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[London] Digital Humanitarian™ Series: How will Mobile Tech Lead to Financial Empowerment in the Developing World?

  • Shoreditch House 1 Ebor Street London, England, E1 6AW United Kingdom (map)


OVERTURE’s community of global influencers – including our panel of experts in the fields of finance, tech, and humanitarian developmen, met at Shoreditch House.

We explored the implications (and current options) for people in rural areas and communities where brick-and-mortar banking is sparse or non-existent. We also discussed the potentials and the perils, the entrepreneurs, and the policy-making, that will usher in a new wave of commerce, micro-lending, and e-security and identification.


  • Kavita Maharaj, Moderator, Formerly of CNBC
  • Donnovan Andrews, Founder & CEO, Overture
  • Kyla Reid, Head of Disaster Response and Digital Identity Programs, GSMA
  • Chris Williamson, Principal Manager, M-Pesa, Vodafone
Later Event: October 26