14th May, 2024

9:00 – 13:00

SIFTA event

Pre-Conference SIFTA Workshop:
The Future of Business Decision-Making: Powered by Data, AI & ML

How to Benefit from AI in Microfinance: a ‘How to’ Guide to Data Preparation

The MFC is thrilled to announce a pre-conference SIFTA workshop in Krakow, Poland, in partnership with SIFTA.


Workshop Overview:

This practical workshop dives deep into the foundational element of AI success: data. Discover how to prepare and leverage your organization’s data to build powerful predictive models and unlock the true potential of AI.


Workshop Goals:

  • Expand your AI knowledge: Explore the transformative potential of AI in enhancing business performance.
  • Master data preparation: Learn practical techniques to prepare your data for AI models, maximizing their predictive power.
  • Harness the power of SaaS AI/ML: Discover how a SaaS platform can streamline your organization’s use of AI for credit analysis, collections, client churn prevention, marketing strategies, and more.
  • Build your own models: Work with your organization’s actual data set to construct predictive models.


Workshop Preparation:

  • Free Trial: Upon registration, receive a complimentary trial of the GiniMachine AI/ML platform.
  • Data Set Preparation: Access detailed instructions and support from GiniMachine experts to prepare your data set using your organization’s specific data points.
  • Personalized Assistance: GiniMachine experts will be available to address your questions and guide you throughout the data preparation process.
  • Laptop: Bring your computer with you to the workshop.

Pre-conference Workshop Registration

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The workshop is free of charge, the number of seats is limited and subject of confirmation by the organizers. The priority will be given to organizations based in EU27 and MFC Members (including Members based in non-EU countries).

16th May, 2024

9:00 – 13:00

SIFTA event

Post-Conference SIFTA Workshop:
Building a Collaborative Response to Global Challenges & Disruptions

Leveraging MFC’s successful experience in facilitating the CEO Forum, SIFTA invites CEOs, management teams, and thought leaders to explore critical issues shaping the future of microfinance. This year’s edition of the Forum will focus on two strategic issues and will be divided into 3 parts.

Part 1: Cultural change, labour market dynamics and the AI revolution.
Participants and experts will discuss the transformative power of AI and its impact on the cultural landscape and labor market. We will then deliberate on how the expected changes brought about by the AI revolution could inform strategic-decision making process at the MFI level.

Part 2: Securing financial stability in turbulent times: exploring new and innovative funding sources
We will explore innovative approaches to funding microfinance including social impact bonds and crowdfunding platforms. Participants, including impact investors, will share their strategies to develop sustainable financial models that adapt to changing socio-economic environments and evolving client needs. We will also brainstorm about new funding sources and channels that have not been explored yet but could bring additional financing opportunities for MFIs.

Part 3: Leveraging the power of cooperation
In an increasingly complex and dynamic political and socio-economic landscape, collaboration among MFIs is crucial for shared success. We will explore ways of increasing knowledge exchange, fostering open dialogue and peer-to-peer learning among CEOs and their MFIs.

Post-Conference Workshop Registration Closed

The registration was completed.
The workshop is free of charge, the number of seats is limited and subject of confirmation by the organizers. The priority will be given to organizations based in EU27 and MFC Members (including Members based in non-EU countries).

About Microfinance Centre (MFC)


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A social finance network that promotes fairness, inclusion, equality, and responsible service. Microfinance Centre unites over 120 organisations across 35 countries of Europe and Central Asia, who together deliver responsible microfinance services to almost 2,000,000 low-income clients.
Our mission is to empower people and communities through sustainable social finance. Together with our members – microfinance, financial cooperative systems, social finance banks, social investors, academic institutions, national and international support organizations and networks – we seek to make financial services work effectively for people, communities and the planet by embracing sustainability good practices and standards, sharing knowledge, advocacy and networking in the region of Europe and Central Asia.