The Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) and the Smart Campaign invite you to attend Inclusive Digital Future: A Summit on Responsible Finance in Action taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from June 25th to 27th.
Over the course of this three-day international forum - organized in partnership with MSC (Microsave Consulting) and ADA - we will confront the most pressing financial inclusion question of the day: How do we promote inclusion and trust in digital financial services while fostering innovation and growth?
The gathering will bring together financial service providers, regulators, investors, and DFS experts for two days of trainings, panels, and interactive breakout discussions, capped off by a field visit to leading Kenyan institutions engaged in digital transformation.
We strongly encourage you to register now and begin booking your flights and hotel. Please note: Participants are responsible for reserving their own flights and hotel rooms as well as securing their visas for entry.
The registration fee is US$ 300 per participant. Register before April 19th to receive a reduced registration fee of US$ 250. The fee will be processed during online registration and will help defray the costs of the meeting. The registration deadline is June 7.
The registration fee includes admission to two days of sessions that include trainings, workshops and plenary sessions; buffet lunch and three refreshment breaks; conference materials; and a cocktail reception on Wednesday, June 26. We encourage you to participate in the field visits on Thursday, June 27. Field visit registrants will be charged an additional fee to cover direct costs of the field visits.
All sessions and documents will be offered in English. We encourage all who are conversant in English to attend the meeting. French and Spanish interpretation will not be provided during this year’s event.
This event is generously sponsored by Mastercard Foundation and the Government of Luxembourg.
A preliminary agenda for Inclusive Digital Future: A Summit on Responsible Finance in Action is provided here. Please continue to check this link for updates we will make to the agenda. The agenda is also posted to the registration site, where you can sign-up for sessions. Please make your selections early to ensure a seat in the meetings you would most like to attend.
Please note: you are responsible for making your own hotel and airline reservations.
All meetings will be held at the Crown Plaza Nairobi (Upper Hill). We recommend booking your room soon to receive reduced rates and lodging in the conference hotel. Space is limited and reduced rates will be released by May 10. To receive the special rate, our event’s Group Code is required and will be available on this webpage soon. Click here for details, including the Group Code for your reduced rate reservation (coming soon), event lodging rates, and hotel contact information.
Visa requirements and process
Click here to view the visa status for your nationality and instructions for applying for a visa if needed. Participants are responsible for securing their own visas.
Mark your calendar: Apply for your eVisa after March 26, 2019. E-Visas are valid for 90 days prior to your departure date. All mail-in applications should arrive to your embassy by March 31 in order to be processed in time.
Download Form 22 for Category 3-Referral Visa applications, not eVisas.
Download Immigration Officer's Visa Checklist for Category 3-Referral Visa applications, not eVisas.
Due to budget constraints, few scholarships are available for the Kenya summit. If your organization is doing business in one of the regions below, please follow the instructions to learn more about applying for a scholarship.
Africa and the Middle East: Click here to learn more about scholarships to the Kenya summit available through the Responsible Microfinance Facility (RMF). The deadline to submit your application is March 12, 2019.
Central America and the Carribean: Information coming soon about scholarships to the Kenya summit through the Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Central America and the Carribean (RIFF-CAC).
Southeast Asia: Information coming soon about scholarships to the Kenya summit through the Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Southeast Asia (RIFF-SEA).
All materials and sessions will be in English only. Individuals who are conversant in English are encouraged to attend.
Prior to the meeting, we will post briefing materials on this webpage and encourage you to read these materials in advance of the event. At the event, we will distribute flash drives containing all event materials, such as handouts. All attendees will receive a printed agenda.
Travel and Tourism Information
Please click here for travel information, immunization suggestions, transportation recommendations while you’re in Kenya, and recommendations for wonderful destinations to enjoy in and around Nairobi.
We look forward to meeting with you in Kenya!