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This year, the 2021 virtual annual lecture will focus on Digitalisation and emerging economic development models in Africa: The role of fintech.
Virtual FSD Kenya 7th Annual Lecture on Inclusive Finance
For the past six years, FSD Kenya has been hosting its annual lecture that continues to contribute to Kenya's inclusive financial system and support its long-term development goals.

Working closely with the Government, financial service industry, donors, and other partners, the lecturers share groundbreaking research, innovations, and debate platforms through which notable speakers share candid stellar expert information.

This year, the 2021 virtual annual lecture will focus on Digitalisation and emerging economic development models in Africa: The role of fintech. The lecture will be on 7th October 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM in East Africa.

Renowned Professor Bitange Ndemo will be the keynote speaker at this year's annual lecture. He is a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a former Permanent Secretary of Kenya's Ministry of Information and Communication. An author and expert in ICT and its influence on economic development in Africa, he has also been pivotal in developing a road map for digital transformation, open data and simplification of data for ordinary citizens in Africa to consume.

Oct 7, 2021 03:00 PM in Nairobi

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Prof. Bitange Ndemo
Bitange Ndemo is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi’s Business School. His research centres on the link between ICTs and small and medium enterprises with emphasis on how ICTs influence economic development in Africa. Professor Ndemo is the Chairman of Kenya’s Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce that will develop a road map for the country’s digital transformation. He is also an advisor and Board member to several organisations including Safaricom one of the leading telecommunication company in Africa, M-Pesa Foundation, Research ICT Africa that is based in South Africa. Besides having been a Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication where he was credited with facilitating many transformative ICT projects, he is a Senior Advisor to UN’s Global Pulse (Big Data initiatives) and the UNCDF’s Better than Cash Alliance.