Last week, the World Bank’s CGAP hosted a roundtable and webinar
on the important topic of how mobile phone banking can deliver a range of financial services to poor people and change lives for the better (see also this blog post
If you missed the presentations, or if you’d like to hear them again, you can now access the archived presentations and video.
Presentations: Building Agent Networks & Creating Regulatory Space
Video: Introduction and Sessions 1 & 2 and Session 3 (requires RealPlayer)
Introduction by Elizabeth Littlefield, CEO of CGAP
Session 1: Driving mass market customer usage
Moderator: Kabir Kumar (CGAP); Panelists: Brian Richardson (WIZZIT, South Africa), Bold Magvan (XacBank, Mongolia)
Session 2: Buildng a viable, motivated network of agents
Moderator: Mark Pickens (CGAP); Panelists: Nick Hughes (Vodafone Group), Sam Kamiti (Equity Bank, Kenya), Carl Johan Rosenquist (c/o Maldives Monetary Authority)
Session 3: Creating and taking advantage of regulatory space
Moderator: Tim Lyman (CGAP); Panelists: Rizza Maniego-Eala (Globe Telecom, Philippines), Abbas Sikander (Tameer Bank, Pakistan)
Here’s a great write-up of the sessions from Patrick Philippe Meier at Tufts.