Thursday, September 29, 2022
Join senior experts and practitioners from the African Development Bank, the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Government of Zambia and Pula Advisors to share updates on work that supports women smallholder farmers to boost and protect their yields through digital microinsurance and agricultural data services.
Following the successful webinar in September 2021, this session will first set the context of how digital financial solutions can build resilience among women smallholder farmers against agricultural, climate-based and economic shocks and then share the knowledge and learning gained from the mid-term point of the initiative. Key learning will be from the innovative human-centered design approach used to develop appropriate, affordable and accessible solutions.
Participants will include Atsuko Toda, Director of Agriculture Finance and Rural Infrastructure Development Department at the African Development Bank; Sheila Okiro, Coordinator for the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI); Rose Goslinga, President of Pula Advisors and Patricia Musopelo Muyamwa, Director of Community Development, Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Government of Zambia.
Pula Advisors received a grant of USD 1 million from the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to support women smallholder farmers to develop greater resilience and improve crop production in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia, working in collaboration with the African Development Bank’s Gender, Women and Civil Society (AHGC) and Agriculture Finance and Rural Development (AHFR) departments who are providing technical expertise within the framework of the project.
English and French interpretation services will be provided.