The 3rd East Africa Microfinance Summit 2017 was successfully held at Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda. It brought together over 300 microfinance stakeholders to deliberate on Digital Financial Inclusion.
The theme “Digital Financial Inclusion: a Reflection on the Perspectives, Pros and Challenges for Various Stakeholders” was selected in consideration of the fact that both financial are offering digital financial services to the public, but is it really a simple binary choice between technology and tradition? The keynote address was made by Bram Peters; Country Technical Specialist, Digital Finance, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). The Keynote address centered on analyzing how traditional microfinance has evolved, advantages and challenges that digital finance presents and whether technology has fulfilled the expectation of enhancing financial inclusion considering the key aspects of product development, regulation/risk management, digital infrastructure and consumer attitudes.