Session Description: Join Ndumiso Mpofu as he describes market solutions which were used to increase the speed of recovery for communities affected by El Nino. Ndumiso will also present a summary of findings from recovery lending in fragile African states from November 2015 to June 2017.
Bio: Ndumiso Mpofu is an agricultural economist and microfinance specialist with extensive experience in the use of financial products and services to enhance the economics of rural agricultural farmers across Africa. Most recently, Ndumiso has led VisionFund’s pan-Africa response to the El Nino disaster, using insurance tools and techniques to mitigate the effects of climate change. Ndumiso’s work focuses on the application of specialized techniques that are used to adapt lending methodology to allow clients affected by disasters to rebuild their businesses and repay loans without becoming over-indebted.