This conference brings together the institute’s third year award recipients who will present their preliminary findings. As more and more philanthropic, industry and development actors ask whether mobile technology can help provide access to needed financial services like savings and money transfer, these projects look to the experience on the ground of existing, traditional money systems and financial practices, as well as the potential and real impact of new technology in providing access to finance for the world’s poor.

IMTFI Annual Conference for Funded Researchers
December 6-7, 2011
University of California, Irvine Student Center, Doheny Beach Rooms

The conference is open to the public. Parking is $10/day. Registration is free, but space is limited. For further information, email

The conference has concluded, please return for edited video and powerpoint presentations.


Pictured: Professor Francis Wambalaba, USIU, IMTFI Conference 2009



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