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pre-conference summit   |   3rd September 2018

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Financial Inclusion Summit East Africa will bring together all of the stakeholders involved in financial inclusion to discuss critical challenges, opportunities, pilot programmes and future roadmaps.

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WHO ATTENDS

Image result for person icon   CIO
Image result for person icon   CFO
Image result for person icon   CTO
Image result for person icon   CEO
Image result for person icon   Managing Director
Image result for person icon   Financial Sector specialist
Image result for person icon   Microfinance
Image result for person icon   Small Enterprise
Image result for person icon   Banking Financial Services
Image result for person icon   Consultant
 
 
 
 

TOP 3 SESSIONS NOT TO MISS

 

RETHINKING REGULATION FOR INCLUSIVE INNOVATION

 

Tom Juma, Chief Operating Officer,
Faulu Microfinance Bank
 
  • Examining the relationship between innovation and policymaking 
  • What approach works best for regulators and supervisors: regulatory sandboxes, innovation hubs and fintech solutions for RegTech
  • Will regulation shape technology, or vice versa?

THE EVOLVING FINANCIAL INCLUSION LANDSCAPE IN EAST AFRICA

 

Jesse Moore, Chief Executive Officer,
M-KOPA Solar Kenya
 
  • How is technology shaping financial inclusion and influencing patterns of economic growth?  
  • What products and services are customers demanding and how is the industry adapting and responding?
  • What type of collaboration between established and emerging providers lends itself to the new thinking?

 


PANEL: A NEW AGE OF COLLABORATION

 

   
Victor Malu, Head, Future Financial Systems, FSD Kenya
 
  • How are incumbents and fintechs partnering to drive financial inclusion?
  • Overcoming challenges and risks that come with digitisation related to privacy, agents and new market entrants
  • How are innovations in e-money, agent banking, KYC and consumer protection enabling digital finance?

 

 

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Financial Inclusion Summit EA 2018

Accelerating financial inclusion in a digital age

A NEW AGE OF DIGITAL FINANCE

Financial Inclusion Summit
09:00

Welcome address

Financial Inclusion Summit
09:05

The evolving financial inclusion landscape in East Africa

  •     How is technology shaping financial inclusion and influencing patterns of economic growth?  
  •     What products and services are customers demanding and how is the industry adapting and responding?
  •     What type of collaboration between established and emerging providers lends itself to the new thinking on financial inclusion?
  •     Evaluating where big gains are being made and what intractable challenges remain 
Financial Inclusion Summit
09:30

Lessons from 3 years of engagements in East Africa: The AgriFin Accelerate digital finance engagement model for smallholder farmers

  •     Revolutionising agricultural markets with innovations in mobile finance-    Improving data visibility for supply chain efficiency -    Creating alternative payment methods-    Increasing productivity -    Lowering costs of distribution and reducing risks
  •     Overcoming barriers that prevent farmers from using these technologies
  •     Using a rapid iteration engagement model to drive innovative, client-centric product development
  •     Developing ‘bundles’ of mobile-enabled services offering farmers affordable access to financial and informational services
  •     Focal areas for innovation include interactive information services for farmers, alternative data to support financial service design, and the use of human centered design techniques to ensure products are closely linked to the needs of farmers, particularly women and youth
Financial Inclusion Summit
10:00

Rethinking regulation for inclusive innovation

  •     Examining the relationship between innovation and policymaking 
  •     What approach works best for regulators and supervisors: regulatory sandboxes, innovation hubs and fintech solutions for RegTech
  •     Will regulation shape technology, or vice versa?
  •     Boosting inclusion by presenting safe, useful services that are attractive and accessible to the unbanked
Financial Inclusion Summit
10:30

Powering financial inclusion with digital payments

  •     Digitalising a cash based SME and Micro merchant marketplace 
  •     Accelerating digital commerce across East Africa
  •     Offering consumers a versatile, secure and convenient mobile payment option 
  •     Providing convenient, trusted places for people to learn about and use digital payments RESERVED FOR SPONSOR 
Financial Inclusion Summit
10:40

Topic TBC

Roshaan Kulpoo, Deputy CEO, Anglo NanoBNK Ltd
Financial Inclusion Summit
10:50

Networking break

DIGITAL IDENTITY & AUTHENTIFICATION

Financial Inclusion Summit
11:20

New paradigms of financial identity

  •     Linking digital identity and mobile money 
  •     Evaluating the potential of technological breakthroughs that can shatter the bonds of poverty  
  •     Paving the road to self-sovereign identity with decentralised structures 
  •     Leveraging mobile as a trusted solution for providing a unique and secure identity
  •     Building a trusted digital identity networking with blockchain 
Financial Inclusion Summit
11:50

Measuring financial health

  •     Creating financial inclusion measures that are allied with people and their well-being 
  •     Taking into account monetary poverty: considering broader socio-economic disadvantages 
  •     Exploring the link between financial services, context and financial well-being
  •     Changing the measurement paradigm: tracking signs of risk and harm 
  •     Creating shared prosperity  
Financial Inclusion Summit
12:20

Building trust and overcoming barriers in digital financial services

  •     Building robust and scalable technology
  •     Do customer-centricity and service have a place in the new age of digital finance? 
  •     Stimulating  rapid adoption of DFS with advanced customer service
  •     What roles and responsibilities do customers, providers and other stakeholders play in building trust?
  •     How important are client protection and regulation in driving trust?
Financial Inclusion Summit
13:00

Networking lunch

MICROCREDIT

Financial Inclusion Summit
14:20

The rise of digital credit

  •     Understanding digital credit users
  •     Driving standards of care developed for digital credit products 
  •     Are nano loans safe for consumers? 
  •     Avoiding over-indebtedness: damaging credit scores for early adopters 
Financial Inclusion Summit
14:40

Microfinance and the digital literacy imperative

  •     Creating an enabling environment to help people flourish
  •     Driving financial awareness, knowledge, behaviour and attitude 
  •     Analysing successful global programmes that promote financial literacy and encourage the use of digital financial services
  •     Identifying and addressing literacy challenges 
Financial Inclusion Summit
15:00

Reaching the credit invisibles: alternative credit scoring

  •     Assessing the credit worthiness of people who lack credit bureau data 
  •     What opportunities and challenges exist in the space of alternative credit scoring?
  •     Delivering a 360 view of individuals and businesses with psychometrics, digital footprints, cellphone usage and more 
  •     Minimising the risk associated with the use of alternative data sources for credit scoring?RESERVED FOR SPONSOR

FINTECH

Financial Inclusion Summit
15:20

Digital financial services in the fintech era

  •     Where are new DFS technologies, business models and products pushing the boundaries to reach the unbanked?
  •     Examining how smartphones transform the use and impact of DFS 
  •     Achieving scale: collaborate vs compete  
  •     Balancing the goal of extending access with the need for consumer protection and system stability
Financial Inclusion Summit
15:40

Realising the potential of blockchain

  •     Understanding the benefits: o    Reducing costs o    Mitigating AML risk  o    Extending the reach of relevant and appropriately priced products 
  •     What specific promise does blockchain hold for the poor and unbanked?
  •     Examining the potential blockchain has to accelerate financial inclusion 
  •     Identifying key challenges and opportunities that recent trials have revealed 
  •     How are financial-services providers, policymakers and regulators responding?
Financial Inclusion Summit
16:00

Networking break

PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY

Financial Inclusion Summit
16:30

The path to 2030: achieving gender equality

  •     How are stakeholders in financial inclusion responding to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG5) 2030 goal of gender equality?
  •     Examining which innovations in products, delivery channels and business processes show the greatest promise for achieving equal financial inclusion
  •     Utilising digital payments elevate female financial inclusion
  •     Overcoming the systemic, social and cultural barriers to access

LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

Financial Inclusion Summit
16:50

Financial inclusion for forcibly displaced people

  •     Taking a more holistic approach when catering to displaced populations and their host communities
  •     Building community resilience 
  •     Meeting a growing need for humanitarian cash transfers 
  •     Examining the role of mobile money and cash for aid Reserved for The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) 
Financial Inclusion Summit
17:10

Reaching millennials: the next generation

  •     Tailoring financial products to be appealing, user-friendly and beneficial to youth 
  •     What role do providers play in preparing young people to be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs? 
  •     How responsive is the market to the needs of the next generation?    RESERVED FOR SPONSOR
Financial Inclusion Summit
17:30

Close of Summit

last published: 16/Jul/18 06:45 GMT

 

 

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