MSC concluded a workshop in Delhi on 4th March, 2020 in collaboration with NITI Aayog and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The workshop, titled “Enhancing women’s economic empowerment through financial health—Insights from NITI Aayog’s transformation of aspirational districts” saw participation from financial inclusion experts, policymakers, and regulators across industries. The participants deliberated on policy and product recommendations that the government and financial services industry can adopt as it works towards greater financial health of women.
The event started with the keynote from Ms. Sarah Willis of the MetLife Foundation, where she spoke on setting the context on women’s financial health. This was followed by the inaugural address by Ms. Archana Vyas of THE Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, India, and the keynote address by Ms. Alka Upadhyaya, Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Rural Development.
A panel of experts also discussed issues around women’s financial health for impactful women’s economic empowerment. The panelists included Mr. Anjani Singh of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Humaira Islam of Shakti Foundation Bangladesh, Ms. Jayshree Vyas of SEWA Bank, Ms. Manisha Sinha of India Post, and Ms. Varnali Deka, District Collector, Goalpara. The media across the country picked up various insights from the event conducted. Click through the links below to read a few mentions in the media.