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Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida

Female Financial & Digital Inclusion Specialist

FINANCIAL INCLUSION: Nigeria's CBN plans to eliminate gender gap by 2024

FINANCIAL INCLUSION: Nigeria's CBN plans to eliminate gender gap by 2024
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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said it will eliminate the current gender gap in financial inclusion in Nigeria by 2024, using its recently released framework for advancing women’s financial inclusion in Nigeria. According to the CBN, the framework builds on the revised targets of the 2018 National

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Financial inclusion
CBN’s Framework for Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion In Nigeria: What it Means for Women’s Financial Inclusion

CBN’s Framework for Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion In Nigeria: What it Means for Women’s Financial Inclusion
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The Central Bank of Nigeria on September 29, 2020, launched the framework for advancing women’s financial inclusion. The launch of the framework was announced in an online event tagged “Access to Finance Framework for Women”. The framework was conceptualized by the Financial Inclusion Special Intervention Working group and developed

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Opinion
DIFC FinTech Hive’s Accelerator Programme To Advance The Role Of Women In Financial Services

DIFC FinTech Hive’s Accelerator Programme To Advance The Role Of Women In Financial Services
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- A female-focused career mentorship accelerator programme to empower women in financial services. - 14 young women starting their careers within financial services selected for the programme. - Mentees are given access to over 20 workshops provided by DIFC FinTech Hive’s network of partners

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Opportunities
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS) Center Amujae Initiative 2021 for emerging African Women Public Leaders

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS) Center Amujae Initiative 2021 for emerging African Women Public Leaders
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Application Deadline: 30th of September 2020. The Amujae Initiative is the Center’s flagship program. Amujae, pronounced ӓ mōō jāēē, means ‘we are going up’ in Kru, a Liberian language. Launched on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, the vision for the Amujae Initiative is to shift the landscape

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Opportunities
How Inclusive Is Nigeria's N75b MSME Survival Fund?

How Inclusive Is Nigeria's N75b MSME Survival Fund?
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The Federal Government of Nigeria commenced its nationwide implementation of the 75 billion naira Survival Fund which will be implemented via two initiatives- the MSME Survival Fund with the Payroll support track as the first scheme to rollout (60 Billion Naira) and the Guaranteed Off-taker Scheme (15 Billion Naira) to

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Opinion
How Ghana’s New Digital Finance Policy Can Drive Women’s Inclusion

How Ghana’s New Digital Finance Policy Can Drive Women’s Inclusion
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SOURCE: CGAP Ghana made waves earlier this year when it launched the world’s first digital financial services (DFS) policy, building on the past five years of explosive DFS growth in the country. Among the policy’s goals is to ensure that at least 85 percent of men and women

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Financial inclusion
Leveraging Digitized Social Welfare Programs to Deepen Female Financial Inclusion in Africa

Leveraging Digitized Social Welfare Programs to Deepen Female Financial Inclusion in Africa
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The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that widespread adoption and use of digital payments and financial services could increase the GDP of all emerging markets by $3.7 trillion by 2025. This additional GDP could create up to 95 million new jobs, raise overall productivity and investment levels, and make government

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Financial inclusion
26 Year-Old Ghana-based Ivorian Lady becomes 1st woman to win Africa Prize for digital innovation; bags £25,000

26 Year-Old Ghana-based Ivorian Lady becomes 1st woman to win Africa Prize for digital innovation; bags £25,000
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The leader of Ghanaian startup, BACE Group, has become the 1st woman to win the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Digital inclusion