With Financial Inclusion Week 2017 less than two weeks away, we’re excited to share a full calendar of events and specifically, 11 webinars or online events that you can join from wherever you are. Topics include micro pensions, IndiaStack, interactive voice response technology, and more. Don’t pass up an opportunity to hear from organizations and experts from around the world – register today!
Monday, October 30
Digital Fireside Chat: How Are New Products and New Partnerships Unlocking Access to Insurance?
Hosting Organizations: AXA, Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion
To kick of Financial Inclusion Week 2017, Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion will join Garance Wattez-Richard, Head of AXA Emerging Customers for a digital fireside chat. During the webinar, Rhyne and Wattez-Richard will discuss how new products and partnerships are opening up new potential in the inclusive insurance space. They will take a specific look at how AXA is working to reach emerging customers.
Technology-Enabled Financial Inclusion in Myanmar
Hosting Organizations: ThitsaWorks, Internet Journal
ThitsaWorks and Internet Journal will host a Facebook Live conversation on the impact of digital services on financial inclusion in Myanmar, where mobile phone ownership has grown rapidly from 5 to 90 percent between 2011 and 2017.
Tuesday, October 31
The Digital Landscape of Financial Inclusion: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Hosting Organization: The Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion (formerly MCWG)
The Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion (formerly the Microfinance CEO Working Group) and their senior staff who work in digital financial services and fintech will present on the trends, challenges, and opportunities for sector-wide collaboration in digital financial inclusion. Join the discussion and share your thoughts on the technology and innovations that are shaping the inclusive finance landscape.
Wednesday, November 1
Voice of the Client: Using Mobile Phones and IVR Technology to Understand Client Satisfaction in Cambodia
Hosting Organization: MIX
MIX’s webinar is focused on their Voice of the Client project, a pilot developed for financial services providers (FSPs) to leverage mobile technologies as a means to analyze client satisfaction. MIX will share research findings from Cambodia and offer insight on how to best use interactive voice response (IVR) technology to gather client-level data for decision-making.
UNCDF and VisionFund Present: What’s Next for Microfinance in Myanmar?
Hosting Organizations: UNCDF, VisionFund
Isolated for decades, Myanmar has only recently opened up to the global economy. This has brought a lot of discussion about the Southeast Asian country being the ‘last frontier’ of financial inclusion. Microfinance legislation was passed in late 2011, but what has happened since? And what does the future look like?
Thursday, November 2
A Fintech Approach to Financial Inclusion
Hosting Organization: BFA
BFA will host a webinar focused on the benefits and challenges of fintech approaches to financial inclusion. The webinar will highlight key findings from three of BFA’s global programs: Catalyst Fund, FIBR and OPTIX.
Voice of the Client: Using Mobile Phones and IVR Technology to Understand Client Satisfaction in Peru (Spanish)
Hosting Organization: MIX
This webinar presentation will be the same as the preceding Voice of the Client webinar, expect it will be in Spanish and it will share project research findings from Peru instead of Cambodia.
Successful Micro Pension Design
Hosting Organization: BluePrint Pension Services
BluePrint Pension Services is hosting a webinar on designing successful micro pension schemes as a solution to mitigate the risk of old age poverty for men and women working in the informal sector.
What We Learned from Micro Pensions So Far: Case Studies from India and Ghana
Hosting Organization: Enviu
In this one-hour interactive discussion, Ashish Aggarwal of Invest India Micro Pension Services and Samuel Waterberg of People’s Pension Trust Ghana will share their experiences and perspectives on setting up micro pension products in India and Ghana.
IndiaStack – The Change Catalyst
Hosting Organization: Accion
Accion will be hosting a webinar to discuss the ways that IndiaStack – a combination of complimentary financial technologies – is catalyzing change in financial inclusion in India. The webinar will highlight the risks and rewards of IndiaStack and the considerations FSPs should take before integrating with this system of APIs.
Friday, November 3
How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion
Hosting Organizations: Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, Institute of International Finance
Contrary to the popular narrative, financial institutions view fintechs as partners in innovation, not threats to their core business. By offering better, less expensive, and more innovative products, financial institutions can assert their continued relevance as customer-facing institutions with help from fintech partnerships. This webinar will explore how partnerships between mainstream financial institutions (e.g., banks, insurers, and payment companies) and fintechs are addressing financial inclusion challenges and expanding access to the formal financial economy for underserved segments of the global population, particularly in emerging markets.
For more on Financial inclusion Week 2017, head to the Financial Inclusion Week website.
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