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Wednesday, March 11
 

11:15 GMT+04

Exploring New Markets - Cooperatives & Credit Unions
One of the major focuses for the initiative in 2015 is to broaden the platform and the operational toos available in the community to fully support the global financial cooperative sector. There are tens of thousands of financial cooperatives or savings-led organizations of all forms - SACCOs, Credit Unions, cooperatives, credit societies, ROSCAs, ASCAs, etc that represent a huge market segment that can be a part of the Mifos community. This session will build off the ongoing work that's been done to fully identify the remaining requirements and needs to fully support cooperatives so we can continue adding support for these must-have features such as teller cash management, shares, dividends, etc. This interactive discussion and exploratory session will be led by Dayna Harp, the Mifos Director of Strategic Initiatives, who brings extensive expertise from the US credit union sector including serving as CEO of the White House Federal Credit Union.

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Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:30 GMT+04
Al Masa A

11:15 GMT+04

Exploring New Markets - Digital Payments
In this session, James Dailey will explore the frontier of the global payments systems and how financial inclusion can become better of or even create its own modern infrastructure which provides the fluidity needed for the unbanked to be a part of this critical channel of financial inclusion. We'll look at the current national switches and gateways and explore how new technologies and mobile banking can help to modernize, streamline, and lower the cost and friction of sending money.

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avatar for Matt Bohan

Matt Bohan

Senior Program Officer – Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Matt Bohan is a Senior Program Officer with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the Financial Services for the Poor team. In this role he: Works with partners and grantees on technical and business model enablement of mobile/digital payments, financial services interoperability... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:30 GMT+04
Al Masa B

11:15 GMT+04

Exploring New Markets - Islamic Finance
Islamic Finance represents a new growth frontier for financial inclusion and a promising market for the Mifos community once we can fully support its various products and procedurs for Shariah compliance. Zayyad A. Said of Intrasoft Technologies Limited who is also an expert and a consultant on Islamic Finance will lead this exploratory session and interactive discussion to introduce Islamic Finance, how it differs from typical financial services, and the variours products and services to support. Through the discussion, we'll identify the considerations and requirements that must go into the Mifos X platform to help a financial institution offer Shariah-compliant financial services through the Mifos X platform. Partners and financial institutions that are both knowledgeable in this field or are looking to learn more should attend.

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avatar for Zayyad A. Said

Zayyad A. Said

An entrepreneur, ICT specialist, Islamic Finance Consultant & Practitioner and also a Strategic Management Consultant.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:30 GMT+04
Al Masa C