The Power of Financial Inclusion for Refugees

Host: VisionFund International


Teófilo Mejía, Business Manager, Credivision

Jene Thomas, Mission Director, USAID, Peru

Mercy Ainomugisha, CEO, VisionFund Uganda

Roger Nyakahuma, West Nile Regional Manager, VisionFund Uganda

Juliet Tumuzoire, Head of Financial Services, Financial Sector Deepening Uganda

Mary Njery, Refugee Response Director, World Vision Uganda

World Refugee Day focuses on the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. As financial service providers we seek financial inclusion for all, and know that with the right support, refugees and displaced populations can overcome challenges and rebuild their lives and livelihoods, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

VisionFund, along with partners and donors, has been advocating for the provision of much-needed financial services to IDPs and refugees, who are traditionally considered a financially risky segment. With external support, digital innovation, and an open mind, VisionFund has piloted two products specifically designed for refugees in two very difficult and different contexts – in Uganda and Peru.

Join our panel of speakers as they share their experience of taking formal financial services and products, including microfinance, to refugee communities, and progress made thus far. Also hear from project funders USAID and Financial Sector Deepening Uganda about their partnership with these projects and overall work with refugee communities.

Register to join and add to calendar:

4PM UK | 6PM Uganda | 8AM US Pacific | 10AM Peru

Location: Virtual

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021