CFI Teams Up with Ashoka in Promoting Financial Inclusion

The following post by Natalie Zuniga was originally published on the Ashoka Changemakers’ blog with the title “Join @Changemakers and @G20Mexico on October 9th for a #SocEntChat about Global Financial Inclusion. 

On October 9, 2012 from 11am to 1pm EST, Ashoka Changemakers will host a multilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese) #SocEntChatabout promising solutions to achieve full financial inclusion. Experts and social entrepreneurs working in the field will convene and answer your questions during a Twitter-based discussion. Special guests Center for Financial Inclusion (@CFI_ACCION) and FINO (@Jatinhandoo) will join the conversation.

This #SocEntChat follows the closing of the entry period for the G2012 Mexico Financial Inclusion competition, which received 257 entries from 62 countries. Visit the competition page to check out solutions from around the world and to give social entrepreneurs your feedback.

Have you observed key barriers within the financial inclusion ecosystem? What can private institutions, NGOs, and the public sector do to open up access to affordable, quality financial services for all? Do you have experience with thriving citizen-based financial inclusion initiatives? How can those be taken to scale?

This is your chance to make your voice heard, or ask thought leaders your most burning questions!

To read the rest of this post, which includes instructions on how to join Tuesday’s financial inclusion discussion, visit the Ashoka Changemakers’ blog

In addition to CFI participating in this Twitter chat, during the week of October 8 Changemakers will highlight CFI Managing Director Elisabeth Rhyne as its Speak Up thought leader for financial inclusion, and share a new blog post from Rhyne on money management among the poor and the movement to bank the unbanked.

Image Credit: Microfinance Opportunities/Ashoka Changemakers

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