Dushanbe, 15th of August 2019
The First National Conference on Financial Inclusion in the Republic of Tajikistan was organized by National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan (NABWT) and Association of Microfinance Organizations of Tajikistan (AMFOT) as part of the implementation of the Nice-Tak project “Networking Intermediaries and Competitive Enterprises in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan”, which is implemented by an international consortium of non-governmental organizations CESVI (Italy), Bishkek Business Club (BDK), National Association of Small and Medium Business of Tajikistan (NAMSB), National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan (NABWT), Union of Craftsmen in Tajikistan (CPT). The consortium is headed by the non-governmental organization Sequa gGmbH (Germany). The NICE-TAK project is funded by the European Union with co-financing from the Federal Ministry for Economic Development of Germany.
The conference is directly supported by the Ministry of Economy and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan, the National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan, the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The conference partners are the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Tajikistan (EBRD) and the GIZ Programme “Towards Rural Inclusive Growth and Economic Resilience (TRIGGER)”
The purpose of the conference “First National Conference on Financial Inclusion in the Republic of Tajikistan” is to identify and explore innovations, innovative financial products and non-financial services that can facilitate access to finance for poor people, individual entrepreneurs, women and youth, and increase their participation in the formal economy. In particular, the conference will consider the business case and the role of the private sector and financial investors who invest in sustainable and reliable products and services that can improve micro and small enterprises and public access to finance, especially those operating in remote areas. Its includes close attention to supply and demand issues that affect the use of traditional and alternative financial products and services, including those offered by banks, microfinance organizations, credit associations, guarantee funds, etc.
The conference will also provide an opportunity for financial and other institutions to present their own products and services aimed at implementing a financial inclusion strategy; Moreover, those institutions that have implemented working methods aimed at ensuring financial inclusion at all levels of activity and management will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the best practices and lessons learned from this practice.