BCTL-AFI Regional Training FinTech for Financial Inclusion

December 5, 2018

What are the objectives of the regional training?

AFI’s regional trainings are designed to provide customized and practical support for in-country implementation of new or revised policies, and regulations that support financial inclusion.

Co-hosted by Banco Central de Timor-Leste (BCTL) and supported the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the training will focus on the four key pillars that support a digital financial ecosystem:

  • Digital ID and eKYC
  • Open electronic payment systems
  • Account opening and electronic government provision of service
  • Design of financial market infrastructure and systems

The regional training will also discuss innovative approaches to financial regulation for financial inclusion, and dive into the definition, purpose, key approaches and guidelines to designing a regulatory sandbox. In addition, the training will emphasize the importance of financial system integrity, consumer protection, data privacy and cybersecurity.

Who should attend?

The regional training is open to AFI members from the Pacific and other small island countries that have similar demographics. Senior level officials from AFI member institutions who involved in FinTech initiatives will benefit the most from the training.

Participants are expected to share their country experiences, actively participate in the exercises, and would be required to develop an action plan during the event and commit to its implementation. 

How to register?

Invitations will be sent via email to AFI focal points of member institutions. Feel free to get in touch with us at Capacity.Building@afi-global.org if you have any questions.