Bamyan Business to Bank Roundtable
Date: November 20-21, 2013
A two days Business to Banks Roundtable was organized in Bamyan province of Afghanistan to introduce its businessmen with loan facilitation opportunities, sector development through contract farming best practices and round table discussions. The roundtable provided the enterprises' representatives a platform to interact with each other and exchange ideas in identifying challenges and opportunities in improving production, linking to markets and finance. In this event 52 business men and women (35 female and 17 male) including public and private sector representatives engaged in multi sector trading, production, export and financing activities.
The round table was specifically targeting the enterprises function in Bamyan and Daikundi by facilitating them credit mechanism, contract farming, business concept notes, financial statements and mobile money. The main objectives were to improve access to finance for the enterprises in Bamyan and Daikundi provinces through facilitation of targeted discussions and meetings between relevant stakeholders, link enterprises with the financial institutions and develop enterprises' technical skill requirement. GOIRA Officials including Ms. Fatima Kazimy, Director of Economic Affairs and Mr. Mohammad Naeem, Commerce Manager participated in the opening ceremony. The Roundtable participant institutions included Azizi Bank, Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), First Microfinance Bank (FMFB) and Islamic Investment and Finance Cooperative Group(IIFCG) .