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    Egypt Hosts Second FIGI Symposium

    Date published: 21 January 2019
    Egypt, represented by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), will host the second edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium on January 22-24 in Cairo. Under the theme “Enabling Inclusive Digital Financial Services Ecosystems: National and Thematic Insights”, the Symposium is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), jointly with the World Bank Group and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    The Symposium aims to provide a unique platform to share lessons learned about the different digital financial models and services, the regulatory sandbox approach, ways to mitigate risks in fast changing ICT and digital payment environments, and the impact of emerging technologies on the ecosystem. It also aims to showcase digital financial inclusion initiatives and innovations taking place at the international level, and provide thought leadership on digital financial inclusion strategies and technological innovations in the area of DFS.

    The Symposium will bring together telecom/ICT and financial regulators, policymakers, digital financial services providers, payment system organizations and other DFS stakeholders from around the world.

    Participation in the Symposium is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations.

    Based in Geneva, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies with 191member-states and more than 700 sector members and associates. ITU role is to enable the global growth and sustained development of ICT.





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