Agenda

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Conference Day 1: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

8:00am—9:00am Breakfast and Registration
9:00am—9:30am Opening Remarks:
9:30am—10:30am Plenary: The advent of Agency Banking and the recognition of Savings Groups in the national financial inclusion agenda
10:30am—11:00am Networking Break

11:00am—1:00pm Technical Tracks

Early Insights of Agency Banking and Business Opportunities for pioneers: A Case Study by Agency Banking Company (ABC) Uganda.Savings Groups and Financial Linkages. The Role of Agency Banking. Is there a business case?Agent Network Management. Lessons for Bankers from Telcos and FinTecs?

1:00—2:00pm Lunch Break

2:00—3:00pm Plenary: Positioning Banks for mass markets through Linkage Banking with Savings Groups.
3:00—5:00pm
Technical Tracks:Savings Groups. Are they the best fit for bank linkages at the last-mile? Inclusion and Gender issues Linkage Banking Experiences. Understanding the Journey and re-engineering the process.
The Market Place. Applications that offer DFS (Exhibitions) and Posters/Publications from stakeholders

5:00—6:00pm Networking Break

Conference Day 2: Wednesday, October 2, 2019


8:00am—9:00am Breakfast
9:00am—09:45am
Plenary: Financial Technology and its role in the Financial Inclusion Agenda
09:45am – 10:30am
Debate: Digital Revolution: The Rise of Fintechs Has Led To Over- Indebtedness of Households.

10:30am—11:00am Networking Break

11:00am—1:00pm
Technical Tracks:Savings Groups Digitization. Practitioner experiences. What works, What doesn’t The role of Pay-As-You-Go solar and DFS uptake at the last mile.
Solar and Savings Groups at the Last Mile. Opportunities and pitfalls.

1:00—2:00pm Lunch Break Conversations
How to keep the rural woman engaged: Gender perspectives on the hype of savings groups digitization, digital financial services and financial linkages.

2:00—3:00pm Plenary: Designing Savings Groups Programs for Linkage Banking and Digital Financial Services

3:00—5:00pm
Technical Tracks:Refugee Financing. Graduating households on cash transfers through savings groups and the graduation model.Financial Inclusion in Humanitarian contexts: Savings Groups and DFS in Refugee settings.
The Market Place. Applications that offer DFS (Exhibitions) and Posters/Publications from stakeholders.

5:00—6:00pm Networking Break

Conference Day 3: Thursday, October 3, 2019

8:00am—9:00am Breakfast
9:00am—09:45am Plenary: Regulatory Matters. The Role of Regulators in a rapidly transforming (digital) financial world.
09:45am—10:30am Debate: Savings groups boxes are becoming obsolete! The advent of digital financial services and agency banking at the last-mile.

10:30am—11:00am Networking Break
11:00am—1:00pm Digital Financial Services and Financial Health.Digitizing Agricultural Value Chains. Smallholders in Savings Groups and Agri-Value Chains.Data Privacy Issues. Protecting system integrity while promoting financial inclusion through digital financial services platforms. Experiences, emerging practices and lessons learnt.A Market Systems Approach to Financial Inclusion.

Examining market-led approaches for financial inclusion at the last mile.

1:00—2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00 – 4:00pm Training: Designing and Managing Savings Groups Programs for Financial Linkages and Digital Financial Services. (for NGOs)Financial Linkages Framework: Supply-side perspective.
Positioning a financial service providing institution for the mass market. Emerging Lessons and Best Practices. (for Financial Services Providers)


4:30 – 5:00pm Wrap Up (Closing ceremony)
5:00—7:00pm **** Cocktail ***