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Clients At The Centre

The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion promotes the idea that banks and other financial service providers in developing countries should focus on the needs and expectations of people living in poverty.

We believe that universal access to finance, embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals, can be achieved only if economically disadvantaged people have access to safe, affordable and convenient financial products and services. That can occur only if financial service providers truly understand the complex financial lives of poor people and design and deliver products that respond to them.

We look forward to continuing this important conversation with our invitees before and during the 2016 Symposium on October 20-21 in Kigali.

2016 Speakers

At the 2016 Symposium, we look forward to welcoming global thought leaders who will share the latest advances in industry leading practices, research and emerging ideas. Confirmed speakers include:

Mark Wensley SoFI2016
Mark Wensley
Senior Program Manager, The MasterCard Foundation
Greta Bull SoFI2016
Greta Bull
CEO, CGAP and Director, World Bank Group
Nejira Nalic SoFI2016
Nejira Nalić
Director, MI-BOSPO
John Rwangombwa - SoFI2016
The Honourable John Rwangombwa
Governor, National Bank of Rwanda
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