What is the SAM?
The African Microfinance Week (referred to as ‘the SAM’, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years.
Previous editions of the SAM were held in Arusha (Tanzania) in 2013, in Dakar (Senegal) in 2015, and in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in 2017. The 4th SAM will take place from the 21st to 25th October, 2019 at the International Conference Centre in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).
The main ambition of the SAM is to provide a unified African platform for exchange on the microfinance issues facing the African continent by bringing together all the professionals of the sector – investors, MFIs, researchers, banks, networks, innovators, governments and others.