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.


Special remarks:

Founder and Chairperson, Mann Deshi Bank

Chetna Sinha

Director of Sustainability, Research, and Investment Solutions, Credit Suisse India

Toral Munshi

Co-founder, CreditMantri

Gowri Mukherjee

Senior Director, Customer Strategy, Accion

Shweta Pereira

Chief Regional Officer, Asia, Accion

Abhishek Agrawal

VP & Program Manager, Customer Strategy, Accion

Liza Guzman