Monday, October 17

Financial Inclusion Forum; 4-7pm (11am-2pm EST); London, UK
Financial Inclusion Forum is organizing a gathering of industry stakeholders to discuss “Progress and Future of Financial Inclusion,” hosted by EBRD in London. About 250 participants will gather to hear from speakers and panelists from leading industry organizations, including GSMA, Leapfrog Labs, VisionFund, and CFSI. Click here to register!

Tuesday, October 18

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) – 4:00pm CAT (10:00am EST), online
DFI will host a webinar focused on ‘People’s financial coping mechanisms’ and how the digital environment effects this.  During the webinar, a video on the topic will be shared and Ignacio will present and lead a discussion. Register for the webinar here.

ADA - Appui au Développement Autonome; 6:30-8:30pm (12:30-2:30pm EST); Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
ADA will invite James Onyutta (CEO of Musoni, Nairobi) & Devyani Parameshwar (Principal Product Development Manager of Vodafone/ M-PESA, London) to discuss the benefits and the risks for the clients and the MFI’s with the digitalization of their services during the 36th Midi de la microfinance et de l’inclusion financière, entitled “Mobile banking and microfinance: What about the clients?”. Register to attend the event or watch online here. 

Wednesday, October 19

Orb Media; 11am EST; online
Orb Media will hold a twitter chat based on the outcomes of their research on financial inclusion and financial shock in Cambodia, Myanmar, Brazil, and the US. Join the conversation here. 

VisionFund International; 9am and 5pm GMT (5am and 1pm EST); online webinar
VisionFund International is hosting a webinar to discuss how it uses technology to lend to smallholder farmers at the right level, and at the right time.  The panel will explore the challenges of bringing digital financial services to the poor. Click here for more details and to register for the webinar.

Thursday, October 20

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) – 4:00pm CAT (10:00am EST), online
DFI will host a webinar focused on ‘People’s financial coping mechanisms’ and how the digital environment effects this.  During the webinar, a video on the topic will be shared and Ignacio Mas will present and lead a discussion. Register for the webinar here.

Friday, October 21

Harvard Business School Program at Accion; 10-11am EST; online webinar
HBS-Accion Program in Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance will hold an exclusive alumni webinar on innovations in financial capability.

Innovations for Poverty Action; 10-11am EST; online webinar
Innovations for Poverty Action will host a webinar showcasing the latest rigorous evidence on how digital products can help consumers overcome behavioral barriers. Register for the webinar here.

Monday, October 24

Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) and Microfinance Opportunities; 11:00am – 12:00pm EST; Online webinar
CFI will host a webinar to highlight compelling new research emerging from the CFI Fellows Program.  During the webinar, Guy Stuart, CFI Fellow and Executive Director of Microfinance Opportunities, will share his research which assesses whether and how G2P payments increase formal financial inclusion. Register for the webinar here.