International Women's Day: digital finance research for women and minority groups in Nigeria

This International Women’s Day we’re highlighting one of LJMU’s latest research projects led by Dr Alison Lui, Reader in Corporate and Financial Law, as well as International Women’s Day events happening across campus. 

Research into enhancing access to digital finance for women and minority groups in Nigeria 

An LJMU research project has worked with women and minority groups in urban-rural areas of Nigeria looking into enhancing access to digital financial payment services and creating a more financially inclusive environment in banking, especially for women.  

Project lead Dr Alison Lui, worked with Nigerian universities, surveying over 600 participants to find out the barriers of why some women don’t use digital financial payments.  

So why don’t some women in Nigeria use digital financial payments? 

Expensive data, unreliable connectivity and a lack of confidence in their knowledge and digital literacy skills were just some of the reasons why some women didn’t use digital financial payment systems, despite over 90% of those surveyed wanting to improve both their financial and digital literacy. 

The impact of the research resulted in such a successful one-day workshop in Benin, Nigeria, working with women, that the Nigerian government and ministries now want to roll out the workshops and upscale the project to a national digital and financial literacy campaign. 

LJMU’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

The research is part of LJMU’s commitment to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals with ‘no poverty’ and ‘reduced inequalities’ ambitions leading the project. You can find out more about LJMU’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals here. 

LJMU Research 

To find out more about research at LJMU, visit our Impact Hub. 

Events around campus for International Women’s Day 

Dr Alison Lui will be taking part in an event with our women Associate Deans for International Women’s Day later in the month, as they tell the stories of their own achievements and challenges in their leadership journeys.  

Find out more about the event, which is open to staff and students and all other International Women’s Day events, happening across campus this March, below. 

Here Come the Girls – The Future of Sport and Exercise Science

Friday 8 March, 9.30am to 1.45pm, Student Life Building and Sports Hall: outreach event 

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is hosting its 4th annual event for International Women’s Day with keynote sessions and workshops led by from experts in both the research and applied practice fields. Year 10 pupils from across the region will join us for an inspiring insight into the wonders of sport and exercise science with a focus on women's sport, exercise and physical activity. 

Student Futures: International Women's Day Networking and Career Event 

8 March, 12pm to 1.30pm, Student Life Building UG.15, event for students 

Students can join the Student Futures team for a networking lunch on International Women’s Day and meet a range of inspirational leaders who will share their experiences with you on their journey to success.  A free buffet lunch will be provided.   

The Extraordinary Leadership Journey of LJMU’s Associate Deans  

18 March, 10am to 1pm, Redmonds Building, for students and staff 

Join our Diversity and Inclusion team for an inspiring afternoon as we discuss ways to inspire inclusion and celebrate the successes of our Associate Deans within LJMU. 

Tag us in your International Women’s Day events 

There are lots of events happening around campus this International Women’s Day. Don’t forget to tag @LJMU on social media and share your images with us.  

Our commitment to gender equality 

LJMU is committed to gender equality and has recently received the Advance HE Athena Swan Silver Award for our commitment to transforming and supporting gender equality. Find out more about the award and our Athena Swan Silver action plan.



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