Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit

September 6-7, 2017
Washington, D.C., USA

Financial inclusion presents an enormous opportunity for both crisis response and recovery. Smart Campaign Lead Specialist in MENA and Eurasia Daniel Balson will be lending his expertise on financial inclusion for refugees and displaced people at this year’s Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit.

The Summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crises and catastrophes by improving effectiveness, cost-efficiency and sustainability of aid operations. The conference will look into emerging global challenges, innovations and opportunities in international aid and development sector.

Daniel will be speaking on the panel “Payment Applications as Tools for Delivering Financial Relief and Inclusion” alongside representatives of the World Bank, Innovations for Poverty Action, and UNCDF. The Summit presents an opportunity for the Smart Campaign and CFI to deepen its work on financial inclusion and support for this extremely vulnerable population segment. Check out CFI’s blog series on financial inclusion for refugees and displaced persons, also authrored by Daniel.