Ronald Rwakigumba

Country Coordinator, AgriFin Mobile

Biography

Ronald Rwakigumba works with Mercy Corps Uganda as Country Coordinator for the Agri-Fin Mobile Program, funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Previously served with Tetra Tech as Business Growth Specialist in the implementation of the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Agricultural inputs Activity building on earlier 6 year’s private sector experience in the financial services sector in both Uganda and with Italy’s development Bank - Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in Rome.

Ronald graduated from University of Bologna (Italy) with Master of Business Administration degree, after a Bachelor of Business Administration degree of Makerere University (Uganda).

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Digitalisation of the financial sector, or fintech, has greatly advanced with payment solutions such as mobile money, which contribute to increased levels of financial inclusion. Despite these, agribusiness still needs to invest in digitalisation to increase productivity and value addition, storage and marketing of agricultural produce so they benefit smallholder farmers and pastoralists.

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