Symposium 2021

1.7 billion adults still remain unbanked.
1.1 have a mobile phone... Think of the potential.

18 May - 24 June Symposium Recording What they say

In 2017, 1.7 billion adults worldwide were unbanked. Of those, 1.1 billion have a mobile phone.
Think of the potential.

Financial inclusion improves access to finance for businesses, can empower women and makes vulnerable adults more resilient to economic shocks. The 2021 FIGI Symposium provides a forum for dialogue amongst telecom and financial sector authorities, financial service providers, and related stakeholders from around the world to share experiences and perspectives on scaling up digital financial services.

In 2017, 1.7 billion adults worldwide were unbanked. Of those, 1.1 billion have a mobile phone.
Think of the potential.

Financial inclusion improves access to finance for businesses, can empower women and makes vulnerable adults more resilient to economic shocks. The 2021 FIGI Symposium provides a forum for dialogue amongst telecom and financial sector authorities, financial service providers, and related stakeholders from around the world to share experiences and perspectives on scaling up digital financial services.

Global platform

Government, industry and academia sharing expertise and lessons learned on digital financial models and services

Showcase initiatives 

Unique digital financial inclusion insights and use cases from countries advancing financial inclusion

Thought leadership

Building expertise, knowledge and best practices in policy, business and technology

Join the #FIGI Community

Network with leaders, influencers and innovators to help foster financial inclusion globally

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acceptance
Digital ID for
financial services
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Slide Electronic payment
acceptance
Digital ID for
financial services
Security

FIGI Symposium

The FIGI Symposium provides a forum for regulators, telecom, financial services, digital financial services providers and all concerned stakeholders to share their experience and views on the main challenges to be addressed for scaling up digital financial services and fostering financial inclusion globally.

Organized by

Supported by

Organized by

Supported by

A multi-stakeholder approach

Central Banks

Government

Telecom Regulators

Government

DFS providers

Payment Service Providers

International Organizations

Academia

Financial Sector Authorities

Government

Telecom Regulators

DFS providers

Payment Service Providers

International Organizations

Academia

Fintech companies

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  • FIGI
  • Tue, 14 Sep 2021
Providing everyone with a transaction account to send and receive money electronically is widely considered the first step towards financial inclusion. For the unbanked, such accounts are seen as the gateway to savings, credit, insurance and a host of other financial activities and services. Ongoing advances in financial technology (fintech) have introduced new ways to expand access […]

  • FIGI
  • Mon, 13 Sep 2021
Experts often cite the benefits of financial technology (fintech) and digital finance for women. At the same time, few women are represented in decision-making roles in this fast-growing industry. While they make up half of the financial services workforce in many countries, women fill only about 20 per cent of the leadership roles. Their representation in emerging […]

  • FIGI
  • Mon, 06 Sep 2021
oussi, Chief, Study Groups Department, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau The transformations we are seeing in numerous fields – from energy and mobility to health care, agriculture, and financial services – all hinge on digital technologies, along with an array of associated business ecosystems. All these technologies and systems must be reliable, secure and deserving of our trust. The Financial […]

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