Webinar series: Innovations for smallholder finance, July 21 and July 29

Join us in two exciting webinars, inspiring partnerships for digital innovations in smallholder finance, organized by CGAP and IDH Farmfit. In this series, taking place on July 21st and 29th, businesses and policymakers will share insights and recommendations on how they’ve managed to build partnerships and pilot digital technology solutions that boost bottom lines while helping smallholder farmers access information, inputs, and affordable financing. Building smallholder resilience is needed now more than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts our global food systems.

Webinars will be moderated by Iris van der Velden, IDH Director of Learning and Innovation, and Emilio Hernandez-Hernandez, Senior Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP, the World Bank Group.

Webinar 1: Business insights

How companies are building cross-industry partnerships that serve smallholders and boost their bottom line

July 21, 16:00-17:15 CEST

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Agenda:

  • Introduction to Agriculture Finance Working Group
  • Key highlights from the Action Report
  • Panel discussion
  • Participant Q&A in three separate break out groups with panelist

The panelists:

  • Poorva Pandya

    CEO Of ETG Farmers Foundation

  • Laura Mackenzie

    Senior Vice President Global Prepaid & Financial Inclusion at Mastercard

  • Daniele Tricarico

    Director of Insights at GSMA

 

Webinar 2: Policymaker recommendations

Government actions to facilitate cross-industry collaboration for innovative agricultural financing solutions

July 29, 16:00-17:15 CEST

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Agenda:

  • Introduction to Agriculture Finance Working Group
  • Key highlights from the Action Report
  • Panel discussion
  • Participant Q&A in three separate break out groups with panelist

The panelists:

  • Hedwig Siewertsen

    Head Inclusive Finance at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

  • Juan Buchenau

    Senior Financial Sector Specialist at World Bank

  • Prasun Kumar Das

    Secretary General at Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA)

 

Action Report coverThis webinar series is based on the recently released action report, Sowing the Seeds of Innovation for Smallholder Finance by IDH, CGAP and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, with input from the UNSGSA’s Agriculture Finance Working Group.

Download the Action Report