Savings Groups Digitization and Financial Linkages
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Dates: May 2 - June 28 Cost: 250 USD Registration Deadline: April 30
It is estimated that Savings Groups are now established in more than 75 countries worldwide, reaching more than 15 million members in over 750,000 groups. However, Savings Groups are becoming increasingly overcapitalized and require linkages to formal financial institutions and virtual wallets. This is now being accelerated through digital platforms developed in partnership with financial technology companies, mobile network operators and aggregators. The advent of agency banking in most countries introduces another opportunity into the linkages journey, calling for more strategic and intentional engagement with relevant stakeholders in terms of product development, delivery channels, digitizing operations and disseminating relevant knowledge in Savings Groups, to better manage opportunities across tree sectors: banking, digital financial services, and Savings Groups.
This course is ideal for mid- to senior-level professionals in NGOs, financial institutions (banks, MFIs, cooperatives and credit unions, and insurance Companies), government agencies, trainers and funders promoting community-managed approaches to financial inclusion.
For more information, including a complete course syllabus and registration, please visit the course website.