The Tanzania Association of Microfinance Institutions (TAMFI) is excited to announce an upcoming event titled “WOMEN IN FINANCE: EMBRACING CLIMATE CHANGE.” Set to take place in 26th March 2024 at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Dar es Salaam, this event aligns with the United Nations’ dedication of the month to women, providing a unique platform for women in the finance sector to discuss, learn, and commit to influencing climate change within their professional capacities.


In the backdrop of the current global wave addressing climate change, Tanzania has positioned itself as a frontrunner in adopting and committing to the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number One, Two, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen and Seventeen. Recognizing the substantial impact financial institutions can have in shaping sustainable practices, especially concerning climate change, TAMFI aims to catalyze meaningful action among women in finance.

Financial institutions in Tanzania have already implemented various interventions related to climate change, showcasing a commitment to aligning financial practices with environmental responsibility. However, the role of women in influencing and driving these efforts remains an underexplored area.

Contextual Improvements:

This event comes at a crucial juncture where the global community is acknowledging the imperative of sustainable and environmentally responsible financial practices. The intersectionality of finance and climate change requires a focused and concerted effort, making it paramount for women in finance to actively engage in this discourse.

Proposed Objectives:

  1. Knowledge Sharing: Facilitate an environment for women in finance to exchange insights on how financial practices intersect with and impact climate change.
  2. Commitment to Action: Encourage participants to make tangible commitments to integrate climate-friendly practices within their roles and organizations.
  3. Networking and Collaboration: Foster connections among women in finance, creating a collaborative network to collectively address climate change challenges within the sector.

Target Audience:

The event targets women professionals in the finance sector, including executives, managers, and employees at various levels. Additionally, representatives from relevant stakeholders such as government bodies, environmental organizations, and academia are invited to contribute to the multi-dimensional dialogue.

  1. Participants: Women in finance will benefit from increased awareness, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities, empowering them to become advocates for sustainable finance practices.
  2. Organizations: Financial institutions represented will benefit from committed individuals who can drive internal changes, leading to the adoption of environmentally sustainable policies and practices.
  3. Society and Environment: The broader society and the environment stand to gain from the long-term impact of a finance sector that actively contributes to climate change mitigation and sustainable development.

Proposed Results:

The event will feature a keynote address from a prominent speaker with expertise in both finance and environmental sustainability. Following the keynote, a panel of distinguished experts will delve into the topic, providing diverse perspectives and insights. The outcomes of the event are envisioned to yield both short-term and long-term impacts.

Short-term Outcomes:

  1. Increased Awareness: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the connection between finance and climate change, enhancing their awareness of the role they can play in addressing environmental challenges.
  2. Commitment Pledges: Women in finance will make immediate commitments to integrate environmentally responsible practices into their professional activities.
  3. Network Expansion: Participants will establish new connections within the sector, fostering a supportive network for ongoing collaboration.

Long-term Outcomes:

  1. Institutional Changes: Over time, committed individuals are expected to influence their respective organizations, leading to the adoption of sustainable practices and policies.
  2. Collective Impact: The collaborative efforts initiated during the event are anticipated to contribute to a broader, collective impact on the finance sector’s approach to climate change.
  3. Policy Advocacy: Empowered women in finance may engage in advocacy efforts, influencing policies that align finance practices with environmental sustainability goals.


Selected women will be invited from within and the existing partnerships with organizations such as TAMFI members, Tier One, Tier 3, GiZ, TWCC, Academia and other women from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the broader financial sector.

In conclusion, TAMFI’s event, “WOMEN IN FINANCE: EMBRACING CLIMATE CHANGE.”  seeks to empower and mobilize women in the finance sector for meaningful contributions to the global climate change movement. Through knowledge sharing, commitment to action and fostering collaboration, this event aspires to be a catalyst for positive change with lasting impacts.