Rosario Pérez, Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco to Appear at the 15th Annual Global Microcredit Summit

9 junio, 2011


Pro Mujer’s CEO Rosario Pérez and Co-Founders and Co-Directors Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco will join microfinance leaders from around the world for the 15th Annual Global Microcredit Summit to be held in Valladolid, Spain on November 14-17th.

More than 2,000 delegates from around the world including Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Sir Fazle Abed of BRAC, as well as practitioners, advocates, investors, United Nations agencies, donors, domestic government agencies, and many more will attend. The Summit will set the backdrop for substantive discussions on the major issues of international microfinance.

Rosario Pérez will serve on a panel titled, “Why Integrating Microfinance, Health Education, and Other Forms of Health Protection is Good for Your Clients and Good for Your MFI, and How Can You Incorporate It?” Panelists include: Sir Fazle Abed, Founder and Chairperson, BRAC; Mamadou Diallo, Regional Manager, West Africa, Freedom from Hunger, (Mali); Fatina Abu-Okab, Deputy General Manager, Microfund for Women (Jordan); and Sheila Leatherman, Research Professor from The Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lynne Patterson will lead a panel titled, “Breaking the Rules of Microfinance to Better End Poverty and Catalyze its Transformational Dimension:  Conversations with Industry Pioneers to Explore the Soul of Microfinance.”

Carmen Velasco, who also serves on the Summit’s Global Advisory Committee, will appear on “Sharing the Lessons Learned on Strengthening MFIs so that They Can Weather the Challenges of the Current and Future Financial Crises and Fluctuations in Food and Fuel Prices.”

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in six plenary sessions, more than 50 workshops, over 40 associated sessions, a variety of day-long courses as well as field visits to leading institutions around the world in the days before the event.