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DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR REFUGEES (AT GSMA, LONDON OR VIEW LIVE STREAM)
March 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Financial Inclusion Forum, in partnership with GSMA and Financial Inclusion Forum Africa, presents:
Digital financial services for refugees: supporting sustainable livelihoods or creating new barriers?
Wed, 4th of March 2020
6:30-8pm UK Time
This is a hybrid event: You may register to attend the event at the GSMA office in London or virtually.
At this event, practitioners and industry experts, including from GSMA, Caribou Digital, and Dinarak, will discuss the potential of digital financial services for improving the lives of refugees.
The panel discussion will endeavour to answer the following questions:
- How can digital financial solutions help refugees? What specific opportunities do these services offer in terms of reach, affordability and scale?
- Which financial needs do these services best target, and what refugee contexts are they therefore best placed to serve?
- What are the risks and unintended consequences of introducing digital financial services in different refugee contexts? Are some populations likely to be left behind?
Please pass this information to anyone in your network who may be interested in attending.
Please note: This event will be recorded for distribution through various Financial Inclusion Forum and partner outlets. All audience members agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
About Caribou Digital
Caribou Digital is a research and advisory firm that helps its clients change the world through building inclusive and ethical digital economies. Their team of experts work across a range of sectors and businesses, from startup financing to data analytics, to financial inclusion and the use of space for development. They work to ensure their clients lead the field in the use of technology to deliver equitable and sustainable development.
Following establishment in 2014, Dinarak became a licensed payment services provider under the Central Bank of Jordan’s innovative ‘JoMoPay’ system. Dinarak aims to be the lowest cost solution in the market, with the simplest systems (to work even with basic mobile handsets) and with the most extensive network of physical agents nationwide. It is uniquely focused on building an offering, brand and network that directly targets the financially excluded.