COVID-19 Gendered Impacts on Livelihoods in Africa Webinar Series
FinEquity is pleased to partner with FinMark Trust on a webinar and blog series to share the impacts of COVID-19 on livelihoods across seven countries in Sub Saharan Africa. In this second webinar, we took a deeper dive into data from Uganda, South Africa, and Nigeria, to compare trends and showcase how some of FinEquity’s members are using new sex-disaggregated data sets to inform programming around women’s financial inclusion and empowerment under our new operating environment. See the first webinar here.
Petronella joined FinMark Trust in 2017 where she works as a gender specialist with the FinScope data collection and data management teams as well as the data portal team. She is responsible for gender mainstreaming at FinMark Trust and focuses on designing and facilitating regional workshops to promote women’s financial inclusion in the SADC region. Petronella worked at the University of Pretoria prior to joining FinMark Trust and holds a master’s degree from the University of Pretoria.
Jimmy is FSD Uganda’s Research Specialist, leading FSDU’s research, strategy, generating evidence and insights for programming financial sector development interventions and building partners’ capacity to use evidence to support interventions. He currently drives the gender portfolio at FSDU, responsible for increasing staff capacity to undertake programming for gender-based outcomes, leverage resourcing for gender and contributing towards mainstreaming of a gender lens within FSDU's interventions and Investment Guidelines.
Jacqueline focuses on supporting the development and deployment of technology for innovative financial solutions promoting financial inclusion. A transformation specialist in Digital Financial Services (DFS), she has over 14 years of experience working in several markets in Africa and Asia. Her financial sector development approaches include conducting market research, capacity building, policy advisory and advocacy engagements, project management, and providing technical assistance to the various financial services stakeholders.
Oluwatomi Eromosele is a Development Economist with research and consulting experience in areas of poverty reduction and shared prosperity, access to finance, and social exclusion. She currently works as a research officer at EFInA, leading the Access to Financial Services in Nigeria survey.
Diana Dezso leads the Data and Measurement Working Group of FinEquity. Diana has 20 years of experience in the financial inclusion sector. She specializes in knowledge management, organizational development and learning, capacity assessments, program implementation and evaluation, and new business development. She has worked in senior leadership positions of international organizations in both Washington DC and the field, including the SEEP Network and ACCION USA. Diana has an MPA from New York University.
About FinMark Trust: FMT is an independent trust established in 2002 with the objective of Making Financial Markets Work for the Poor. Since its establishment, FMT has focused its work in this area by facilitating and catalyzing development towards greater access to financial services. Through engaging stakeholders with credible, evidence-based advocacy and initiatives, FMT has consistently promoted increased and responsible use of financial services. Visit www.finmark.org.za for more information.
About insight2impact: i2i is a global resource center that seeks to improve financial inclusion through the smarter use of data. Whether you are a financial service provider, policymaker, or development partner, we aim to see you develop evidence-based, data-driven policies, or client-centric products that are inclusive and impactful. Visit www.i2ifacility.org for more information.