PODCASTFebruary 3 2017

Podcast: Go Far, Go Together

Welcome to Go Far, Go Together; the podcast from The MasterCard Foundation highlighting the issues we are trying to solve and the partners we work with.

Go Far, Go Together provides listeners with the perspectives of people advancing global development theory and practice: authors, business leaders, development professionals, entrepreneurs, students, staff of the Foundation and our partners, all of whom are active in education, financial inclusion, and youth livelihoods.

Our primary focus is Africa, but we explore best practices—and smart responses—to development challenges, wherever they may be found.

Go Far, Go Together is hosted by Roger Morier.

Episode #3

Prabhat LabhThis episode features a conversation with Prabhat Labh, a Program Manager at the Foundation who has just left to become the CEO of Grameen Foundation India. In his five years at the Foundation, Prabhat worked primarily on advancing financial inclusion, in particular by developing savings groups in Africa. In addition to the interview with him, you can explore a blog he wrote in 2015 or see his LinkedIn profile for insights on related topics.


Episode #2

Young. Rural. African. Woman. Four titles that Laetitia Mukungu proudly carries, inspiring others to dream big.

Laetitia Mukungu, Africa Rabbit CentreLaetitia Mukungu, Africa Rabbit CentreLaetitia Mukungu, Africa Rabbit CentreMeet Laetitia Mukungu, founder of the Africa Rabbit Centre, and icon of young African agripreneurship. Laetitia has been recognized for her creativity, ambition and determination to make a difference in the lives of rural women and young people. Rabbit stew, anyone? Read Laetitia’s blog from Young Africa Works 2017.


The Fund for Rural Prosperity: New, smart ideas to move money to Africa’s smallholder farmers

Wambui Chege, Fund for Rural ProsperityThe road to prosperity in Africa passes through the continent’s farms, but smallholder farmers need a lot of capital to raise their productivity. Wambui Chege is Manager of The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity – she talks about how the Fund operates and what it’s achieved so far.


Episode #1

Digital Finance: What M-Pesa can teach the rest of the world

Chris Locke, Caribou Digital

Chris Locke, Founder of Caribou Digital, surveys digital financial inclusion in Africa. He looks back to the advent of M-Pesa and the revolution in digital financing that it has spawned. He also speculates about an Africa without cash.



Young Africa Works: Youth are leading agricultural transformation

Meredith Lee, MasterCard Foundation

Meredith Lee, Deputy Director of Youth Livelihoods at The MasterCard Foundation, looks ahead to the Young Africa Works 2017 summit.





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