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    ITU to Organize Regional Workshop on Digital Financial Inclusion

    Date published: 23 August 2016

    Source: ITU

    The Arab Regional Office of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will organize the Regional Workshop on “Digital Financial Inclusion”: Policies and Regulation in Khartoum, Sudan on August 24-25, in collaboration with the Sudanese National Telecommunications Corporation “NTC-Sudan”.

    The objectives of this workshop are to discuss latest technology trends and innovations which are likely to impact the digital financial services sector, opportunities and challenges of mobile payment and the role of mobile technologies in the development of digital financial systems. It also aims to create a platform for dialogue between the telecom and financial services regulators and providers and discuss the harmonized regulatory frameworks for digital financial inclusion.

    This is in addition to sharing best practices in areas of consumer protection, interoperability, access to infrastructure and security and risk management; sharing regional successful cases on digital financial services and financial inclusion; and exchanging of best regional and international practices between policymakers and financial and communications services operators on digital financial services and financial inclusion.

    The workshop is targeting specialists in the field of ICTs and financial and banking services, from developing countries, ITU Member States, ICT regulatory agencies, central banks, policy makers, private sector (ICT and financial and banking service providers, telecommunication operators, manufacturers and solution providers).

    Based in Geneva, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies with 191 member states and more than 700 sector members and associates. ITU role is to enable the global growth and sustained development of ICT. In addition, ITU organizes international telecom events like WSIS and Telecom Africa.

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