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CRASA Forum on Postal Financial Services

Forum on Postal Financial Services and Financial Inclusion

Lilongwe, Malawi 30 – 31 August, 2016

decision analysis partners is pleased to support the Communications Regulatory Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) Postal Financial Services forum to take place August 30-31 in Lilongwe, Malawi.  The 2-day forum is designed to bring together postal financial services experts and stakeholders to discuss the development of a common Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) policy and regulatory framework. This framework will be designed to support the development of postal financial services in a consistent and coordinated fashion, perhaps enabling cross-border cooperation and flows. The first day will be devoted to selected background presentation on current implementations of postal financial services in the region, typical business models, and an analysis of current postal service financial services regulatory regimes in SADC.  The second day will be devoted to a structured discussion of regulatory issues and possible solutions in the SADC region.  The stakeholder forum is part of a research project commissioned by CRASA. The report from this project will incorporate the discussions and suggestions from the forum.

Program

Tuesday 30th August 2016

Opening Ceremony

08:30 Registration of Participants
09:00 Welcome Remarks - MACRA
09:20 Introductions
09:30 Group Photograph
09:30 – 10:00 Break

Session 1 - “Back to the Future” – Hans Boon

10:00 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:20 Break

Session 2 - “Who regulates Whom and What” - Mandla Msimang

11:30 – 12:30
12:30-13:00 Discussion, Question & Answers

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Session 3 - “Capturing the Potential” – Hans Boon

14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:20 Break

Session 4 - “Not one Size Fits All” - Mandla Msimang

15:30 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:00 • Discussion, Question & Answers

Wednesday 31st August 2016

Opening of Day - 2

09:00 Opening Remarks - CRASA
09:10 Recap & Summary of Day 1 – Hans Boon

Session 5 - “Why Regional Harmonisation in the Digital Era” – Hans Boon

09:30 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00 Break

Session 6 - “Finding the best fit” - Mandla Msimang

11:00 – 12:00
12:00-12:30 Discussion, Question & Answers

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

Session 7 - “Bringing it all together” - Mandla Msimang & Hans Boon

14:00-15:00
Guided discussion on a Postal Financial Services Policy and Regulatory Framework for SADC
Conclusions, Summary, Takeaways and Next Steps

Closing Ceremony

15:00 – 15:20
Closing Remarks & Vote of Thanks – CRASA
Remarks from Host Country - MACRA
15:20 – 16:00 Refreshments & Interaction

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