Visa Inc. and the Financial Times are brining together policymakers, NGO leaders, financial service companies and other financial literacy experts and thought leaders for a series of forums to discuss ways to optimize financial education in emerging economies. The June 5 forum in India addressed the basic foundations and regional characteristics needed to improve financial education. Visa Inc.'s Hope Ewing, Director of Financial Education in Asia, discussed raising the understanding of financial literacy, and the challenges and best practices at the Mumbai forum. Featured speakers included Visa Inc.'s Uttam Nayak, Group Country Manager of India and South Asia, and Dr. K.C. Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Similar high-level forums will be held in Eastern Europe, Kenya and the Middle East from June to September, leading up to the ninth Citi-FT Financial Education Summit, co-sponsored by Visa in the Philippines in December.