The 36 participants will be divided onto six project teams, each of 6 members. The project thematic areas are detailed below, however the specific problem statements will be dependent on the community challenges and needs. 

Each team will begin their design process with an initial problem statement created by the Projects Lead and Communities Coordinator through their extensive prior qualitative research within the community and quantitative research. These problem statements will be specific enough so the team can make meaningful progress in two weeks but not so narrow as to hinder innovation. The problem statement is a living document and as teams work with local organizations and meet with key stakeholders, there is room for their own reframing and narrowing. By the end of the two week summit, it is expected for teams to present both a minimal viable solution and their preliminary business model.

Here are the six project thematic areas we will be exploring during the summit:

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CREDIT

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INCLUSIVE INSURANCE

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FINANCIAL EDUCATION

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SAVINGS

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PAYMENTS

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AGRICULTURAL FINANCE