Gabriel Bizama

Gabriel leads International Policy at SDF. Gabriel has 17 years of working experience on financial regulation and policy. Prior to joining SDF, Gabriel collaborated with financial inclusion and fintech initiatives with the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank Group. Prior to that, he led the financial inclusion policy agenda at the Ministry of Treasury of Argentina, particularly on digital payments infrastructure, digital identity, MSME finance, data protection, financial education, and access to the formal financial system. He designed and implemented the National Financial Inclusion Strategy, and worked to develop the local fintech ecosystem.
Wednesday, October 12
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Creating a Digital Identity: Addressing other barriers to financial inclusion

The World Bank has released a new report that shows improvements have been made in the total unbanked population (down to 1.4 billion), but calls out that access and adoption require other important steps, like identity and infrastructure. What decentralized identity solutions are needed to allow more users access to digital financial solutions? How do we build to reach more of the under and unbanked?