Gerald Munyaradzi Nyakwawa is a CDFP graduate and a consultant who specialises in finding sustainable solutions for the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) and growing national and regional participation of Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the digital payments space. The informal sector has more often than not been excluded from payments system due to demand and supply side factors. He believes and is convinced that there is a business case for including the informal sector in mainstream payment systems.
Gerald is an advocate for instant inclusive retail payments he has experience in retail banking and digital financial services. He appreciates and understands what truly drives conversions in the BoP and DFS space. He is convinced the future of intra Africa Trade lies in instant inclusive retail cross border payment systems.
Gerald has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets in Zimbabwe and abroad. His articles have been featured in the Digital Banker Africa, Global CIDEF, Business Weekly, The Standard, News Day and The Manica Post. He has been a panellist and presenter on Financial Inclusion matters in the MENA, SADC, EAST and WEST Africa regions.
Gerald holds a certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive finance from the University of Luxemburg and he is the Chief Association Executive at the Digital Finance Practitioners Association of Zimbabwe
Gerald is dedicated to impacting lives.
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