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National Conference on SHG Federations - Challenges and Way Ahead, 2010, Pune

The National Conference on SHG Federations - Challenges and Way Ahead, Pune was organized by Chaitanya in collaboration with Bank of Maharashtra, College of Agricultural Banking (CAB) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Enable (formerly known as National Network of Resource Organisations), Friends of Women’s World Banking (FWWB), National  Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Sa-dhan, State Bank of India and Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA) on 4th and 5th of March 2009 at YASHADA and CAB respectively.

Objectives

Create a platform among different stakeholders of the Self Help Group (SHG) movement to share and understand:
  • Current status and different models - social, financial and livelihood - of SHG federations
  • Issues and challenges faced by federations especially those related to capacity building based on SHG networks and funds flow
  • Policies of national organizations to support SHG federations
  • Discuss measures to address challenges and enhance flow of resources to facilitate SHG federations
The conference brought together 120 representatives of various stakeholders of the SHG movement in India, such as SHG members, Federation leaders and representatives of Self Help Promoting Institutions from 12 states of India, Policy Makers, Training Institutions, Technical Support Institutions, National Networks, along with representatives from various Banks and Experts from the field of SHGs and microfinance.

Please refer to the conference website for further details.

 

National Conference on SHG Federations, 2010, Pune

National Conference on SHG Federations - Challenges and Way Ahead, 2010, Pune

Consultative Policy Workshop on SHG Federations, 2009, Pune

Chaitanya and Sa-Dhan conducted a one day Consultative Policy Workshop on October 1, 2009 at the College of Agricultural Banking (CAB) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Pune.

Objectives

  • Analyze the SHG federation landscape in India
  • Issues hindering the scaling up of SHG federations
  • Possible Information Technology solutions for wider application of the SHG federation model
  • Identify issues for policy directions that will help successful development of SHG federations
The workshop was attended by 45 participants consisting of policy makers and practitioners of microfinance.
 

Consultative Policy Workshop, 2009, Pune

Consultative Policy Workshop, 2009, Pune