Day 1: Wednesday, December 10

8:15-8:30am  Check-in and Registration

8:45am  Welcome and Introductions by Director Bill Maurer

9:00–10:30am  Session 1: Gender in MM and Financial Practices
                         Discussant: TBD

• “Mobile Money, Social Capital, and Financial Behavior of Women’s Cooperatives in Rural Nigeria” (Nigeria) by Onyima Jude Kenechi and Onugu Charles Uchenna

• “Assessing the Impact of Financial Knowledge on Adoption of Mobile Payment Systems among Enterprise Owners in Dharavi, Mumbai” (India) by Mudita Tiwari and Deepti KC

• “Women, Monetary Practices, and Technological Innovations” (Côte d'Ivoire) by Kone Nara Kanugui Idriss and Wahabou Ibrah Moutaka

10:30-11:00am  Break

11:00am-12:30pm  Session 2: Re-Imagining Money and Identity in Rural Contexts
                               Discussant: TBD

• “Reimagining Rurality in Mobile Money Times: Life, Identity, and Community” (Uganda) by Prince Karakire Guma

• “Hand Held Wealth? Mobile Money and Food Production in Rural Potosi” (Bolivia) by Maria Isabel Balderrama and Oscar Gerdy Rocabado

• “Pastoral Adaptation to Market Opportunities and Changing Gender Roles Among Afar in Ethiopia: Aspects, Trends, and Prospects” (Ethiopia) by Uthman Hassen and Dawit Yekoyesew Kassa

12:30-2:00pm  Lunch (provided with registration)

2:00-3:30pm  Session 3: Experimentation and Innovation: Tools and Solutions for Specialized Populations
                       Discussant: TBD

• “The Formal Disguise: Financial Inclusion Among Flexible Workers and the Self-Employed” (Colombia) by Ana Echeverry, Coppelia Herran, and Felipe Arbodela

• “Risk Preferences, Time Preferences, and Willingness-to-Pay with Mobile Money versus Cash in Bangladesh” (Bangladesh) by Jonathan Morduch, Abu Shonchoy, and Jean Lee

• “Mobile Money Financial Literacy via Television Comedy” (Cambodia) by Pushkar Maitra, Paul Lajbcygier, Jeff Fang, and Andrew Crawford

3:30-4:00pm  Break

4:00-5:30pm  Session 4: The Interface between Tradition and Technology
                      Discussant: TBD

• “Storing and Transferring Money in a Cash-Strapped Fishing Municipality in the Bicol Region” (Philippines) by Bernadette M. Gavino-Gumba

• “When the Dead Decide: An Investigation into the Influence of the Ancestors in the Decision to Use Mobile Technology in a Rural Community in Northern Ghana” (Ghana) by Francis Niagia Santuah, Dennis Chirawurah, and Martin Alichimah

• “Mobile Money and the Coming of Age in Western Kenya” (Kenya) by Sibel Kusimba, Harpieth Chaggar, Gabriel Kunyu, Yang Yang, and Steve McCord

5:30-7:00pm  Cocktail reception with dinner (provided with registration)


Day 2: Thursday, December 11

8:30am  Check-in and Registration

8:45-10:30am  Session 5: “G2P or G&P”: Governments, Payments, and Publics
                        Discussant: TBD

• “The Physical and Electronic Payment Interface and its Influence on Consumer Payment Choices and Informal/Fraudulent Practices: A Case Study of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Uganda” (Uganda) by Howard Tugume, Justine Kobusinge, and Justine Nanteza

• “Delivering Conditional Cash Transfers via Savings Accouts: Default and Mental Accounting Mechanisms” (Mexico) by Manuela Angelucci, Carlos Chiapa, and Silva Prina

• “The New Financial Architecture in Ecuador: Public Regulatory and Sociopolitical Contexts for Payment Systems” by Javier Felix

10:30-11:00am  Break

11:00am-12:30pm  Session 6: Making Money Mobile: Remittances and Transnational Financial Practices
                               Discussant: TBD

• “Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion in Mali: What has been the Impact on Saving Practices?” (Mali) by Isabelle Guerin and Mariam Sangare

• “Juggling Currencies in Trans-Border Contexts: Mexico/US” (Mexico/US) by Magdalena Villareal

• “Does Financial Inclusion Spur Overseas Filipinos to Invest? A Remittance Investment Climate (ReIC) Study in a Rural Hometown” (Philippines) by Jeremiah M. Opiniano and Alvin P. Ang

12:30-2:00pm  Lunch (provided with registration)

2:00-2:30pm  Session 7: Research Applications: Putting Knowledge to Work
                      Discussant: TBD

• “Effectiveness and Challenges of Using Mobile Money Service in the Implementation of the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment Programme: A Case of Kiboga District in Uganda” (Uganda) by Julius Okello and Tony Muhumuza

• “Paying Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Bank Accounts” (Mexico) by Enrique Seira and Arturo Aguilar

• The Use and Impact of M-Shwari as a Financial Banking Product in Urban and Rural Areas of Kenya” (Kenya) by Jane Mutinda and Ndunge Kitii

3:30-4:00pm  Break

4:00-5:00pm  Closing Remarks


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