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COVID-19 Crisis and Digitalization – Webinar Series | EaSI Technical Assistance

We are pleased to announce that impactiive® Managing Partner, Florian Dervishi, will participate as a panelist on March 3rd (11:00 CET) in the first of 3 webinars hosted by the MFC Network.  It will be an interactive meeting for microfinance professionals to discuss the challenges that practitioners are facing one year after the Covid-19 crisis, and what permanent changes are noticed or can be expected as a result of the pandemic.

This is a special webinar series organized within the EaSI Technical Assistance Programme, and will take place on the 3rd, 10th and 17th of March (Wednesdays at 11:00 CET). 

To learn more, and register for free, click here.

By joining, you will have a chance to discuss digitalization in pandemic times with practitioners, funders and tech providers. MFC expert and chief moderator, David Kruijff, encourages active participation in the Q&A sessions, where all questions can be asked.


The first webinar will discuss the challenges that practitioners are facing one year after the break-out of the pandemic, as well as what permanent changes are noticed or can be expected.

The second and third webinar will involve technology providers and funders offering various types of support to financial institutions.



Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2021 at 11:00 (CET)

This webinar seeks to unearth the current issues faced by Financial Institutions. Are institutional risks merely shifting or are they better managed?  Will FIs gradually shift back to business as usual or has the way we run our institutions changed…perhaps for the good?  Will we serve the same clients with the same products or do our clients require something else?


Florian Dervishi, Managing Partner, impactiive®, Estonia

Zhanna Zhakupova, Executive Director, Asian Credit Fund, Kazakhstan

Perlat Sulaj, Administrator, FED Invest, Albania

Cristian Jurma, General Manager, Vitas, Romania


Webinar no 2 | DIGITALIZE OR DIE

Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021 at 11:00 (CET)

This webinar will see a variety of software/ IT companies offering digital CBSs and digitization services.  This round-table will allow the panelist to share their experiences throughout the crisis and how the FIs using their systems fared.  The panelist will also have the opportunity to briefly pitch their digital solutions, and breakout rooms will be provided to allow for a more detailed Q&A.



Date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021 at 11:00 (CET)

The last webinar of the series will host a variety of Europe’s most prominent providers of finance and technical assistance for the MSME sector.  They will inform on their experience of dealing with their investees, what are the lessons learned, and how they can help FI's find their bearings in a post-Covid situation.


Meet the impactiive® Team: Frank J. Gamble


Meet the impactiive® Team: Gerry Lanigan

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