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WEBINAR: Financing of Low-Cost Non-State Education

Webinar Recording 




Join the Financial Inclusion Forum UK  and a global panel of experts on the 25th March at 1430 – 1600 GMT  for a webinar on Low Cost Non-State School financing

Increasing access to education is more important than ever for improving financial inclusion.


Even before the pandemic, we knew approximately 260 million children were out of school – or one in five school-age child globally. And yet, low- and middle-income countries comprise the top 15 countries in the world that spend the most on education as a proportion of their budget. It is clear we need alternative solutions, including non-state actors, to help close the gap in education access.

Today, the non-state education market share is over 25% of the total education market.  Increased demand for affordable non-state schools means there will be an additional 66 million new seats for children required by 2025 in low- and middle-income countries.

How can we unlock the full potential of affordable non-state schools to add more seats? How can the intersection of financial inclusion and education accelerate needed capital investments? What motivates current private sector actors already investing in education?

Introduction and Overview: Rod Dubitsky, Executive Director, Financial Inclusion Forum UK

Moderator: James Tooley, Chancellor, University of Buckingham

Presenter: Scott Sheridan, Director of Operations, Opportunity EduFinance, and Lead Author of the Non-State School Sector Report


  • Njeri Kirumbi, Deputy Regional Director Africa,  Regional Education Finance Fund for Africa, BlueOrchard Finance
  • Andrina Schwartz, Head of the Financial Inclusion Initiative, Credit Suisse
  • John Robert Okware, Chief Relationship Officer, Opportunity Bank Uganda
  • Bunmi Lawson,CEO & Managing Director, EdFin Microfinance Bank, Nigeria


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Event Properties

Event Date 25-03-2021 2:30 pm
Event End Date 25-03-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free