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Monday, May 15 • 11:45 - 13:15
The Big Discussions: Agriculture & Environment, Digital Financial Inclusion LIMITED

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Transforming agriculture systems and driving smallholder financial inclusion through innovative and emerging digital technologies- the promise, benefits, and impact.

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avatar for Dr. David Bergvinson

Dr. David Bergvinson

Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
David joined ICRISAT in January 2015 to lead its strategy development to ensure science, demand-driven innovation and strategic partnerships come together to translate science into prosperity for rural families in the dryland tropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. | | Prior t... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Shaun Ferris

Dr. Shaun Ferris

Director, Agricultural Livelihoods, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Shaun Ferris has worked for the past 10 years for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). In his current position, Shaun focuses on supporting smallholder farmers along the pathway to prosperity, as part of CRS’ Signature Program Area for Agriculture. His work at CRS also focuses on building the agro-enterprise capacity of field staff, finding ways of generating value at the farm level through new combinations of skills acquisition, technology and market opportunity identification, and finding ways to improve information use and trading relationships. Shaun is currently working with a cross-agency team on generating agro-enterprise content for cloud based distance learning systems and creating farmer-facing business tools using ICT solutions. Previously, Dr. Shaun Ferris worked 16 years with the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with several major agencies on both short and long term projects including USAID, the World Bank, USDA, FAO, UNCTAD, DFID, and IFAD. Shaun holds a... Read More →
avatar for Anne Hale Miglarese

Anne Hale Miglarese

CEO, Radiant.Earth
Anne Hale Miglarese is the founding CEO of Radiant.Earth, a Washington DC based non-profit. Anne has extensive government and private sector experience particularly in the GIS, Remote Sensing and Geospatial field. Prior to joining Radiant.Earth, Anne served as CEO of PlanetiQ, Ea... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Pshenichnaya

Natalia Pshenichnaya

Head of mAgri and mHealth programmes, GSMA
Natalia Pshenichnaya is the Head of the GSMA mNutrition, comprising of mHealth and mAgri programmes, overseeing a global portfolio of projects. Natalia has been working on implementation as well as research on mobile solutions for rural since 2010 across Asia and Africa.
avatar for Michael Tsan

Michael Tsan

Partner, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Michael Tsan is a Partner in Dalberg’s New York office who leads Dalberg’s global ICT Practice and has recently helped launch Dalberg’s Data4Good analytics business, Dalberg Data Insights (DDI). Michael’s work on ICT and Data issues spans mobile access and internet infras... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 11:45 - 13:15
Hall 2

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