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Digital Financial Services (DFS) Security Clinics

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The International Telecommunication Union has been organizing “Digital Financial Services Security Clinics” for emerging economies since October 2021 to provide guidance to developing countries on implementing the security recommendations developed by ITU under the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI). Some of these Security Clinics held in October - December 2021 were sponsored by the kind support of Ministry of Science and ICT - Republic of Korea. ​The Security Clinics showcase the ITU DFS security lab and share knowledge with regulators and Central Banks on mitigating threats and vulnerabilities which can impact the security of digital financial services. ​

Under the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative program (FIGI), the ITU set up a DFS Security Lab in November 2020 to work in collaboration with DFS regulators on adopting a common methodology to manage security risks and conduct security audit for DFS applications.The objectives of the ITU DFS security lab are as follows:​

​DFS Security Clinics Agenda



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​Country​​/Region​

Ent​it​y​​/ Organization

Date

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​2024​​
​Republic of Korea​
FNSV Korea and the Korean Fintech Centre
​24-25 April
​​Lesotho​
​​Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA)  & Central Bank of Lesotho
​16-17 April
Malawi
​​The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)
​11 April 
​​Ethiopia​
United Nations Capital Development Fund ​(UNCDF)
​19-20 March
​EthiopiaUnited Nations Capital Development Fund ​(UNCDF)
​6 February
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​​​​​2023​


Rwanda​
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)
​13-14 December
Peru​​
​Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP (SBS)
​12-13 December
Zimbabwe​
​Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ)
​30-31 October
​​Democratic Republic of Congo​​​
Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunication du Congo​ (ARPTC)​
​21-22 September 
Uganda​
​Uganda Communications Commission
11 September  
Gambia
​The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)​
​​10 - 11 July 
Southern Africa
​ The Communications Regulators' Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) ​
​15 - 16 June
Gambia​
​​The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)
​5  6 June
​​East Africa
East African Communications Organization (EACO)
 9 February
Eastern Caribbean
​UNCDF-EU-OACP Partnership for Digital Financial Inclusion​
​17  19 January

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​​​​​​​​2022

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Peru
Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP (SBS)
​1 – 2 December
West Afr​ica​
​ West African Telecommunication  Regulators Assembly (WATRA)​
​13  14 October 
​Sierra Leone
​National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM)
​26 – 27 September
Peru
​Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP (SBS)
​8 – 9 September
​​Côte d’Ivoire​
​Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications de Côte D'Ivoire (ARTCI)
​6 – 7 September
Democratic Republic of Congo​​
Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunication du Congo​ (ARPTC)
​26  27 July​
​​Tanzania
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
​11 – 12 July
East Africa​​​​
East African Communications Organisation (EACO)
​6 July
Gambia​
​The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)
​29  30 June
​​Pakistan​
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
 2 June
SADC
Communications Regulators' Association of Southern Africa (CRASA)
24 – 25 May
Rwanda
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)
12 – ​13 April
Pakistan
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
12 – ​13 April ​
​​East Africa​
East African Communications Organisation (EACO)
​30 – ​31 March ​
Zimbabwe​
​​​Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ)​​
16 – 17 February 
Zimbabwe​
​Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ)​
​9 – ​10 February 
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20​21​​​​​

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Malawi
​Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)​
​7 – ​8 December  
Eswatini​​​
​Eswatini Communications Commission (ESCCOM)
​​29 – 30 November 
Nigeria
​Nigerian​ Communications Commission (NCC)
​17 – 18 November 
Zimbabwe
​Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ)​
27 – 28​ October 
Tunisia​​​
Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques en Communications de Tunis (ISET’COM)​​​
​​22 –  23 October 
Malawi​
Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)​​
12 – 14 October ​


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this webinar series were those of the panelists and do not reflect the official policy or position of the ITU.​​​​​
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