Committing to Action: Accelerating Financial Inclusion through Partnership in Uganda



The full draft agenda is available for download here

Summary Day 1: 17 January 2017 Co-hosted by AMFIU

Day 1 of the event will be focused on the state of financial inclusion in Uganda with presentations and working sessions on the topics of ecosystem interventions, increasing women as staff and consumers, digital solutions, and product development for rural outreach and agriculture.

Summary Day 2: 18 January 2017 Co-hosted by the Smart Campaign

Day 2 of the event will include workshops on client protection that will focus on advancing financial consumer protection practice at their institutions, as well as hear an analysis on consumer financial protection laws in Uganda.


Confirmed Speakers

Jessica Cassel, Assistant General Counsel, Accion

Boubacar Diallo, Senior Africa Advisor, Smart Campaign

Lucy Kaaria, Uganda Country Manager for Financial Inclusion Insights, InterMedia

Annette Kawooya-Bogere, AgFin Director, Grameen Foundation Uganda

Kelvin Kizito Kiyingi, Deputy Director of Communications, Bank of Uganda

Abigail Komu, Market Engagement Manager, Africa, Mobile Money, GSMA

Grace Majara Kibombo, Senior Advisor – Financial Inclusion, CARE International UK Access Africa

Henry Mbaguta, Assistant Commissioner, Uganda Ministry of Finance

David Muheierwe, Head of ICT/ CIO, UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Annet Mulindwa Nakawunde, Managing Director, Finance Trust Bank

Christopher Musoke, CEO, FSD Uganda

Jimmy Onesmus Adiga, CEO, BRAC Uganda Microfinance

Bram Peters, Technical Specialist in Uganda for Mobile Money 4 the Poor (MM4P), UNCDF

David Rogers, Private Sector Unit Leader, Economic Growth Office, USAID

Veronica Sentongo, Head, Digital Banking, Customer Channels, Stanbic Bank

Ivan Ssettimba, Deputy Director, Financial Inclusion, Bank of Uganda

Nadia van de Walle, Lead Specialist for Africa, Smart Campaign

Angela Wanbugu, Associate Director and Head of the Helix Institute of Digital Finance, MicroSave

Nathan Were, FINCA and CGAP

Confirmed Attendees

Shameran Abed, Director of Microfinance, BRAC and BRAC International

Jaime Arguello-Downing, Africa Finance Director, VisionFund / WorldVision

Scott Brown, President and CEO, VisionFund International

Amy Davis, Project Director, Catholic Relief Services

Emmanuel Emasit, COO, BRAC Uganda

Christopher Geriga, Opportunity Bank of Uganda

Jennifer Griffith, Consultant, Chemonics

Patricia Habu, Trade and Finance Specialist, USAID Uganda

Steve Hollingworth, President and CEO, Grameen Foundation

Brian Jjemba, General Manager, Real People Financial Services,

Fabian Kasi, Managing Director and CEO, Centenary Bank

Paul Katende, Operations Manager, Stromme Microfinance

Sulaiman Katende, Head of Treasury, Pride Microfinance Ltd. MDI

Brian Kuwik, Chief Regional Officer for Africa, Accion

Sylver Kyeyune, Head of Risk Management, Pride Microfinance Ltd. MDI

Claude Lafond, Managing Director, EFC Uganda Limted

Anthony Mang’eni, Technical Advisor, Microfinance at Catholic Relief Services

Jackie Mbabazi, Ag. Executive Director, AMFIU

Joseph Mugume, CEO, EBO Sacco

Njeri Muita, Deputy Regional Manger for East Africa, MicroFinanza Rating

Cressy Musasiizi, Investment Officer, Stromme Microfinance

Margaret Namazzi, Transformation Manager, Opportunity Bank of Uganda

Ross Nathan, CEO, VisionFund Rwanda

Richard Ndahiro, Country Director, Brightlife, FINCA Internationalha

Edward Nkangi, Executive Director, Pride Microfinance Ltd. MDI

Stephen Nnawuba, CEO, VisionFund Uganda

Robert Ntalaka, AMFIU

Philip Ochola, CEO, VisionFund Kenya

James Onyutta, CEO, FINCA Uganda

Michael Schlein, President and CEO, Accion

Rupert Scofield, President, FINCA International

Patrick Ssebbowa, YEE National Programme Manager, Plan International

Kathleen Stack, Executive Vice President of Global Programs, Grameen Foundation

Emmanuel Tineyi Mawocha, CEO, Opportunity Bank of Uganda

Bernard Wright, Managing Director, Geo Gecko

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