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Microfinance: A Solution to Reduce Poverty? Debate at the FIFDH – 15 March 2007, 8:00 pm, Maison du Grütli

The GIAN co-presents a debate on microfinance in the framework of the International Film Festival on Human Rights (FIFDH). The GIAN supports a research project on microfinance, jointly undertaken by the International Labour Office (ILO), the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) and the University of Geneva. Two of the researchers participating in this project will share their insights on microfinance at the debate that follows the projection of two documentaries.

Venue: Maison des Arts du Grütli, rue Général Dufour 16, Geneva
The programme of Thursday evening, 15th of March 07:

6:00 pm / CAC Simon
Les Greniers de l’argent directed by Jean-Michel Rodrigo, France, 2000, 52’, VO fr.

8:00 pm / CAC Simon
The Rasheda Trust directed by Jürg Neuenschwander, Switzerland, 2006, 52’, VO eng. subtitles fr.

Followed by a debate with:
Bernd Balkenhol, Director of the Social Finance Program , ILO;
Jean–Michel Servet, Professor of economy, GIDS / IUED;
Klaus Tischhauser Managing Director of ResponsAbility Ltd;
Moderated by Frédéric Lelièvre, Le Temps.

For more information on the Festival consult it's Website:

Related Project(s)

Annual Call for Projects 2002 Global Solidarity: Towards a More Rational and Transparent Promotion of Micro-Finance Institutions

>See the Project