18th June 2020, Hotel Africana, Kampala
Theme: Demystifying digital financial services and use of technology in economic and social empowerment of vulnerable communities
Background to the National Microfinance Conference
The Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) hosts a national microfinance conference every two years that brings together various stakeholders in the sector to share experiences, introduce innovations and facilitate networking amongst various stakeholders. In the past, AMFIU has partnered with the Financial Services Department under the Ministry of finance planning and economic development to host these conferences. Each of the conferences have attracted over 200 participants, with stakeholders that include Central Banks from the East African region, financial services providers, academic institutions, wholesale lenders, social investors, donors and development partners among others.
About this year’s Conference theme
Digital financial services hold tremendous promise to deliver financial services to the underbanked and excluded population in Uganda. Mobile money has driven financial inclusion in Uganda with impressive growth and a competitive market. The 2018 FINSCOPE study report indicated a 78% surge in the country’s financial inclusion rate majorly supported by mobile money services. The same report also indicated that 23% of Ugandans save money on mobile money platforms, compared to only 11% who save with commercial banks.