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AHLF Thematic/Community Workshop: Digital Financial Inclusion in the Arab Region

Organizers:  

ITU Arab Regional Office and ESCWA
 
Contact persons: 
Mr. Karim Abdelghani, Programme Coordinator, ITU Arab Regional Office, karim.abdelghani@itu.int; and Ms. Mirna El Hajj Barbar, Programme Management Officer, ESCWA, barbarm@un.org.
 
This workshop will shed light on the opportunities and impact that digital financial inclusion can have on the Arab region particularly with respect to achieving relevant Sustainable Development Goals and WSIS targets.  The ITU and ESCWA will also shed light on a joint study under development to assess the enabling environment for Digital Financial Inclusion in the Arab region.

 

Day: 
2
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30
Location: 
Mezzanine, MZ
Session Number: 
WS 5
Speakers: 

Mr. Michael Palage, CEO Pharos GLobal, USA (remotely)

Mr. Elias Aad, Vice President - Head of MEA Government Business, Mastercard, Lebanon

Mr. Karim Abdelghani, Programme Coordinator, ITU Arab Regional Office

Ms. Mirna El Hajj Barbar, Programme Management Officer, ESCWA

Mr. Ali Awdeh, Consultant – Head of Economic Research, Union of Arab Banks

Mr. Fadi Salem, Director of Research and Advisory, MBRSG, United Arab Emirates (remotely)