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Aisha Ahmad, Ladi Balogun, Abubakar Suleiman for EFInA’s financial inclusion conference

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Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access(EFInA) CEO, Esaie Diei. Photo: TECHPOINT

Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) has announced that its annual Financial Inclusion Conference will take place in Lagos on the 9th of December 2019 at the Eko Hotel and Suites from 8.30am. 
 
According to the company’s Board Chair, Mr Segun Akerele, the theme of this year’s conference is “Unlocking the Potential in Every Nigerian: The Path to Inclusive Economic Growth”. It plans to examine the transformative power of financial inclusion and its potential to accelerate inclusive economic growth through poverty reduction, employment generation, and wealth creation. 

In partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), EFInA will also be launching the findings of the recently concluded research on “Assessment of Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria”. This research was funded by the Gates Foundation in order to understand the factors driving the gender gap in accessing financial services in Nigeria and to identify solutions to address the gap.

The conference theme will be examined under three main topics which are: “The Role of Financial Inclusion in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Northern Nigeria – A Focus on Agriculture Finance”, “The Promise of Digital Financial Inclusion – Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs!” and “Bridging the Gender Gap: Empowering Women, Building Economies”. 
 
EFInA will in conjunction with the Fintech Development and Advocacy Initiative (FSI), also launch the first industry innovation sandbox in Nigeria. FSI has been conceived to stimulate industry collaboration, drive financial innovation and accelerate Fintech development. 

Some of the speakers expected at the event are Kyari Abba Bukar, Former Chairman NESG, Saniya Ansar, Development Research Group of The World Bank, Iyin Aboyeji, Chairman, Financial Services Innovators, Bunmi Lawson, MD EDFIN Microfinance Bank, Honey Ogundeyi, Country Director, UK Government’s UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Kola Masha the MD of Babban Gona.   

Anyone interested in attending the event should visit efinafic.org.ng to register.  

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