Sa-Dhan National Conference on Inclusive Growth – 2024 – Sa-Dhan

On Inclusive Growth

23rd & 24th October 2024

Hotel Ashok, New Delhi

About the Event

The 19th Sa-Dhan National Conference on Inclusive Growth, 2024, themed “Driving Inclusive Development through Sustainable Finance,” is set to be a landmark event. This theme revolves around inclusive development, focusing on equitable growth and long-term economic stability through sustainable finance. It will showcase the innovative approaches that support sustainability in the sector and provide equitable access to opportunities.

Continuing the legacy of being a unique platform for dialogue, deliberation, information exchange, and partnership building, this conference aims to provide critical insights that can shape future action plans for policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders. By focusing on various aspects of financial inclusion, the conference seeks to both widen and deepen its scale in the country. Addressing issues of financial exclusion and vulnerability, the event will expand discussions around financial resilience and sustainable development, emphasizing the role of sustainable finance in driving inclusive growth.

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Prioritizing National Interest

During the 19th National Conference, Sa-Dhan will also focus on critical national priorities, including microinsurance, micro-pensions, integrated health, water and sanitation, clean energy and climate change, affordable housing, support for the truly marginalized, microenterprises, digitization, and the broader microfinance sector. The discussions will examine how financial inclusion can significantly contribute to poverty alleviation and universal access to financial services.

A highlight of the conference will be the unveiling of The Bharat Microfinance Report, a comprehensive statistical analysis of the sector. This report is anticipated to provide crucial insights and data, guiding future initiatives and strategies within the microfinance landscape.

Meet the Speakers

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Former Deputy Chairman

Planning Commission
Saurabh Garg

Saurabh Garg


Department of Social Justice & Empowermen
Shaji K V

Shaji K V



S Ramann


Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

Founder, MD, CEO

Bandhan Bank

Alok Kumar Choudhary


State Bank of India


Day 01 – 23rd October

09:00 am – 09:45 amRegistration
09:45 am – 11:00 amInaugural Session
11:00 am – 11:30 amTeezeit
11:30 am – 01:00 pmPlenary Session 1: Sustainable Micro Finance as a Catalyst for Inclusive Development and Growth
01:00 pm – 02:00 pmBon Appetit
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
  • Breakaway Session 1: Revolutionizing Microlending: Emerging Trends and Innovations
  • Breakaway Session 2: Green Microfinance in Asia Pacific Region: Investments for a Sustainable Development
  • Breakaway Session 3: Human Capital in Microfinance: Challenges and Strategic Pathways
03:00 pm – 03:30 pmTeezeit
03:30 pm – 05:00 pmPlenary Session 2: New Regulatory Framework for Microfinance: Opportunities, Challenges and Recommendations

Day 02 – 24th October

10:00 am – 10:45 amFireside Chat: Microfinance & Women-led Small Enterprise – Twin Engine for Viksit Bharat
10:45 am – 12:00 pmPlenary Session 3: Lakhpati Didi- Boosting Household Income through Micro Enterprises for Sustainable Development
12:00 pm – 12:30 pmTeezeit
12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
  • Breakaway Session 4: The Relevance of SHG Bank Linkage in Amritkaal: Enhancing Economic Resilience and Inclusivity
  • Breakaway Session 5: Gender-Responsive Finance: Fostering Inclusive Financial Ecosystems for Equitable Growth
  • Breakaway Session 6: Financial Health of Microfinance Households: Strengthening Social Security Safety Nets
01:30 pm – 02:30 pmLunch
02:30 pm – 03:45 pmPlenary Session 4: Microfinance 2034- Upcoming Decade of Microfinance in India
03:45 pm – 04:00 pmValedictory Session
04:00 pm – 04:10 pmClosing and Vote of Thanks

Sponsors 2023


Yes, the National Conference 2024 does have an entry fee. Check the brochure below to know the details.


  • Admission to the Conference Sessions
  • Lunch and refreshments during the Conference
  • Networking platform
  • Conference Kit
  • Complimentary Copy of Bharat Microfinance Report – 2024
  • Complimentary Copy of Microfinance Directory – 2024
The fee doesn’t cover accommodation. In case of any queries, you can get in touch directly with us at

Refund requests received in writing before 30ᵗʰ September 2024 will be considered for cancellation. A 20% handling charge would be deducted from the registration fee and the balance refunded by cheque. No amount will be refunded after.

Glimpse Of Sa-Dhan National Conference On Inclusive Growth, 2023

Every year, Sa-Dhan introduces new narratives that help us deliberate on the nuances of the microfinance sector. The National Conference on Inclusive Growth is not just a congregation, it is a stage for collaboration, a hallway of discussing ideas. Catch the glimpse of Sa- Dhan National Conference on Inclusive Growth, 2023 Microfinance marching to Amritkal with 25 years of Inclusive Impact Legacy” below.

Sa-Dhan Archives

Sa-Dhan archives is a repository of valuable insights gathered from our conferences over the years. Through our reports, we have documented the progress, challenges, and innovative approaches in reaching the unbanked and empowering the informal sector. Explore our reports below.


Early-bird Registration will start on 11th August 2023. This will ensure your confirmed participation.  All delegates will be provided a digital pass to attend the conference. The registration form can also be downloaded from the Sa-Dhan website. There is also a provision for spot registration at the conference venue.

Registration Fee Covers
  • Admission to the Conference Sessions
  • Lunch and refreshments during the Conference
  • Networking Platform
  • Conference Kit
  • Complimentary Copy of Bharat Microfinance Report – 2023
Registration fees can be paid through Demand Draft / Online Payment. International payments can only be made through wire transfer.
Please be noted that the fee doesn’t cover accommodation.
REFUND POLICY: Requests received in writing before 15th October 2023 will be considered for cancellation. A 10% handling charge would be deducted from the registration fee and the balance refunded by cheque. No amount will be refunded after. The registration form with the payment details should be sent to