Hiding in Plain Sight: The Business Case of Migrants’ Financial Inclusion

The Savings & Credit Forum is a learning and exchange event that was initiated in 1996 and organized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Invited are development professionals, financial institutions, private sector companies, consultants and academia. Each Forum is dedicated to a different topic.

This year, the event will focus on migrants and delve into the incentives for the private sector to facilitate the financial inclusion of migrants, presenting the latest research on the market size of financial services for migrants, and showcasing the commercial viability of migrant-centric and gender-responsive financial products.

How to join?

The event will take place online on Webex.

To join the event, click here: https://eda-ch.webex.com/eda-ch/j.php?MTID=mc12e183017780f2e87c551141d964737

Meeting number: 2741 762 8950
Password: TVzJDicE833


13:00 – Welcome and Introduction: Remittances as a Gateway to Financial Inclusion
Ambassador Christian Frutiger, Assistant Director General, Head of Global Cooperation, SDC

13:10 – Briefing: Latest research on the insurance and pension market for migrants
William Price, Global Pension Expert, D3P Global Pension Consulting

13:20 – Panel Discussion: The Business Case of Migrants’ Financial Inclusion

  • Wael Fakharany, CEO of Edenred Middle East
  • Uloma Ogba, Gender and Learning Specialist, Migration and Remittances at UNCDF
  • Anne Katrine Buch Vedstesen, Head of Impact and Co-Lead for the Impact Linked-Fund for Gender Inclusive Fintech (ILF for GIF) at iGravity

Moderated by Simone Giger, Head of Global Programme Migration and Forced Displacement, SDC

13:55 – Q&A: Discussion with the Audience

14:25 – Closing Remarks
Philippe Sas, Senior Policy Advisor, Expert Team Inclusive Economic Development, SDC

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