High level Zambian delegation in Ghana to study country's digital economy success

A high-level delegation from Zambia are in the country on a peer exchange visit and study tour of Ghana’s success in digital economy.

Zambian delegation in Ghana

The study tour, which is pioneered by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has financial representatives from different business sectors in Zambia.

It comprises of representatives of mobile network operators, banks, government ministries and regulators such as MTN Zambia, Airtel Money Zambia, Bank of Zambia, Zanaco, Ministries of Finance, as well as the Energy and Water Development.

From Monday October 25 to Friday October 29, 2021 the Zambian delegation will focus on how Ghana’s digital financial services providers and utilities providers have successfully rolled out digitalized payments for utilities that have transformed Ghana’s economic landscape.

The learning tour, where UNCDF enables the sharing of best practices, will explore and learn through targeted meetings and field visits with key partners within Ghana’s digital economy, including government ministries and agencies as well as private sector.

This visit is under the broader efforts of UNCDF Zambia, Zambia’s Ministry of Finance and the India UN Development Partnership Fund, aimed at developing a more inclusive digital economy through reaching Zambia’s poorest populations by leveraging digital technologies, especially payments, in the utilities sector.

Ghana has been at the forefront of digital transformation in the continent and this will offer their counterparts the opportunity to learn the best practices and key success factors.

The peer project also aims to develop workable digital channels, design an enabling regulatory environment, and leverage existing digital financial solutions to achieve increased financial inclusion through the utilities sector between the two countries.

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