PhD student secures new role with CCAF
Sarah Ombija, a final year PhD student supervised by Professor Dalvinder Singh, recently joined the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), an interdisciplinary academic research institute at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, as the regulatory researcher for Sub Saharan Africa (SSA).
The CCAF is dedicated to the study of alternative finance, which includes technology-enabled financial instruments, channels and systems that emerge outside of the traditional financial system. The CCAF has established a global knowledge network that accelerates the creation and transfer of knowledge relating to FinTech. As a cross-sectoral and cross-regional network, this will facilitate FinTech market development and effect evidence-based regulatory changes in economies seeking to promote the sustainable growth of FinTech industries.
Sarah leads CCAF’s research on the regulation of alternative finance in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with the objective of providing evidence-based recommendations for policymakers and regulators seeking to develop an appropriate and fit-for-purpose regulatory framework for FinTech in the region. The position is a seconded position with FSD Africa in Nairobi, a CCAF partner in SSA. Sarah is excited about embarking on this new role and the opportunity to create research outputs to support the development of an enabling regulatory environment and increased regulatory and supervisory capacity, which are required to support FinTech market development and, in turn, financial inclusion and economic growth.
Congratulations Sarah and good luck for your new role.