March 1, 2012 in Clubs and Societies
- First General Meeting (Tuesday 6 March; 12:30 – 1:30pm): Find out about Initiatives and Committee recruitment and everything we have in store for you throughout 2012! Memberships on sale at the door. Venue – TBA (please check back).
- Microfinance 101 (20 March; 5:30pm): A seminar about how microfinance works, its social impacts and some current issues in the industry. Hear from Sarah Hornby from Opportunity International Read the rest of this entry →
February 23, 2012 in Clubs and Societies
The Melbourne Microfinance Initiative is the first and largest student-led microfinance organisation in Australia. Getting involved with MMI is an excellent way to put your business education into practice and make a positive difference in the world.
Join our teams!
Members have the opportunity to join our Country Initiative teams, which are international student-run consulting projects to NGOs in four countries. Students work with their NGO from Melbourne and travel there at the end of their project to implement their solutions and see microfinance in action. There will also be opportunities to join teams on the MMI committee such as Marketing and Events. All of these roles are excellent for developing your leadership skills and creating a positive change in the world.
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September 29, 2011 in Clubs and Societies
MMI and the Africa Club present: “Microfinance in Africa”. This conference focuses on microfinance efforts in the African region.
The event will feature prominent guest speakers including:
- Ian Howie, former UN Director of Human Resources under Kofi Annan and current UN Representative For Papua New Guinea
- Simon Griffiths, social entrepreneur and former Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Engineering student at The University of Melbourne
- Jolynna Sinanan, academic researcher and current PhD candidate in Development Studies at The University of Melbourne
A networking session will follow the conference, where you will have the opportunity to chat to our guest speakers over some light refreshments.
Date: Tuesday, October 4
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Venue: Old Arts – Public Lecture Theatre
To RSVP and for more information, please our facebook page.