Breakfast Meeting on 'Shame-proofing' anti-poverty programmes: Microfinance Antipoverty initiatives in Uganda

Date

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Event Details

Makerere University, School of Women and Gender Studies, Kampala in partnership with Oxford University, United Kingdom concluded a participatory action research oriented project on 'Shame-proofing' anti-poverty programmes with a focus on Microfinance in Uganda. The Project, which was part of a multi-country study involving China, India and Uganda was concluded in March 2018. The study sought to assess whether programs that are ‘shame proofed’, that is expressly designed to promote dignity are more effective in attaining their anti - poverty objectives than those that are not.

Uganda’s research covered Pride Micro Finance Community Banking Group Guaranteed Loan scheme (GGLS) offered as a pro-poor loan product. The study involved an intervention that sought to investigate whether a process of group sensitization and tailored mentoring around the concept of dignity enhancement would reduce indignity in the provision of credit through Community Banking micro credit scheme and increase its capacity for promoting inclusive growth and development. This was a two year project (2016/2017) implemented in Kagadi and Hoima community banking schemes.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the findings of the study and their policy implications for financial inclusion strategies aimed at eradicating rural poverty in Uganda. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 20th June 2018 at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala at 7.00am.

For more information, please contact Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo on grace.batebya@gmail.com or Dr. Florence Kyoheirwe Muhanguzi on floramuha@yahoo.com or flora.muhanguzi@gmail.com.

Invitation is stictly by invite.

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