This year's theme is "Mapping the African Fintech Landscape."

The programming is fluid but supported by three subthemes to organise the breakout discussions as listed below. You can add a discussion topic that is particularly interesting to you by adding a topic to the discussion forum. You must log into the community page in order to access the forum.

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Track 1: 

Creating valuable partnerships between fintech innovators

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Track 2

Building business to business (B2B) partnerships with financial service providers

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Track 3

Creating consumer trust in digital financial services and products


The Unconference Schedule

Note: Final schedule is subject to change

Day 1 - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Start End Activity Location
7:00am 8:00am Media Training Breakfast (Press only) Primavera Room
7:00am 8:00am Breakfast and Attendee Registration Akwaaba Restaurant
8:00am 8:15am Welcome to the Unconference - why are we here?
David del Ser, FIBR Deputy Project Director & Vahid Monadjem, CEO of Nomanini
Odehe Suite
8:15am 8:45am Keynote
Unleashing Inclusive Fintech: A Digital and Behavioral Deal
Ignacio Mas, Executive Director, Digital Frontiers Institute
Odehe Suite
8:45am 9:30am Panel
Fintech Partnerships (Track 1)
Moderator: Ignacio Mas, Executive Director, Digital Frontiers Institute
Romeo Bugyei, CEO of IT Consortium
Ivan Mbowa, CEO of Umati Capital
Vahid Monadjem, CEO of Nomanini
Odehe Suite
9:30am 10:00am Unconference Playbook - How do I unconference?
Kim Humby, Head of Communications at Nomanini
Odehe Suite
10:00am 10:30am Breakout and agenda development.
(Tea self-service)
On hotel grounds
10:30am 12:00pm Breakout groups for tracks On hotel grounds
12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch and networking Akwaaba Restaurant
1:00pm 2:00pm Optional outdoor activity - Swimming or beach volleyball Pool or Labadi Beach
2:00pm 3:00pm Panel
Fintechs and Partnering with Financial Service Providers (Track 2)
Moderator: Roland Amoah
Alloysius Attah, CEO of Farmerline
Daniel Goldfarb, CEO of Lendable
Owureku Asare, Consumer Distribution - Digital Financial Services, Ecobank Ghana

Sponsored by   FIBR
Odehe Suite
3:00pm 3:30pm Breakout and agenda development in Track 1, 2, 3
(Tea self-service)
On hotel grounds
3:30pm 5:00pm Breakout Groups for Tracks 1, 2, 3 On hotel grounds
5:00pm 6:00pm Report back Odehe Suite
6:00pm 7:00pm Attendee-led lightninglightninglightning talks
Led by Kim Humby
Odehe Suite
7:00pm 9:00pm Cocktail Mixer and Dinner Pool, Akwaaba Restaurant

Day 2 - Friday, March 24, 2017

Start End Activity Location
7:00am 7:45am Optional breakfast activity - Tennis Tennis Courts
7:45am 8:30am Breakfast buffet Akwaaba Restaurant
8:30am 9:30am Panel
Fintechs and Trust Creation with Customers (Track 3)
Moderator: Amolo Ng'weno, East Africa Director of BFA
Daniel Jung, COO of
Chris Sheehan, CEO of WorldCover
Mark Straub, Director of Khosla Impact

Sponsored by   Catalyst Fund
Odehe Suite
9:30am 10:00am Playbook Reminder/Breakout & agenda development
(Tea self-service)
Odehe Suite
10:00M 11:30am Breakout Groups for Tracks 1, 2, 3 On hotel grounds
11:30am 12:30pm Lunch served - Report back Akwaaba Restaurant
12:30pm 1:30pm Q&A with all speakers and closing thoughts
Led by Vahid Monadjem
Odehe Suite