WWB network leader Essma Ben Hamida, co-founder and executive director of enda inter-arabe (Tunisia), was recognized as a leading social innovator during a plenary session at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, on October 26th. Enda inter-arabe was co-founded by Essma Ben Hamida and her husband, Michael Cracknell, in 1990. Today it is the first and only best-practice microfinance institution in Tunisia with a staff of 750 across 60 branches.
Ujjivan Financial Services was awarded the Srijan MFI Transparency Award in the Established MFI Category, on October 8. Ujjivan was assessed based on transparency in pricing and product design, financial literacy initiatives promoting transparency with clients, effectiveness of communication and reporting mechanisms and organizational systems and innovative practices that promote transparency.
The Inter-American Development Bank has announced the winners of its 2010 Inter-American Awards for Microenterprise Development. The prizes are awarded to microfinance institutions (MFIs) that constantly improve their financial products and delivery mechanisms to reach significant numbers of microentrepreneurs and other low‐income clients. The awards for Excellence in Microfinance include Best Microfinance Institution and Best Practices in Social Performance.
Dear Advanced Leadership Workshop Participants,
At the end of the workshop in Philadelphia and on your 1 month evaluation forms we asked how WWB can continue to support your success and development as a leader.
One suggestion that we heard from many of you was to provide a space where you can continue to discuss leadership challenges and offer each other solutions.