Youth Financial Inclusion in the Arab World / Inclusion Financière des Jeunes dans le Monde Arabe
Youth Financial Inclusion in the Arab World
Inclusion Financière des Jeunes dans le Monde Arabe
March 12-13, 2013
Sofitel, Rabat, Morocco
Session Description: The session will present the state of youth financial inclusion and the role of financial services within the broader development agenda of economic empowerment. Panelists will share data on both demand and supply of financial services in the MENA region. They will also discuss possible reasons for the low rates of financial inclusion/take up in the region.
Session Description: The session will present examples of youth financial services programming from financial services practitioners operating in the region. The session will explore the rationale for financial institutions to take on a youth specific focus; how they have achieved this and the challenges and opportunities that they have encountered in the process. The session will also touch on the constraints they face and their opinions on what would create a more conducive enabling environment for youth financial inclusion.
Session Description: Recognizing the scale of the youth financial inclusion challenge in the MENA region and the limitations of pure bricks and mortar service delivery models, this session will look at the confluence between innovation, financial access and youth through a number of solutions which hold the promise of significant impact by making use of leapfrog innovations and technology.
Session Description: This session will present donor strategies related to support for youth and financial services. Donor representatives will discuss their priorities, the rationale for these priorities, and evidence and results from programs to date. Donors will also highlight where they see weaknesses and where they believe additional attention is warranted.
Please see attached for the panelists' bios, a complete participant list, and a conference overview.