MobileMoney and cash transfers workshop for NGOs in Africa


Africa,  a continent where only 20% of people have a bank account but 50% use a mobile phone, Africa-based NGOs are using innovative mobile payment technology to meet their complex cash-disbursement needs. The widespread use of cash has previously been unavoidable for NGOs in Africa.

Moving cash around to meet operational needs across vast territories carries a substantial security risk and makes control and accountability a challenge. Cash, though more attractive than mobilemoney, is prone to corruption and diversion.  Mobile Money is reshaping the way traditional financial services are carried out.

More Non profits and NGOs are looking for ways to send funds and aids with speed, greater accountability and flexibility, targeting vulnerable people and sometimes in hard to read places. Mobile money is enabling –
 Reaching the unreachable – in the fastest and most appropriate way possible.

Non profits and NGOs can now send payments directly to beneficiary's mobile phone quickly and securely.
In recognition of this, Mobile Money Africa is offering a workshop that will help harness the new emerging opportunities for nonprofits and NGOs  to further develop capacity to use and adopt the use of mobile payment across Africa.
This 2-day certificate programme will equip professionals with the skills, understanding and hands-on experiences required in the emerging mobile financial ecosystems.

Venue: Transcorp Hotel, Calabar – Nigeria
Dates: Dec 11th & 12th 2014.
AUDIENCE: NGO & Nonprofit Program managers, Government cash transfer managers, senior team leaders from financial services providers, Mobile Money providers, international development agencies, Application and payment providers, Health care, child care and other intervention providers etc.
Workshop contents:

  • Understanding the mobile money ecosystem and regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Mapping the beneficiary lifecycle.

  • Identifying and addressing implementation challenges.

  •  vendors and partners selection and contracting processes.

  • Conducting the pilot and beneficiary experience simulation.

  • Technology requirements for mobile money models - Bank Led, Telco Led, Hybrid.

  • Evaluating the ‘Last mile challenge’ in use of mobilemoney for NGOs operations.

  • Evaluating cash disbursement against Mobile payment.

  • NGO mobile money use cases around Africa.

  • MobileMoney operator(s) demos.

Expected outcomes:

  • Maximize adoption of mobile money as empowerment tool for Nonprofits.

  • Develop NGOs capacity to explore the new mobile money opportunities.

  • Understanding the application of mobile payment in NGO and nonprofit operations.

  • Develop capacity to engage vendors and partners.

  • Strengthen capacity for existing and ongoing mobile money intervention programs.


Side attraction: Calabar City tour, Tinapa resort visit and Calabar Carnival.
FULL RESIDENCY FEES: Early bird $1,350 and normal  Fees at $1,500 (Calabar airport pick up, 3 Nights hotel accommodation and sustenance, City outings, course fee, course material, instruction and certificate.)

NON RESIDENCY FEES:Early bird $800 and normal fees at $999 ( Calabar airport pick up, sustenance, City outings, course fee, course material, instruction and certificate) . Early bird registration and fees should be confirmed by Nov 30th.
Send registration details with participant’s full names, organization, email and phone numbers to: Class size is limited. All registration requests must be received by Nov 30th.

Facilitator: Emmanuel Okoegwale
Principal Associate - MobileMoneyAfrica