India has more than 60 million microentrepreneurs, many of whom have been severely impacted by COVID-19. The ability of these microentrepreneurs to connect to the digital economy is crucial to their recovery, as is access to digital financial products and services. However, digital literacy remains low and the digital divide continues to widen in the country.
Edtech can help ensure an inclusive economic recovery from the pandemic by rapidly helping microentrepreneurs and informal workers acquire new digital skills and gain a foothold in the virtual economy.
This fall, Accion is launching our proprietary edtech platform, Ovante, in India. This award-winning initiative provides innovative solutions for microentrepreneurs to help them build their management, financial, and digital capacities, so that they can thrive in a competitive and digital world. During this session, we will discuss the relevance of edtech for financial inclusion and opportunities for financial service providers to share Ovante with their customers.
- Chetna Sinha (Founder and Chairperson, Mann Deshi Bank)
- Toral Munshi (Director of Sustainability, Research, and Investment Solutions, Credit Suisse India)
- Gowri Mukherjee (Co-founder, CreditMantri)
- Moderated by Shweta Pereira (Senior Director, Customer Strategy, Accion)
- Abhishek Agrawal (Chief Regional Officer, Asia, Accion)
- Liza Guzman (VP & Program Manager, Customer Strategy, Accion)