GFRID Summit 2021

16-17 June 2021, Online, #GFRID
Agenda, the 16th and 17th of June

Provisional Agenda

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Opening of the GFRID Summit 2021

10:00 – 10:15

High-level remarks

Session I

The role of the private sector towards greater digital and financial inclusion

10:15 – 11:15

Plenary

Remittances 2021: innovations and market resilience

Moderator

Pedro 
De Vasconcelos 
Manager, Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR), 
IFAD
State of the industry
Veronica 
Studsgaard 
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN)
Digital remittances and consumer access
Saad 
Farooq 
Senior Advocacy Manager, 
Mobile Money, GSMA
Remittances and insurance
Michael J. 
McCord 
Managing Director, 
MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman
Digital and crypto currencies
Anca 
Bogdana Rusu 
Partner, Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, 
cLabs

Q&A

11:15 – 12:00

Deep Dive

Mobile remittances and digitalization: a new market trend?

Expert discussions

Moderator

Killian 
Clifford 
MobileRemit Africa Lead, 
FFR, IFAD

Discussants

Antonia 
Esser 
Engagement Manager, 
Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI)
Claire 
Sibthorpe 
Head of Connected Women, Connected Society and Assistive Tech, 
GSMA
Dare 
Okoudjou 
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
MFS Africa
Judith 
Obholzer 
Managing Executive for Public Policy, 
Vodacom Group

Q&A

Practical information

FORMAT: Zoom webinar. Questions can be asked through the Q&A feature, and/or through the Zoom Chat.

REGISTRATION: register here.

INTERPRETATION: English, French and Spanish.

PROCEEDINGS: Available shortly after the event.

Organizers
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution, with the mandate to invest in rural people to eradicate poverty in low- and middle-income countries.

IFAD’s US$65 million multi-donor Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) aims to maximize the impact of remittances on development and promote diaspora engagement in migrants’ countries of origin.

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