The Power of Platforms to Advance the SDGs


Accelerating progress towards global goals

Platforms are doing more than just creating gig work in Africa. They’re also accelerating access to energy, clean water, global markets for online sellers, and the type of credit micro and small businesses need to grow. Join BFA, Quartz Africa and insight2impact (i2i) on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Africa to hear from fintech entrepreneurs and others on the ground, about how platforms are being used to improve lives.

FIBR, a project of BFA in partnership with Mastercard Foundation launched in 2016 to learn how to transform the informal economy in Africa into data for businesses to increase access to financial services in last-mile communities. After almost four years, we've understood what it takes to scale digital transformation and pull underserved communities into digital and financial ecosystems. As the FIBR program comes to an end, we seek to highlight insights about platforms and their contribution to increasing access and value for excluded consumers — which are critical to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 6, 7, 8, and 17.

This event is especially targeted at sharing our program insights with global donors and platform players focused on inclusion and impact in Africa. 

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Event Details:

Date: September 5th, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue: Cape Town Waterfront, South Africa 

Invitees should be Cape Town based or able to travel to Cape Town 

By requesting an invitation for the event, you authorize the shared use of your data with BFA, Quartz Africa and insight2impact.