Financial Inclusion Forum for 2019


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The NSW Financial Inclusion Network, in partnership with Northern Rivers Community Gateway and Centre For Social Impact, invite you to the Financial Inclusion Forum for 2019.

The need for financial inclusion

Financial exclusion causes and compounds financial disadvantage. It can lead to poverty and homelessness, amplified mental health problems, continued welfare dependence, remaining in a violent relationship, poorer educational outcomes for children and increased law breaking or criminal offences.

Belonging to modern day financial systems is still a reach for too many Australians. 17% of Australians are considered financially excluded. 1 in every 5 cannot raise $2000 in an emergency and 1 in 6 report difficulties in covering everyday expenses such as housing, food, utilities and education (NSW Financial Inclusion Network 2019 State election platform).

Important details

13 August 2019
University of New South Wales City Campus
Level 6, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney 2000
Attendance fee $50 per person (+GST)

About the forum

The forum will convene a diverse audience of stakeholders concerned with financial inclusion and financial resilience. It will focus and expand conversation around two key building blocks of financial resilience – social capital and economic resources.

We invite you to help expand the conversation around financial resilience. Join us at UNSW City Campus for a deep dive into social capital and economic resources – two key building blocks of financial resilience.

To help us navigate these topics, our guest speakers include:

In addition to our guest speakers, the forum will deliver two dedicated workshops about social capital and economic resources. These workshops aim to extend our knowledge and understanding of financial exclusion, identify innovative solutions and discuss how these solutions can be applied as a cross-sector approach.

This is also a great opportunity to meet, connect and reconnect with the people invested in a future of financial inclusion and resilience. We will strengthen our own connections, share stories, experiences and best practices.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

The forum is facilitated by the NSW Financial Inclusion Network, in partnership with Northern Rivers Community Gateway and the Centre For Social Impact. It is a prelude to the Financial Inclusion Conference IV – Roads To Resilience, to be held in Sydney 18 and 19 of March 2020.

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