25th Africa Regional Group Meeting will be an opportunity to take
stock of private and public actors’ commitments and major achievements
of WSBI African members in digital financial inclusion. The meeting will focus on how WSBI members’ innovation and digital policies
contribute to the improvement of their customer journey and, ultimately, to the
national level of financial inclusion. The event will discuss the next
steps towards implementation of financial innovation by showcasing the
development and outreach of innovative products, asset classes, and business
Considering that MNOs are fierce competitors of the banks with regard to the
building of a customer-centric digital offer, partnerships with FinTech
companies and solutions that they have generated will be presented and
discussed throughout the meeting.
The new challenges that banks face when trying to reach the rural population
will also be discussed and the event will be a perfect occasion to showcase
latest innovations in technology, progress made in financial inclusion and its
impact in paving the way for reaching the “last miles” in rural areas. Accordingly, it will display the most innovative initiatives aimed at
accelerating the growth of financial inclusion within the framework of the
UFA2020 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
These key issues will gather high-level representatives of the financial
industry, regulatory and supervisory authorities, central banks, governments
and private sector.