Fostering financial inclusion through payments in the Middle East and Africa

Live: Thursday 31 August 13:00 (London)

Positioning the Middle East and Africa region as a strong digital hub of financial inclusion and innovation requires an inclusive marketplace where policy-makers have strong ambitions to support the adoption of cashless transactions. Steps must be taken to have a positive impact on the welfare of citizens through efficient, innovative, safe and secure digital infrastructure.

OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute, in partnership with Mastercard’s Policy Center for the Digital Economy, is hosting a panel to explore where central bank priorities, opportunities and challenges lie for an inclusive financial system. Speakers will discuss the importance of deepening trust in financial services through technology, the steps needed to ensure an integrated system and market-driven interoperability and the measures in place to balance cost and sustainability within a national payments system infrastructure.

This event continues the high-level public-private sector dialogue in line with the World Economic Forum’s report on ‘Shared Principles for an Inclusive Financial System’ and builds on the joint OMFIF-Mastercard report on the evolution of national and international payments.

13:00- 14:15 (London)
15:00- 16:15 (Cairo)
08:00- 09:15 (New York)
20:00- 21:15 (Singapore)

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Hakima El Alami
Payment Systems and Instruments Oversight and Financial Inclusion
Bank Al-Maghrib

Mohamed Benomar
Country General Manager MENA West
(North West and French sub-Saharan Africa)

Dorothee Delort
Senior financial sector specialist
The World Bank

Mohamed Helmy
Head of Payment Systems General Department
Central Bank of Egypt

Paul Oluikpe
Head of Financial Inclusion Delivery Unit
Central Bank of Nigeria

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