This follows the inaugural Pacific microfinance week in Port Moresby in 2007 and the one held in Vanuatu in 2011.
PMW 2013 will be a weeklong series of events, meetings and gatherings of a range of organisations and individuals who want to promote the provision of inclusive and sustainable financial services in the Pacific.
Attending the event are more than 150 delegates representing microfinance institutions, domestic government agencies, credit unions, community-based institutions, commercial banks, mobile network operators, central banks and regulators, development banks, insurance companies, educational and research institutions, donor groups, NGOs, hardware and software providers, consultants and professional service firms.
Papua New Guinea will be represented by a number of organisations including Bank Papua New Guinea, Nationwide Microbank, Microfinance Expansion Project, PNG Institute of Banking and Business Management Inc, PNG Women in Coffee Inc and consultative implementation and monitoring council.
“Several PNG speakers would address Pacific delegates with insights on significant issues influencing access to financial services, including creative and practical ways to build women’s leadership in the sector and best practice in financial literacy education as shown by the PNG Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion,” Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) network manager Shawn Hunter said.
The PMW 2013 is organised by FDC, together with major event sponsors including Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme, Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation.