2017 in Review

Agenda for ROI AG Workshop

November 29 (Wednesday): EMW Action Group Day

Rural Outreach and Innovation Action Group (ROI AG)

14:00–16:30: Trends in Rural Development (Room Chapel)

This session will showcase ROI members’ work in the field of rural development. Each trend summary will last around 5 minutes, followed by a round table discussion with audience input at the end of each segment.

Speaker Organization Trend Case study country/region
Moderator: Michael Kortenbusch

Part 1: 14:00–15:00

Marina Kortenbusch BFC / ROI AG Head Healthy businesses and gamification Switzerland / Global Online Communities
Johanna Ryan VisionFund Economic empowerment for women Africa
Amsalu Alemayehu Wasasa MFI Financial relations with cooperatives Ethiopia
Birgit Galemann IFD Excel-based microfinance tools Uganda
Roundtable discussions
30-minute break

Part 2: 15:30–16:30


Michael de Groot


Rabobank Foundation

Geodata and ICT solutions for inclusive finance and food  


Mariel Mensink ICCO Mastercard rural finance programme Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sen-­‐ egal,  and  Burkina Faso
Etienne Mottet BFC Business models for farming apps Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
Marina Kortenbusch ROI AG Q/A: Call for new ROI AG Head N/A
Roundtable discussions