Bengaluru, Karnataka, December 1, 2009 /India PRwire/ — The Microfinance Focus, a global microfinance news portal with a monthly magazine, announced today that it has signed a media partnership with the Global Microcredit Summit Campaign for its forthcoming Africa/Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit (AMERMS) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 7 to 10, 2010.
Microfinance Focus is a global knowledge centre for Microfinance, serving 60,000 microfinance professionals worldwide. It publishes a monthly magazine, daily news stories, articles and write-ups written by experts who are practitioners in the field.
The Global Micro Credit Summit Campaign, based in Washington DC, is an annual conference and event that brings together a wide range of financial and development experts from all over the world to learn and share developments in the micro credit sector. It is a project of the RESULTS Educational Fund, a U.S.-based grassroots advocacy organization.
Microfinance gained world-wide prominence when Dr. Muhammed Yunus and The Grameen Bank won the Nobel Prize for peace in 2006.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Vikash Kumar, publisher of Microfinance Focus, said, This is an important alliance for us as it recognizes the contribution our magazine has made to the field. To be selected as a partner with The Global Micro Credit Summit Campaign demonstrates the importance of the magazine as a key communication channel within the financial sector.
Jerome Peloquin, Managing Editor in the US, negotiated the relationship and is working closely with the Global Microcredit Summit Campaign and Sam Daley Harris, founder and principal spokesperson. Peloquin further explained, This is the fifteenth year the Global Summit has been held. It has become the premier annual meeting of micro credit development. This years theme will be microUP as a means to create sustainable lives free from poverty for every person on the planet.
The conference host in Nairobi, Kenya will be Jamii Bora, a proponent of microUP and the most successful urban based program in Kenya.
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About Microfinance Focus:
Microfinance Focus is a global knowledge centre for Microfinance, focused on serving the international microfinance sector. It publishes a monthly magazine, daily news stories, articles and write-ups written by experts who are practitioners in the field. Microfinance Focus is also accessible from Google News and other prominent search engines. Its reach in the microfinance sector is vast and truly global. Its endeavor is to make it better and brighter for the microfinance community all over the world. To know more visit www.microfinancefocus.com
About The Microcredit Summit Campaign
The Microcredit Summit Campaign is a project of the RESULTS Educational Fund, a U.S.-based grassroots advocacy organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. The Campaign brings together microcredit practitioners, advocates, educational institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations and others involved with microcredit to promote best practices in the field, to stimulate the interchanging of knowledge, and to work towards reaching bold measurable goals. For more information please visit: http://www.microcreditsummit.org
Source: India PR Wire