2019 Asian Development Bank Institute Annual Conference: Financial Inclusion, Financial Literacy, and Fintech

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November 28-29, 2019: Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Najibullah Safi had the pleasure of attending the 22nd Asian Development Bank Institute Annual Conference, themed around Financial Inclusion, Financial Education, and Fintech. The conference aims at educating and providing services for urban and rural Asians in areas suffering from general financial illiteracy and lack of resources due to their lower profitability in the eyes of banks and financial institutions. Policy makers, researchers, and industry professionals were present, and Mr. Safi was pleased at the opportunity to learn from and discuss with such individuals. Mr. Safi anticipates opportunities to implement the ideas discussed at the Conference in Afghanistan in its continued mission towards self-sufficiency.