Financial Inclusion Summit East Africa 2017 - 5th September

08:30

Registration and networking

EVALUATING THE STATE OF EAST AFRICAN FINANCIAL INCLUSION

William Cook
09:30

Does East African financial inclusion finally have momentum?

  •     How banks and non-banks are driving the financial inclusion agenda
  •     Understanding financial exclusion in Kenya, and implications for East Africa
  •     How governments are supporting the development of financial inclusion initiatives
  •     Expanding opportunity through cross-border interoperability  
Yoku Korsah
10:00

Powering financial inclusion with innovation

  •     Creating new products and services that fulfil an unmet need
  •     Scaling proven solutions across East Africa 
  •     Working with cross-sector partners
  •     Addressing challenges and opportunities in agriculture, education, health, trade and entrepreneurship, energy, water, sanitation
  •     What does a future where more people are financially included look like? 

EMPOWERING THE UNBANKED FEMALE POPULATION

Jennifer Riria
10:30

Bridging the financial inclusion gender gap

  •     How have micro-credit programmes empowered women over the last decade
  •     The identification of standardised indicators to measure progress
  •     Why digital payments elevates female financial inclusion
  •     Melding traditional savings and financial planning strategies with extensive digital services to women’s lifecycle needs
  •     Overcoming the systemic, social and cultural barriers to access
11:00

Networking break and refreshments

OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Topy Muga
11:30

Addressing key barriers to financial inclusion in Africa

  •     Management buy in and investments
  •     Building trust in the brand
  •     Building robust and scalable technology
  •     Relentless execution
  •     Partnering with government and regulators

REGULATION

Victor Malu
12:00

Financial regulation 2.0: what should it entail?

  •     How regulation evolved over the years: Kenya’s perspective
  •     How regulation can shape innovation: learning from Kenya
  •     Will regulation shape technology, or vice versa
Panel discussion
12:30

Panel: The role of Cash-for-Aid programs in building financial inclusion

  •     Continuously innovating in developing and disbursing cash transfers
  •     Creating efficient and accountable models of intervention that offer dignity and choice 
  •     What more can be done to create a relevant regulatory environment?
  •     Creating resilience through community capacity building and improving livelihoods 
  •     What opportunities exist for further collaboration between the humanitarian sector and the private sector? 
Richard Yego, Mobile Commerce Operations Manager, Airtel
13:10

Welcome address by lunch sponsor - Youtap

13:20

Networking lunch

AGE OF FINTECH

Jens Glaso
14:20

Fintech: speed, accountability, efficiency

  •     Segment-specific propositions to millennials, small businesses and the underbanked
  •     Embracing “coopetition” to engage with the existing ecosystem of banks
  •     Providing greater speed, accountability and efficiency
  •     Developing an attractive and significant customer experience
  •     Socialising financial products and services
James Vancel
14:50

Understanding consumer behaviour on fintech platforms to improve financial wellbeing

  •     Understanding behaviour to develop new products that are aligned with how people behave on platforms
  •     Using data science to explore data from fintech platforms
  •     Utilising behavioral science as a governing framework for understanding actions made by people
  •     What role does testing have in validating our assumptions?
  •     Using prescriptive tools to help better decision making

MICROCREDIT

Evans Abuuru
15:20

Microfinance and the impact of digital based financial service provision

  •     Leveraging financial innovation and education for small business holders and unbanked start-ups for true financial inclusion
  •     How agent networks have fuelled financial inclusion success in remote areas 
  •     E-money and the risks of the non-bank led model
William Nanjero
15:50

Instant, automated, remote: the rise and impact of digital credit

  •     Understanding digital credit users
  •     Implementation for customer relations, repayments and collections
16:20

Networking break

THE FINANCIAL INCLUSION ECOSYSTEM

Rogério LAM
16:40

Engaging the entire financial services ecosystem in financial inclusion

  •     Accelerating the integration of financial inclusive services into the broader financial sector
  •     Connecting the social value chain through a digital payments platform
  •     Incentivising innovation: the role of government in fostering financial inclusion business models
  •     Ensuring interoperability and competition among providers and access capability among citizens
17:10

Close of Summit

17:15

After-hours networking party - hosted by Bluechain Africa

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