Events

Harnessing the African cash economy: ATAF meeting in October 2016

In October 2016, Cenfri attended the Africa Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). ATAF is a membership driven African intergovernmental platform that focuses on improving the capacity of African tax administrations, advancing the role of taxation in African governance, and developing and supporting partnerships between African countries and development partners. Over 90 participants (including tax and revenue authorities from over 40 African countries) were invited to the event. , which combined an ATAF General Assembly with technical session on “Harnessing the African cash economy: Contributing towards expansion of the African tax base”.   Masiiwa Rusare presented on the prevalence of cash from…

Barclays Rise 24-hour Financial Inclusion Hackathon

A developer, a designer and a financial services practitioner walk into a room. Who’s holding the key to the next big idea in digital banking? None of them. But together they might just produce an idea that could eventually revolutionise the world of financial services.   With this hope, Barclays Rise, in collaboration with the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation, Thomson Reuters, IBM and Cenfri, hosted a 24-hour hackathon in Cape Town to foster ideation and prototyping in the financial services space.

Presentation at 11th International Microinsurance Conferece: Understanding the opportunity for MSME insurance

In November 2015, Cenfri staff members attended the 11th International Microinsurance Conference hosted by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network in Casablanca, Morocco. At the conference Jeremy Gray presented evidence on the risk experience of SMMEs and their coping mechanisms from six MAP pilot countries. The presentation “Understanding the opportunity for MSME insurance” formed part of a panel discussion entitled “Servicing SMEs”

7th AFI Global Policy Forum, Maputo, Mozambique (Sept 2015)

In September 2015, Cenfri and insight2impact (i2i) team members participated in the 7th AFI Global Policy Forum in Maputo, Mozambique. The event was attended by over 450 senior financial inclusion policymakers and regulators, along with leaders from international organisations and the private sector. Herman Smit, interim lead of i2i, made an introductory presentation to the Alliance for Financial Inclusion Data Working Group (FIDWG) on the new i2i facility, which is jointly hosted between FinMark Trust and Cenfri to advance the impact of data in financial inclusion.
 
Events

Harnessing the African cash economy: ATAF meeting in October 2016

In October 2016, Cenfri attended the Africa Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). ATAF is a membership driven African intergovernmental platform that focuses on improving the capacity of African tax administrations, advancing the role of taxation in African governance, and developing and supporting partnerships between African countries and development partners. Over 90 participants (including tax and revenue authorities from over 40 African countries) were invited to the event. , which combined an ATAF General Assembly with technical session on “Harnessing the African cash economy: Contributing towards expansion of the African tax base”.   Masiiwa Rusare presented on the prevalence of cash from…

Barclays Rise 24-hour Financial Inclusion Hackathon

A developer, a designer and a financial services practitioner walk into a room. Who’s holding the key to the next big idea in digital banking? None of them. But together they might just produce an idea that could eventually revolutionise the world of financial services.   With this hope, Barclays Rise, in collaboration with the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation, Thomson Reuters, IBM and Cenfri, hosted a 24-hour hackathon in Cape Town to foster ideation and prototyping in the financial services space.

Presentation at 11th International Microinsurance Conferece: Understanding the opportunity for MSME insurance

In November 2015, Cenfri staff members attended the 11th International Microinsurance Conference hosted by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network in Casablanca, Morocco. At the conference Jeremy Gray presented evidence on the risk experience of SMMEs and their coping mechanisms from six MAP pilot countries. The presentation “Understanding the opportunity for MSME insurance” formed part of a panel discussion entitled “Servicing SMEs”

7th AFI Global Policy Forum, Maputo, Mozambique (Sept 2015)

In September 2015, Cenfri and insight2impact (i2i) team members participated in the 7th AFI Global Policy Forum in Maputo, Mozambique. The event was attended by over 450 senior financial inclusion policymakers and regulators, along with leaders from international organisations and the private sector. Herman Smit, interim lead of i2i, made an introductory presentation to the Alliance for Financial Inclusion Data Working Group (FIDWG) on the new i2i facility, which is jointly hosted between FinMark Trust and Cenfri to advance the impact of data in financial inclusion.
 

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