Irene Wagaki

Irene Wagaki is a co-founder of Wabe, Africa. Wabe is a digital market place for segregated and quality recyclable waste providing decent livelihoods for young entrepreneurs to achieve #sustainable cities in Africa, starting with Nairobi.

Irene Wagaki is a consultant in strategic operations for digital financial services. She has 10 yrs of experience in supporting innovative financial solutions that have a real positive impact on the lives of the poor, through viable mobile payments and agency distribution channels across Africa. She has a proven track record in digital product development, market & user research, and digital transformation. I am an astute project manager in projects involving MNOs, Banks, Fintech, Government, Regulators across varying contexts in Africa. She has expertise in Digital Finance areas: Quantitative research and Analytics | Agent Networks | Digital transformation & Partnerships| Strategic Planning (Balance scorecard, BCG, Ansoff, SWOT models)|Data Visualization Tableau, UX design research | Human Centred Design | Financial modeling (certified CPA-K) | Design Thinking

Posts by Irene Wagaki

DFS Customer Development Opportunities in Nigeria

The blog discusses digital finance customer development opportunities in Nigeria

Agent Network Accelerator Research: Nigeria Country Report 2017

The second wave of the ANA Nigeria study is focused on identifying strategic gaps and opportunities for scaling-up Digital Financial Services, with highlights on the implementation progress following the Helix Institute’s recommendations in the ANA Nigeria research conducted in 2014.

Zambia’s comeback in digital financial services (DFS)

This blog explores the factors that gave rise to the DFS sector in Zambia in 2009 after an unsuccessful launch to the world in 2002 through Celpay.