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Financial Inclusion Forum UK

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

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The Financial Inclusion Forum, in partnership with GSMA and Financial Inclusion Forum Africa,


Digital financial services for forcibly displaced populations: balancing opportunities and challenges


Wed, 4th of March 2020
6:30-8pm UK Time / GMT
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, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Dinarak, will discuss the potential of digital financial services to improve the lives of forcibly displaced populations, and the challenges that remain for these services to become a reality.


The panel discussion will consider the following questions:

  • How can digital financial solutions support forcibly displaced people? What specific opportunities do these services offer in terms of reach, affordability and scale?
  • Which financial needs do these services best target, and in what contexts? What innovations are emerging?
  • What could be the risks or unintended consequences of introducing digital financial services? Are there groups who could be made more vulnerable or 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.

About GSMA

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.

About the International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

About Dinarak

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.

Have questions about Digital Financial Services for Refugees (at GSMA, London or View Live Stream)? Contact Financial Inclusion Forum UK

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25 Walbrook
EC4N 8AF London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

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