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University of Cambridge to launch fintech collaboration network

Source: The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School will be launching and showcasing a cross-regional and sectoral knowledge exchange network, established with support from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), at a live streamed event at 11.00 GMT on 10 December.

The event will outline the aims of the Cambridge Alternative Finance Collaboration Network (CAFCN), how it works and highlight its early impact to date. The CAFCN provides the necessary infrastructure and expertise to deliver critical research, digital tools and education programmes, at scale, to support the development of FinTech markets globally. It provides a platform for new opportunities to collaborate and collectively shape the future of FinTech globally.

Registration for the event is at https://bit.ly/3lPi9hV

Following an introduction from James Duddridge, Minister for Africa at the FCDO, and a short presentation, there will be two panel discussions focused on the impact of the findings of the Global COVID-19 FinTech Regulatory & Market Studies, published by the CCAF in partnership with the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.

Panellists at the event include:

• Peter Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist & Vice-Chair, Asian Development Bank Institute
• Njuguna Ndung’u, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium
• Rachel Turner, Director for Economic Development, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
• Brian Yeoh, Senior Manager of FinTech, Abu Dhabi Global Markets
• Tamara Cook, CEO, FSD Kenya
• Maelis Carraro, Director, Catalyst Fund
• Wei Min Chin, Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation, Malaysia Securities Commission
• Nameer Khan, Chairman, MENA FinTech Association
• Robert Wardrop, Co-Founder & Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

To register, please go to https://bit.ly/3lPi9hV

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