Theme: Unlocking the Potential in Every Nigerian – The Path to Inclusive Economic Growth December 9th 2019
Arrival and Registration of Participants
Welcome and Introduction to Financial Inclusion 2.0
Segun Akerele - Chair, Board of Directors, EFInA
“Financial Inclusion as a Tool to Unlock Nigeria’s Potential and Enable Inclusive Economic Growth”
Aishah Ahmad - Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
Launch of Study – “Assessment of Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria”EFInA and Financial Inclusion Secretariat – Central Bank of Nigeria
Keynote: “The Role of Financial Inclusion in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Northern Nigeria – A Focus on Agriculture Finance”.
Tayo Aduloju - Chief Operating Officer/ Senior Fellow, Public Policy & Strategy Mgt, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)
Panel will discuss the economic realities in respect of Northern Nigeria and how financial inclusion can unlock its potential and catalyze inclusive economic growth.
Given the number of Northerners earning their livelihoods from agriculture, the panel will consider the importance of agriculture to the region and how it should be financed.Panellists
Abubakar Suleiman – MD, Sterling Bank
Kyari Abba Bukar – Former Chairman NESG, Former CEO Central Securities Clearing System Plc
Aisha Bako - Links (DFID Agric Program)
Ladi Balogun - Group Chief Executive, FCMB
Kola Masha – MD, Babban Gona
Dr. Olaitan Mudashiru - Development Finance Department, Central Bank
Moderator: Tayo Aduloju
Keynote: “The Promise of Digital Financial Inclusion – Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs”.
Speech will examine the economic impact and transformational benefits Digital Finance Inclusion offers with a focus on its potential to greatly reduce youth unemployment.
Saniya Ansar - Finance and Private Sector Development Development Research Group, The World Bank
Panel Discussion/Lightning Round:
Sessions will consider the conditions necessary for the successful deployment and widespread adoption of mobile financial services with a focus on:
- Innovation: Driving development and collaboration in the financial services ecosystem (Iyin Aboyeji)
- Mobile Financial Products & Services - Positioning PSBs for success (Agada Apochi)
The importance of digital rails
Updates on PSB guidelines and ideal operational format
Granular detail on the potential of DFS in Nigeria
Innovation as a catalyst for DFSPanellists
Iyin Aboyeji – Chairman, Financial Service Innovators FSI, Co-Founder Andela, Co-Founder and Former MD, Flutterwave
Samuel Okojere – Director, Payment Systems Management Department, Central Bank of Nigeria
Agada Apochi - CEO, Unified Payments
Usoro Usoro – CEO, Y’ello Digital Financial Services, MTNModerator:
Honey Ogundeji – Country Director, UK Government’s UK-Nigeria Tech Hub
Session IIIKeynote: Bridging the Gender Gap: Empowering Women, Building Economies
Harriet Thompson - Deputy British High CommissionerKey Findings on Assessment of Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria
Ashley Immanuel, Head of Programs, EFInA
Session will discuss:
- Key Highlights from the Study.
- Drivers of the gender gap in financial inclusion.
- Actions required by stakeholders across Nigeria to address this gap.
Joseph Attah – Head Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank of Nigeria
Eyitope (Topsy) Kola-Oyeneyin - Global Partner, Mckinsey & Company
Bunmi Lawson – MD, EDFIN Microfinance Bank
Ini Abimbola - Founder and Lead Consultant/CEO of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC)
Zino Afiegbe - Women’s World BankingModerator:
Ashley Immanuel - Head of Programs, EFInA