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A first ever training workshop on Digital Financial Services for senior officials from commercial banks and mobile network operators in the Pacific region will be hosted by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) in Solomon Islands next week.

A statement from the Central Bank of Solomon Island (CBSI) said internationally renowned Kenya-based Helix Institute of Digital Finance will be running the five days training called the ‘Core Agent Network Accelerator’ (CANA).

It said the flagship course is aimed at providing participants with the right tools and inputs to build and manage strong agency channels for their digital finance business.

The workshop will be held from 1-5 February at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara and will be attended by 25 participants from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Almost half of the participants are women.

United National Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Helix Institute held negotiations which resulted in the training being offered in the Pacific for the first time.

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