The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GCT) and the Financial Inclusion Forum Africa (FIF Africa), is organizing the second edition of the Mobile Technology for Development Conference (MT4D) 2021 on the Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st April 2021.
The MT4D maiden conference, which was launched in 2020 by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, brought together stakeholders within the financial, technology and development sector in Ghana to deliberate, exhibit solutions and take stock of innovations within the digital financial ecosystem and was a huge success.
This year’s edition would be organized in a virtual environment with the theme `The Rise of Africa: Promoting Africa’s Sustainable Digital Ecosystem’. The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, is expected to launch this year’s edition with our key partners being the Bank of Ghana, Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems and other Regulatory and Governmental Agencies.
“MT4D has come to stay. We are seeking to bringing together all stakeholders to chart the course of how to deploy and expand new technologies to bridge the developmental gap. Remarkably, the 2021 version is going fully virtual not only to deal with the challenges that COVID-19 presents but more importantly to also take advantage of bringing a lot more people into the discussion and make the second edition a pan African event if not a global one.”
So, we look forward to working with you all on this innovative journey and this launch today marks the start of our countdown to the event date. It is an audacious task ahead of all of us but we are committed to work with you all to make it a huge success.
Ken will hand over to William from here……
Dr. William Derban, Chair of FIF Africa,
“The world is changing rapidly, and COVID-19 has hastened the need for Africa to ensure that there is a well-functioning digital ecosystem as more people use digital services. This year, we build on last year’s theme by focusing on how to build a digital ecosystem that works for us. MT4D 21 being virtual, will allow us to bring experts and decision makers from across the continent and beyond to share ideas and develop solutions and actions for a greater digital future.”
MT4D will target policy makers, regulators, banks, payment system providers, electronic money issuers, development partners and more. The programme will engage speakers from across the continent to look at the critical factors that will foster a digital ecosystem in Africa that leaves no one behind.
We will love to welcome you all to this
Further updates about the MT4D Conference are on our website and can be found at www.mt4d.org
We entreat all our patrons to go unto the website and register in advance to reserve a seat at the conference and to be updated on all our plans and activities leading up to the event day.