SADC Financial Inclusion Strategy Workshop Report

FinMark Trust, in collaboration with the SADC Secretariat hosted a SADC financial inclusion strategy workshop in February 2016. The workshop which was represented by 14 countries was the result of the Report on Financial Inclusion (FI), where the Ministers of Finance and Investment directed the SADC Secretariat to partner with FinMark Trust to develop a Regional Financial Inclusion (FI) Strategy. To this end, a draft strategy was developed by FinMark Trust and presented to SADC stakeholders on 11th and 12th February 2016 at Centurion Lake Hotel in Pretoria. At the workshop, inputs were obtained from stakeholders before finalisation of the strategy for submission to the Ministers of Finance for consideration. The report highlights the key messages from the two-day workshop.