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A Coffeehouse Conversation on financial technology. Via YouTube.

Prominent experts and entrepreneurs in Africa’s financial technology industry see an already fast-moving landscape accelerating due to the coronavirus.

In a virtual Coffeehouse Conversation on financial technology organized by Devex and the Milken Institute, the experts discussed a range of issues, from remittances and wealth management to capital markets and currency exchange. Even the core concept of financial inclusion came up for debate.

Participants in the livestreamed conversation included Iyinoluwa “E” Aboyeji, founder of Flutterwave; Elizabeth Rossiello, founder and CEO of Aza; Darlington Mandivenga, group CEO at Cassava FinTech International; and Evans Osano, director of capital markets at FSD Africa.

It was jointly moderated by Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar and Staci Warden, Milken’s executive director of global market development.

Watch this Coffeehouse Conversation on financial technology in full.

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About the author

  • Raj Kumar

    Raj Kumar is the Founding President and Editor-in-Chief at Devex, the media platform for the global development community. He is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work has led him to more than 50 countries, where he has had the honor to meet many of the aid workers and development professionals who make up the Devex community. He is the author of the book "The Business of Changing the World," a go-to primer on the ideas, people, and technology disrupting the aid industry.