4th European Microfinance Award "Microfinance for Food Security": common press conference

Type: Complete press conference   Reference: I-075277   Duration: 10:32:28  Lieu:
End production: 15/11/2012   First transmission: 15/11/2012
As part of the European Microfinance Week, which was held from 14 to 16 November 2012 in Luxembourg, the 4th European Microfinance Award "Microfinance for Food Security" was presented at a ceremony held at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg on 15 November 2012. A press conference was held before the award ceremony with representatives of the organisers—Daniel Feypel, Head of Microfinance at the Development Cooperation Department of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Christoph Pausch, Executive Secretary of the European Microfinance Platform, Perrine Pouget, Head of Investments at the EIB and Member of the Board of Directors of the European Microfinance Platform—as well as representatives of the three finalists: Rolando Victoria, CEO of Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), Elisabeth Nava, CEO of Banco FIE (Banco para el Fomento Iniciativas Económicas S.A.) and Olesya Paukova, Development Director at Kompanion.

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10:00:00 Statement (in FRENCH) by Daniel Feypel, Head of Microfinance at the Development Cooperation Department of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs, introducing himself as well as the other participants; speaking on the work of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of microfinance. Speaking (In ENGLISH) on the European Microfinance Award, which honours innovation in microfinance. 00:04:36
10:04:36 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Christoph Pausch, Executive Secretary of the European Microfinance Platform, on the choice of the specific subject for each award; on the selection process. 00:03:39
10:08:15 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Perrine Pouget, Head of Investments at the EIB and Member of the Board of Directors of the European Microfinance Platform, stating that the EIB welcomes the awards ceremony; on why the EIB is delighted to be associated with the award. 00:01:51
10:10:06 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Francesca Agnello, consultant who worked on the European Microfinance Award 2012 regarding the topic of food security; speaking on the definition of food security and how microfinance can assist food security. 00:07:58
10:18:04 Statements by representatives of the three finalists: Rolando Victoria, CEO of Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI) (in ENGLISH), presenting ASKI, which supports the Philippine agricultural sector through its microcredit initiatives to improve food security, strengthen food distribution networks, increase yields and empower farming communities; Elisabeth Nava, CEO of Banco FIE (Banco para el Fomento Iniciativas Económicas S.A.) (in SPANISH, interpreted into ENGLISH), presenting Banco FIE, which supports food security in Bolivia through its exemplary action in the sustainable funding of the Bolivian agricultural community; Olesya Paukova, Development Director at Kompanion (in RUSSIAN, interpreted into ENGLISH), presenting Kompanion, which supports food security in Kyrgyzstan through major initiatives aimed at improving the livelihoods of local farmers and their communities. 00:14:23
10:32:28 Questions from journalists to the three finalists 00:23:52
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