Financial Inclusion Week is a week of global conversation on the most important steps to advance financial inclusion. From October 30 - November 3, 2017, stakeholders will explore how new products and partnerships are empowering customers. Financial Inclusion Week is an initiative of the Center for Financial Inclusion and aims to strengthen the diverse community of players involved in building a more inclusive financial ecosystem.
Digital channels are revolutionizing the way that customers access financial products, and consequentially are changing the landscape of the industry. Financial service providers are re-thinking the ways that they design and offer financial products. In addition, legacy providers are increasingly partnering with financial technology startups to expand their service offerings and to reach previously under-served customer segments. These new products, and new partnerships bring great new potential for creating a more inclusive global financial ecosystem. However, they may also bring new problems - such as data security and client protection issues. During Financial Inclusion Week 2017, partner organizations around the globe will hold conversations focused on how new products and partnerships are advancing financial inclusion, not just access.
We are currently calling for organizations to commit to joining the conversation by hosting a Financial Inclusion Week event. These events can take any format – in the past partners have held large conferences, small internal meetings, webinars, and twitter chats. If you want to learn more, we encourage you to check out the run-down of past events.
Please feel free to reach out to Allyse McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on how to start planning and sign up to be a partner today to receive updates and resources.
Previous Financial Inclusion Week Partners
ADA - Appui au Developpement Autonome
Afrigrants Resources Ltd.
Business for Social Change Zambia (BfSC Zambia)
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI)
Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
Financial Inclusion Forum of London
Financial Inclusion Forum of Ghana
Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique
Freedom from Hunger
FutureGrowth Microfinance Bank Limited
GGEM Microfinance Services Ltd.
Harvard Kennedy School's Business and Government PIC - Fintech Committee
HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance
The Institute of International Finance
Innovations for Policy Action
Janautthan Samadayic Laghubitta Bikash Bank Limited
JP Morgan Chase
Leaders of Change Consultancy Sudan
Microfinance Club of NY
Microinsurance Network/Munich Re Foundation/IAIS/A2ii
My DigitalBridge Foundation
Nepal Microfinance Bankers' Association
New Faces New Voices
Opportunity International Savings and Loans Limited
Proof of Purpose
Rich Consult Uganda Ltd.
Samwad - Digital Financial Literacy Platform
The Smart Campaign
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
UK Financial Inclusion Commission
UKaid Sakchyam Access to Finance Program
USAID's mSTAR Project implemented by FHI 360
Vision Fund Zambia and Financial Sector Deepening Zambia