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Programme Day 3

​First FIGI Symposium: Innovative Approaches to Digital Financial Inclusion Challenges
29 November - 1 December 2017

Contact: tsbevents@itu.int

Day 3, 1 December 2017

09:00 - 09:30​FIGI SYMPOSIUM PLENARY

ADDRESS
09:30 - 10:45

FIGI SYMPOSIUM PLENARY

SECURITY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRUST HIGH LEVEL ROUNDTABLE: PREVENTION OF UNLICENSED DIGITAL INVESTMENT SCHEMES

Prior to the internet, fraudsters were generally limited to operating where they could meet victims face to face, or on the phone. With the advent of the Internet and social networks, unlicensed digital investment schemes can spread faster and are also using SMS. Social networks and the Internet allow fraudsters to reach multiple country markets simultaneously
Market monitoring methods, investigation/closure/prosecution of these schemes, however has not kept pace with the increase in sophistication and volume of these frauds. Nor are new actors or partnerships forming to work together to address the problem. This session aims to open a dialogue on the subject among concerned stakeholders and to engender new partnerships to combat the problem and the use of new technologies.

Moderator: Jami Solli, Global Alliance for Legal Aid

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10:45 - 11:00Coffee Break
THEMATIC WORKSHOPS​ ​
11:00 - 12:30

REGTECH APPROACH TO DFS SUPERVISION


Financial authorities want to better monitor and understand financial marketplaces that are increasingly complex and innovative. The future of financial supervision and policymaking lies in using technology and data to improve the quality and comprehensiveness of information to support targeted, risk-based decision-making. This session will explore how a Regtech approach allows financial authorities to understand marketplaces and customer experiences and needs.
During the sessions, insights from the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A) initiative will be shared with the participants. We will also demo the new R2A vendor database.

Moderator: Simone di Castri, Director, BFA and RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A)

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 GENDER ISSUES IN DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES (DFS)

Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 to achieve gender equality, this session is designed to share emerging good practices for utilizing digital technology to facilitate women’s access to and use of financial services. It will open a dialogue on leveraging technology/DFS to promote gender equality in financial inclusion, targeting DFS providers, regulators and other concerned stakeholders. The focus of this session is to discuss how to overcome these barriers to increase adoption and usage of digital financial services by women and what actions are required from the key stakeholders at the national level to enhance women’s financial inclusion through DFS. Practitioners and researchers from Africa, East Asia and South Asia would discuss the gender impact of mobile payments and savings, credit and loan, insurance and micro-pensions delivered through digital technology/platforms.

Moderator: Jamie Zimmerman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Social networks enable users to chat, share photos, and perform similar social activities. As social networks mature, they are adding new features such as P2P payments. Social networks have become enormously popular and are themselves bigger than the largest eCommerce companies in the world. The main objectives of this session will be to discuss the potential that social media networks could have in financial inclusion.

Moderator: Bilel Jamoussi, Chief Study Groups Department, ITU

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​​12:30 - 13:30​Lunch
​13:30 - 15:30FIGI SYMPOSIUM PLENARY World Tour: Challenges, Choices and Outcomes in Country Implementations

This session highlights Lessons Learned from 3 in-place implementations and looks ahead to opportunities in each of FIGI's three national implementation countries. We begin with contributions from Peru, India, and Tanzania, examining what worked what well and what challenges remain. We then shift to looking ahead to FIGI national implementations, with contributions from Mexico, Egypt, and China.

Moderator: Carol Benson, Glenbrook

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​15:30 - 15:45 ​Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:15 FIGI SYMPOSIUM CLOSING PLENARY
16:15 - 16:45 PRESS MEETING AND TEA

 *To be confirmed​​