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Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA)
Vivian Dzokoto: Governance and the evolving Ghanaian wallet: A Psychologists’ perspective
MIASA Public Lecture Series features fellows in residence at MIASA. The lectures are free and open to the public.
The presentation will discuss selected governance and consumer dimensions of Ghana’s evolving payments landscape. Ghana experienced a currency redenomination in the last decade and a half. The country has since transitioned to an increasingly cash-lite economy as more and more consumers incorporate primarily mobile phone-based payment applications into their spending practices, and financial technology companies (fintechs) develop innovative products to facilitate electronic transactions. As we will see, each disruption to the payment space provides novel opportunities to learn about implementation best practices, consumer experiences, and the meanings, movement, and materiality of money.
Vivian Afi Dzokoto, PhD is a cultural and clinical psychologist. She is a Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Previously funded by the Institute of Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, her research foci include User Experiences in African Payment Spaces and the Cultural Grounding of Affect and Psychopathology In West African Settings.
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