Building for Financial Inclusion

DO YOU HAVE AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO IMPROVING FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN KADUNA STATE? APPLY FOR THE DIGITAL KADUNA HACKATHON!

DFS Lab and CoLab Kaduna with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation (BGMF) are working in partnership to develop a program to harness the innovative potential of technology firms, developers, and startups to build modern solutions to the challenges put forward by the people of Kaduna state in the hopes of helping to catalyze an inclusive digital ecosystem in Kaduna state.


Earlier this year, we carried out a landscaping exercise to identify and understand the usage of digital financial services as it relates to women in Kaduna state. To that end, a Gender Research Report event was put together to engage stakeholders on the results and findings of the research. From the event, we were able to point out crucial insights from the government, tech startups, and financial institutions to help streamline the vision that we have for this project.


To further explore ways women can benefit from digital financial services in Kaduna, we are creating and organizing a digital financial service hackathon for product designers and developers themed: Building for Financial Inclusion. If you have any innovative ideas or solutions that you think can help improve financial inclusion in Kaduna, feel free to click the button below to apply.


We have done some research that we think can help you tailor your solutions. You can read it in the link to the blog above.

Applications will close on the 8th of October! Good luck.