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BRUSSELS, 18 April 2018 – Fifteen African members convened in Tunisia on 11-13 April for the WSBI Africa Regional Group meeting at the invitation of la Poste Tunisienne. The event focused on rapid and smart adaptation to digital banking with mobile solutions for payments, savings and micro-loans and parameters for a complete management of their mobile accounts.
Day 1 included keynote addresses from Tunisian government digital economy director Sami Ghazali and Yacine Fal, deputy director general for the African Development Bank's North Africa regional unit. MED Confederation President Jaloul Ayed led a morning panel on regulation and digitisation. La Poste Tunisienne CEO Moez Chachouk moderated the afternoon panel on digital financial inclusion.
Day 2 focused on innovation, with morning panel sessions followed by afternoon workgroups. On Day 2, a first-ever UFA 2020 best achievements award for 2017 was given to Post Bank Uganda, Centenary Bank Uganda and Caixa Económica de Cabo Verde. Day 3 included a visit to a la Poste Tunisienne branch.
Image above: Charles Kabanda, general manager for financial inclusion at Centenary Bank, Uganda, receives from WSBI's Chris De Noose an award for best performing banks towards UFA2020 goals.