April 19 & 21-22, 2017
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
The Cornell Institute for African Development (IAD) in collaboration with the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) is holding a symposium on the theme of, ‘Mobile Money, Development and Financial Inclusion in Africa’. The mobile money arena is rapidly growing as a means of expanding financial inclusion across emerging markets. Financial inclusion, the development of novel methods to enable the poor to access financial services, is considered a pre-requisite for driving those populations out of poverty and driving economic growth. The multidimensional relationship between mobile money, financial inclusion and development requires interdisciplinary interrogation that examines a whole range of issues at national, regional and international levels. Issues such as products, services, regulatory structures and economic migration and integration, can have long term impact on economies.