Specialized and flexible expertise in microfinance
Founded in 1970 with the goal of sharing the expertise and experience of the Desjardins Group with emerging and developing countries, Développement international Desjardins (DID) celebrated 40 years of operations in 2010. A pioneer in the deployment and development of microfinance (also known as community finance) around the world, DID today is a world leader in this sector. More
Working for Desjardins abroad
The source of our strength at Développement international Desjardins (DID) is the diversity and quality of our talents.
The DID team of 100 employees is complemented by numerous local employees who work with directors and advisors in the various countries where we are active.
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Coming from 23 developing countries on four continents, they are leaders in microfinance in their countries
As part of the International Year of Cooperatives, more than 35 representatives from microfinance networks that are partners with Développement international Desjardins (DID), and members of the Proxfin association, took part in the International Summit of Cooperatives from October 8 to 11, 2012.
"This is an exceptional group of representatives, and the largest delegation that we have welcomed in Québec since the creation of Proxfin in 2006," commented Jean Bernard Fournier, director of Institutional Affairs and Communications at DID.
They announced their arrival in this short video made a few months ago.
INTERVIEWS realized at the Summit:
Alpha Ouédraogo, General Manager of the Confédération des institutions financières d'Afrique de l'Ouest (French only)
Daouda Sawadogo, General Manager of the Réseau des caisses populaires du Burkina (RCPB) iin Burkina Faso (French only)
Sylvia Paraguya, president and chief executive officer at NATCCO in the Philippines
Dr. Podi Kiriwandeniya, Group Chairman at SANASA in Sri Lanka
Fortunatas Dirgincius, Chairman of the Board at LCCU in Lithuania
Mariama Katambé, Chairman of the Board at MECREF in Niger (French only)