Fostering financial inclusion through payments in the Middle East and Africa

OMFIF Live broadcastDigital Monetary Institute
Thu 31 Aug 202313:00 - 14:00

OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute in partnership with Mastercard Policy Center for the Digital Economy, 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 building on the joint report on the evolution of national and international payments, to explore where central bank priorities, opportunities and challenges lie for an inclusive financial system.

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. The panel 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.

Speakers

Hakima El Alami

Director of Payment Systems and Instruments Oversight and Financial Inclusion

Bank Al-Maghrib

Hakima El Alami

Director of 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)

Mastercard

Mohamed Benomar

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

Mastercard

Dorothee Delort

Senior financial sector specialist

The World Bank

Dorothee Delort

Senior financial sector specialist

The World Bank

Mohamed Helmy

Head of Payment Systems General Department

Central Bank of Egypt

Mohamed Helmy

Head of Payment Systems General Department

Central Bank of Egypt

Paul Oluikpe

Head of Financial Inclusion Delivery Uni

Central Bank of Nigeria

Paul Oluikpe

Head of Financial Inclusion Delivery Uni

Central Bank of Nigeria

Timings

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

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