Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, 24 Kivukoni Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Event Date Wed Oct 3 BST - Thu Oct 4 BST (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Oct 3 12:00am - Thu Oct 4 12:00am
Location Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
24 Kivukoni Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region EMEA

The 2018 Partnership for Financial Inclusion Knowledge Event, hosted by IFC and the Mastercard Foundation, brings together industry practitioners and experts to share experiences, discuss challenges, and create new ideas for the future of financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. It is the fourth knowledge event of the Partnership for Financial Inclusion, a $37.4 million joint initiative of IFC and the Mastercard Foundation to expand microfinance and advance digital financial services in the region.

The gathering is a practical, interactive experience that convenes about 250 regional and global participants, and has previously been held in Abidjan (2016), Johannesburg (2014), and Nairobi (2013). This years' agenda features discussions on the business case for digital financial services, innovations in digitizing value chains, e-commerce and fintech platforms, and understanding the impact of digital financial services on the end user, among others.


2018 Speakers

Lesley Denyes
Digital Financial Services Specialist, IFC

Riadh Naouar
Head, Advisory Services, Sub-Saharan Africa , Financial Institutions Group

Ann Miles
Director, Thought Leadership & Innovation, MasterCard Foundation

Lindsay Wallace
Director, Strategy and Learning at the MasterCard Foundation

Ruth Dueck-Mbeba
Senior Program Manager, MasterCard Foundation

Niamh Barry
Senior Manager for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, MasterCard Foundation

Buddy Buruku
Advisor, Digital Financial Services

Lory Campo Opem
Global Lead for Responsible Finance at IFC’s Microfinance and Digital Financial Services, Financial Institutions Group

Keith Davies
CFO & Partner at Zoona

David Edelstein
Senior Director, Caribou Digital

Xavier Gine
Lead Economist, Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank

Kathryn Grace
Director & Co-Founder, GLU Global

Steve Haley
Venture investing, humanitarian assistance, and digital finance product manager, ModusBox

Mamie Kalonda

Aneth Kesebele
Consultant, Deloitte Consulting in East Africa and Analysis Group in Boston

Nicasio Karani Migwi
Banking Economist, General Manager of Research, Projects, and Innovations, Equity Bank

Nicholas Lesher
Digital financial services, IFC, World Bank, UN, USAID

Hamilton McNutt
Vice President, Strategic Impact Advisors

Shilen Morjaria
Head, Fidor

David Mparutsa
Head of Enterprise & Supply Chain Development

William Ndumia
Banker, Head of Transformation Office, Co-operative Bank of Kenya

John Ngahu
Digital Financial Services, IFC

Christian Rodriquez
Account Recruiting Manager at Aerotek

Neil Schwartzman
CEO of E-Commerce, Econet Wireless Group

Juan Seco
COO for JumiaPay

Michael Tsan
Partner, Dalberg’s New York office

Olivia White
Partner, San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company

Li Yang
Member of the board, JD Finance

Peter Zetterli
Senior Financial Sector Specialist & Team Leader, CGAP

Skyler Speakman
Research Scientist, IBM Research - Africa

Dan Karuga
East Africa General Manager for Branch International, Andresen Horowitz

Mat Megens
CEO & Founder, HyperJar

Billy Jack
Vice Provost of Research and a Professor of Economics at Georgetown University

Benno Ndulu
Academic Director of Oxford University’s Pathways

Rashmi Pillai

Kamal Mokdad

Paul Langlois-Meurinne

Jumoke Jagun-Dokunmu

Jimmy Shindi

Aliou Maiga

Dan Kasirye

Mereme Sene

Matthew Leonard