Successes, challenges, and perspectives of social finance in an era of transition

Date and venue

From September 27 to 30, 2022 in Antigua, Guatemala.

Venue of the conference

The conference and AGM activities will take place in the Hotel Soleil, Antigua

General objective

To promote analysis, reflection and exchange of experiences on the successes, challenges and perspectives of social finance, with the aim of integrating socio-environmental aspects into financial decisions.

Specific objectives

  • Promote the exchange of experiences on solidarity finance in order to strengthen economic processes to face the health crisis and the post-pandemic situation.
  • Integrate economic and social resilience issues in institutional decisions that promote alternative practices to improve the living conditions of rural communities.
  • Promote actions that contribute to the ecological, social and technological transition of financial organizations as a link of integration and sustainability between the economy and society.
  • To provide opportunities for knowledge transfer in social and solidarity economy, social finance and governance.

Thematic axes

  1. Solidarity finance experiences to face the health crisis and post-pandemic
  2. Economic and social resilience
  3. Ecological and social transition


Executives, general managers, managers and technical staff of public and private financial institutions; consultants; national and international experts and/or specialists; cooperation agencies; development banks and organizations working closely with the social and solidarity economy.


  • Exchange of experiences between participants on social and solidarity finance.
  • Field visit to the municipality of San Juan del Obispo, where participants will discover the production processes of loquat and its derivatives.
  • Promote networking platforms and business opportunities between peers and strategic partners.
  • Strengthen technical skills on trendy or cutting-edge aspects of social and solidarity finance.

Cost and Registration

The conference is open to all.

However, prior registration is required to attend the conference. The registration fee is US$250* and includes the following:

  • Participation in the conference
  • Welcome cocktail on September 27
  • Lunches on September 28 and 29
  • Coffee breaks on September 28 and 29
  • Documentation
  • Field trip to San Juan del Obispo on September 30th all day

Accommodation and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participants.

Register here

Provisional program

The conference program is under development and may change in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
15:00 – 16:00 p.m. Registration and distribution of materials
16:00 – 17:00 p.m. Opening protocols
17:00 – 18:30 p.m. Opening conference
“Successes, Challenges and Perspectives of Social Finance in an Era of Transition”
18:30 –19:00 p.m. Artistic presentation of a local group
19:00 p.m. en forward Welcome cocktail
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Training (in Spanish)
Women’s entrepreneurship
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Round table: Experiences of solidarity finance to face the health crisis and the post-pandemic situation
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break and Networking
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Parallel Sessions
Post-Pandemic Microfinance Financing Alternatives (in Spanish) Digital transformation in microfinance
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Plenary Session: Green Financing Opportunities
3:30 – 4:00 p. m. Coffee Break and Networking
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Parallel Sessions
Social and environmental performance Financing family farming (in Spanish)
Thursday, September 29, 2022
7:30 – 8:30 a.m Training (in Spanish)
Digitization of financial services
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Parallel Sessions
Importance of remittances and migration rates (in Spanish) Financial inclusion models and resilience
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break and Networking
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Plenary session: Financing the ecological and social transition
12:30-1:15 p.m. Closing Ceremony
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Closing lunch
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday, September 30, 2022
All day  Field visit to San Juan el Obispo

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