The AAYP agenda include a session titled The Impact of financial technology and innovation on Africa and the Arab region. The session tackles financial technology and finding means to enhance talents to reinforce financial technology solutions. The session also tackles the possibility of depending upon investment and finance to make a huge impact in the region. Also, the session discusses the efforts exerted in mutual ecosystems that are needed to support fintech and other digital financial services within the region and whether digital illiteracy constitutes a barrier to financial technology and how to overcome it.
The platform will be held under the auspices of HE President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Republic of Egypt, for three days, from 16 to 18 March 2019, in the city of Aswan, the capital of African youth. It is considered one of the platforms of the World Youth Forum (WYF), which aims at providing the Egyptian and world youth with the opportunities to exchange ideas in all fields.
The platform agenda tackles a number of topics relevant to the Arab and African region, in light of Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union in 2019. The activities ranges from discussions panels to workshops to roundtables, where the youth leaders and decision makers meet together to exchange ideas and to discuss the concerns and the interests of the youth in the Arab and African world.
The platform constitutes a number of cultural and entertaining events, whereas touristic tours will be held to the participants in the city of Aswan – Egypt’s gate to Africa.