Random Royal News Regarding His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. (VIDEO)

Begins at the :53 mark. Plus news regarding the sovereign prince’s attendance at Les Amis du Liban and Princess Caroline at the Chanel Jewelry launch in Monaco. In French

On July 7, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Monégasque government and PlaNet Finance.  Also in attendance was the Conseiller de Gouvernement pour les Relations Extérieures (Government Counsellor for External Relations), Mr. José Badia and the President of PlaNet Finance, Mr. Jacques Attali.

According to the official website for the government of the principality:

The Government of the Principality, which has made the fight against poverty the main objective of its development cooperation policy, has already signed 11 agreements of cooperation with PlaNet Finance to support various projects such as the socio-economic integration and access to micro-credit to people living with HIV AIDS and sickle-cell disease, the strengthening of capabilities of Micro-finance Institutions (MFIS) or the development of income generating activities.

 The project supported by the Government of the Principality, the world AMADÉ and Fight Aids Monaco in Burundi for the support of orphans and other children vulnerable (OVC), PlaNet Finance has provided technical assistance to the creation of an IMF called Dukuze to enable the empowerment of the guardians of OVC. The IMF today affects 1,500 people (73% of women) and has for ambition, always with the support of PlaNet Finance, to become one of the three most important players in the sector to Burundi in the next four years, reaching 15,000 people.

  1.  The framework partnership agreement, for a period of five years, will help to lay the foundations of a sustainable partnership through:
  2.  The promotion of the access of the poor to micro-finance (savings, credit, insurance) products.
  3.  The design and implementation of programs of micro-finance in the areas of health, education and the environment.
  4.  The support for financial transparency and the efficiency of the sector of micro-finance in developing the (financial rating) rating and social auditing (social rating).

PlaNet Finance’s mission to help the poor to develop autonomously income generating activity to sustainably improve their living conditions. With a global network of 122 experts, active in nearly 50 countries, PlaNet Finance offers advisory services and technical assistance to stakeholders in micro-finance to improve their financial and social performance so that programs of support to micro-entrepreneurs. PlaNet Finance also contributes to the improvement of knowledge in micro-finance and the dissemination of good practices.

Source and photo courtesy of: Gouvernement Princier