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Virtual Innovation Challenge: Driving Inclusive & Resilient Savings Groups

Event Date: 
Jul 29, 2020
9:00 am EDT
Online Event
The SEEP Network


Get excited! The Innovation Challenge from SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups is going virtual and that’s not the only good news. In the interest of being truly inclusive, we’re offering this interactive experience at no cost. In 2020, we’re reimagining learning events as disruptive and collaborative spaces where diverse voices are amplified.

In the spirit of friendly competition, each of the below five Finalists will present 7-minute ‘innovation pitches’ on driving inclusion and resilience for Savings Groups. Participants will be invited to share open and honest feedback on each innovation and will use digital polling to rate each pitch in live time and determine the overall winner of the Innovation Challenge. This is not-your-average Zoom webinar.

The Innovation Challenge will showcase what an entirely virtual SEEP Annual Conference will offer – energizing and catalytic learning spaces designed to collide existing how-to approaches with pioneering why-not experimentation in the economic development sphere.

Learn more about each innovation pitch:

1) Be-FINE: Building an Enabling Financial Services Ecosystem for Refugees
Presented by Bindi Jhaveri, Grameen Foundation

2) Maximus: Turning Exclusion into Access to Digital Finance
Presented by Roland Nouebissi, Emergent Payments

3) Our Sea Our Life: Where Environmental Conservation Meets Savings Groups
Presented by Ana Pinto, Zoological Society of London

4) Getting Closer: Using Geospatial Data to Address Proximity Challenges
Presented by Mbinya Mutiso, Oxford Policy Management

5) Chomoka: Going Offline to Scale Digital Savings Groups
Presented by Karen Vandergaag, CARE

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