CTU PRESS RELEASE
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (20th February 2017) – On 24th March 2017, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will be hosting a Training Programme on Mobile Money for Financial Inclusion during the ICT Week and Symposium which will take place at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Antigua and Barbuda. The training will be conducted by the GSM Association (GSMA), which is a trade body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide.
Mobile Money is an electronic wallet service, available in many countries, that lets users store, send and receive money using their mobile phone. Its safe, easy electronic payments make Mobile Money a popular alternative to bank accounts. It can be used on both smartphones and basic feature phones.
The course provides an in-depth look at mobile money services including how they work and the stakeholders involved. The course will also address and the regulatory enablers and critical issues such as cross-network interoperability. The principal objectives of the course are to explain the value of mobile money services to individuals and society; provide insight and promote understanding of the regulatory framework that is required for establishing mobile money systems; and define the legal frameworks to enable mobile money to flourish.
The course targets Policy makers from ICT, Telecommunications and Finance Ministries and Central Banks, ICT Regulators and Network Operators, and representatives of the Financial Services sector and Chambers of Commerce.
Participants are invited to register at https://form.jotform.co/62924196675872.
For further information, please visit www.ctu.int
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The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to supporting the development of the Caribbean information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. Its Member States are: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, The Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Turks and Caicos and Trinidad and Tobago. Its non-State Members are: American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), Bureau of Telecommunication and Post (Curacao), Cable & Wireless Business (Jamaica), Dauphin Telecom (Guadeloupe), Digicel (Trinidad) Ltd., Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), Gauss Research Laboratory, Inmarsat Inc., International Amateur Radio Union – Region 2 (IARU-R2), Internet Society (ISOC), International Amateur Radio Union – Region 2 (IARU-R2), Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC), Microsoft (Trinidad and Tobago) Ltd., Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board, and Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT).
For further information, please contact:
Caribbean Telecommunications Union
Tel: 1-868-628-0281, ext. 246