Financial Inclusion Summit East Africa 2017 - 5th September

EVALUATING THE STATE OF EAST AFRICAN FINANCIAL INCLUSION

William Cook
09:00

Does East African financial inclusion finally have momentum?

  •    How banks, government, fintechs and corporations are driving financial inclusion initiatives across business units
  •     Understanding financial exclusion in Kenya, and implications for East Africa
  •     Collaboration opportunities between NGOs, corporations and governments for a financially inclusive ecosystem
  •     How are governments supporting the development of financial inclusion initiatives
  •     Endorsing interoperability among all players in the ecosystem 
  •     Turning societies into cashless economies   
Camilo Téllez
09:30

Utilising mobility through fintech to drive financial inclusion

  •     How is access to fintech greasing the wheels of financial inclusion
  •     Scaling up access to mobile services for the underbanked
  •     Speeding up consumer on-boarding whilst ensuring increased security 
  •     Developing a cost effective and scalable solution for the excluded 
  •     Being sensitive to variable market infrastructures
  •     Understanding country specific regulations
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? 
10:30

Networking break and refreshments

MICROCREDIT

Evans Abuuru
11:00

Village banking and the future of community based financial service provision

  •     How agent networks have fuelled financial inclusion success in remote areas 
  •     E-money and the risks of the non-bank led model
  •     From microcredit to microfinance - Why a robust product range is essential for true financial inclusion
  •     Leveraging financial innovation and education for small business holders and unbanked start-ups
William Nanjero
11:30

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

  •     Implementation for customer relations, repayments and collections
  •     Automated leveraging of disparate data for better loan assessment
  •     Utilising global standards for digital credit delivery

REGULATION

Victor Malu
12:00

The big regulation debate

  •     The challenge of proximity: assessing mobile banking and banking correspondence solutions
  •     Mobile banking features that translates uptake and usability into consumer trust, cost and accessibility
  •     Creating on-demand access to savings through widespread agent networks and cash in/out touch points
  •     Removing uncertainties around repayments: providing lenders with detailed access to client financial activity and histories

EMPOWERING THE UNBANKED FEMALE POPULATION

12:30

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
13:00

Networking lunch

AGE OF FINTECH

Panel discussion
14:00

Panel 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
  •     Commitment between financial institutions and their customers
  •     Boosting access to banking resources and improving financial health
Moderator: Sahana Arun Kumar, Managing Director, Amarante FZCO
14:30

Understanding the technologies impacting financial inclusion

  •     Which fintech trends will have the greatest impact on financial inclusion efforts
  •     Mobile money, microfinance, lending and blockchain in developing and promoting financial inclusion
  •     Analysing the impact on long term financial stability and prosperity
  •     Adapting with the shift towards government enabled collaborations to drive innovation in financial inclusionReserved for sponsor 
James Vancel
15:00

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
15:30

Networking break

THE FINANCIAL INCLUSION ECOSYSTEM

Paulo Sousa
16:00

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
Paulo Sousa, Chief Executive Officer, Banco Comercial E De Investimentos
16:30

Close of Summit

last published: 26/Jul/17 09:35 GMT