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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. Scheduled speakers include:

Gugulethu Cele
Gugulethu Cele
News Anchor, CNBC Africa
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Dr. Jennifer Riria
Group CEO, Kenya Women
Mathilda Strom
Mathilda Strom
Deputy CEO and Head of Business Development, BIMA
Ann Miles
Ann Miles
Director of Programs, Financial Inclusion & Youth Livelihoods, The MasterCard Foundation
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