WOCCU Project Director Normunds Mizis Speaks at Krakow III Policy Forum
Normunds Mizis, WOCCU-Uzbekistan Project Director
World Council of Credit Union
Uzbekistan Project Director Normunds Mizis
credit union perspective to over 50 financial
sector policy makers and public officials at the
Krakow III Policy Forum on Law and Regulation
Governing Microfinance in Warsaw, Poland, from
Delegates at the forum worked toward reforming
policies that would make financial services more
accessible to the poor. In his speech, Mizis
defined the credit cooperative identity and
regulatory principles, emphasizing the importance
of developing Specialized Law to reflect these
principles. He also discussed the importance of
defining and training a Regulator and the need
for technical assistance and cooperation among
credit unions. Mizis summarized the progress in
Uzbekistan as a successful framework for
microfinance development. The session was
moderated by the World Bank.
WOCCU hosts an annual, invitation-only
for financial cooperative regulators each year.
This year's meeting will precede the World Credit
Union Conference in Dublin, Ireland, and will
take place on July 26-27.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.