Agenda

Agenda

Agenda

Agenda

Time

Topic

Facilitator/Speaker

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

Master of Ceremony – Bank of Sierra Leone

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome Remarks

  • Deputy Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone  

 

9:10 – 9:30

Statements by:

  • Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone
  • Honourable Minister, Ministry of Finance & Economic Development

Dr. Patrick Conteh

Governor-Bank of Sierra Leone

Honourable Momodu L. Kargbo

Minister of Finance & Development

9:30 – 9:45

Keynote Speech

  • Honourable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security

Honourable Prof. Monty Patrick Jones

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Food Security

9:45 – 10:00

Overview of Digital Financial Services for Smallholder Farmers in Sierra Leone – What is the opportunity? Objective:

  • Provide an overview of the country context of DFS for Smallholder Farmers in  Sierra Leone

 

Tenzin Keyzom Ngodup

UNCDF

 

Momodu Sesay

Apex Bank

10:00 – 10:20

Overview of the Digital Payments Ecosystem In Sierra Leone

Overview of Digital Payments Ecosystem in SL

Bank of Sierra Leone

 

10:20 – 10:50

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

10:50 – 11:30

Global Agriculture Payments Landscape

Objective:

  • Lessons & Best Practices from other countries
  • Small groups exercise on identifying lessons from selected case studies.

MM4P/Alliance

11:30-12:15

Voices from the Field

Objective:

  • Hear from Farmers Groups one from each Province (4) on some of the challenges.

 

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Food Security/APEX Bank

12:15-1300

Barriers to Sustainable Agriculture-How Digital Payments can help

 

Objectives:

  • Break out Group discussion- identify the key barriers to SF sustainable agriculture in Sierra Leone
  • Explore how digital payments can assist in addressing the identified barriers

 

 

Alliance/MM4P

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 

1400-14:30

Continue Group work on barriers & Digital Payments Solutions

Alliance/MM4P

1430-1500

Presentation of outcomes from Group activity

Alliance/MM4P

1500-1600

Role of Key Stakeholders in Agriculture Digital Payments

Objective:

  • Discuss the roles of each key stakeholder in view of the identified barriers & proposed solutions.

Breakout Group discussion

  • Explore the role of Key Stakeholders:
    • Role of National Government,  MoFED, MoAFFS, & BSL
  • Explore Role of Development Partners & the Private Sector

Alliance/MM4P

4:00 – 4:30

Presentation of the Outcomes from the group discussions

 

4:30 – 4:55

Smallholder Digital Payments Strategy- Way Forward.

  • Framework of an Agriculture Digital Payments Strategy

Tenzin Ngodup

UNCDF

 

 

4:55 – 5:00

Thanks

 

Agenda

Agenda

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Sunday, 23 October 2016
18:00-20:00

Welcome cocktail Opening event
Rosa Malango, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative

Monday, 24 October 2016– Day 1 – What do we know?
9:00-11:00

Session 1: Plenary
François Coupienne, UNCDF

Introduction
Women in the DFS context, potential, needs and barriers

Julie Zollman, DFS consultant

There is a business case in targeting women
Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Presidential Advisor Finance

Setting the scene of the workshop
What does the untapped potential of women in DFS and Financial Inclusion represent for the industry and for the wider economies of LDCs? What do we know of the barriers women face?

Sabine Mensah, UNCDF
Adrine Muhura GSMA
TBD, DFCU
Theopista S. Ntale, NFNV

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break – Networking opportunity

11:30-13:00
Round 1

Session 2: Parallel workshops

Exploring the potential of Women in DFS

  1. Taping into the 51% - Understanding the barriers and serving the needs of women
    Jaspreet Singh, UNCDF
  2. Women as agents. What’s special about them?
    Nandini Harihareswara, UNCDF
  3. Exploring the potential of high volume payments for Women uptake and usage
    Sabine Mensah, UNCDF
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break – Networking opportunity

14:00-15:30
Round 2

Session 2: Parallel workshops
15:30-16:00 Break – Networking opportunity
16:00-17:00

Session 2: Reporting Session
What came out of the parallel workshops presented by participants

Nandini Harihareswara, UNCDF

17:00-17:30

Introducing Day 2
Using data to serve women better

François Coupienne, UNCDF

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 – Understanding the power of data

8:30-10:00

Introduction to Field visit
Exploring the potential of Data. Introducing the field visit. Preparing equipping participants

Karima Wardak, UNCDF
Marc de Courcelle, Optimetriks

10:00-13:30 Field Visit (packed lunch in the field)
13:30-14:00 Break
14:00-15:00

Presenting the dashboards and group work
Participants gather to analyse the data collected

Marc de Courcelle and Paul Langlois, Optimetriks

15:00-15:15 Break
15:15–17:00

Group work and feedback

Group 1 – Findings on women as clients, needs and barriers
Group 2 – Findings on women as agents
Group 3 – Findings on bulk payments

17:00-17:30

Wrap up
What did we/you learn today? Introducing Day 3

Ahmed Dermish, UNCDF

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 – how to use what we know and data?

9:00-10:30
Round 1

Break-out sessions – Ideation

  1. Digging deeper into bulk payments transactions for uptake and usage by women
    Sabine Mensah, UNCDF with In8Motion
  2. Improving agent networks with and for women
    Nandini Harihareswara, UNCDF with Helix
  3. Creating or improving financial services for women acquisition
    Jaspreet Singh,UNCDF with 17triggers
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break – Networking opportunity

11:00-12:30
Round 2

Break-out sessions – Ideation
12:30-14:00 Lunch – Networking opportunity
14:00-15:45

Inspiring sessions
How are women using digital solutions for a better life? Health, education, agriculture… digital is everywhere

Beth Porter, UNCDF

15:45-16:30

Wrap up
What did we/you learn today?

François Coupienne, UNCDF

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