Scaling Up Financial Inclusion of MSMEs for a Sustainable Recovery in the Mediterranean

10 December 2021. From 10:30  To 12:00 | Workshop | Online
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The MED Confederation, the alliance of Euro-Mediterranean institutions and organisations promoting socioeconomic cooperation in the Mediterranean region, has been encouraging research and dialogue in order to promote awareness, best practices, and innovative initiatives to address the issue of financial inclusion as one of the main pillars of the development agenda in the Mediterranean region. Following two previous webinars dedicated respectively to the impact of the COVID-19 on financial inclusion and youth financial inclusion in the Mediterranean, the alliance is organising a third edition untitled “Scaling Up Financial Inclusion of MSMEs for a Sustainable Recovery in the Mediterranean: Prospects and Challenges.”

This event provides a space for dialogue where experts and practitioners from institutions and organisations across the Mediterranean region and beyond debate the prospects and challenges for enhancing the financial inclusion of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) as the fundamental condition to spur the post-COVID-19 recovery in the Mediterranean region. Acknowledging the key role that MSMEs play as the backbone of the Mediterranean economies, the webinar discusses the key measures and initiatives that aim at improving access to finance for small businesses. The final objective of the event is to draw a set of policy recommendations based on lessons learnt and successful experiences, that can contribute to enlighten policy-making processes in the post-COVID-19 context.



Chris De Noose

President MED Confederation

Jessica Alfaro

Financial Sector Specialist International Finance Corporation

Nadine Chehade

Senior Financial Sector Specialist Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
Hicham Zanati Serghini

Hicham Zanati Serghini

Director General Société nationale de garantie et de financement de l’entreprise

Nejia Gharbi

Vice-President MED Confederation

Roger Albinyana

Managing Director IEMed