ThitsaWorks’ Participation in the Mojaloop PI-21 OSS Community Meeting: Key Highlights
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The Mojaloop PI-21 OSS Community Meeting, held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 6 to 10 March 2023, was a resounding success. The meeting provided a platform for participants from around the world to share ideas, discuss key issues, and chart the way forward for the Mojaloop open-source project.
The event provided an excellent opportunity for fintech companies committed to promoting financial inclusion to connect with other experts in the field and share their experiences. The ThitsaWorks team, at the invitation of the Mojaloop Foundation, was intimately involved in the event. Our CEO, CSO, and COO attended the event in person, with other team members participating online.
The team participated in several panel discussions and gave presentations throughout the week. The CEO was part of a panel discussion and shared insights into deploying Mojaloop in emerging markets. The COO gave a presentation on ThitsaWorks’ experience in implementing Mojaloop in Myanmar.
Our CSO and CTO delivered a joint presentation, highlighting the importance of collaboration and community engagement in ensuring the success of Mojaloop. On day 4 of the event, our CSO delivered another presentation, this time focusing on leveraging technology to achieve financial inclusion in developing countries.
The presentations were well-received as many participants engaged the team in discussions after the presentations, and often acknowledged the value of insights they gleaned. In addition to the formal meetings, the team had the opportunity for sideline meetings during the event. The networking opportunities have presented us with potential collaborations to explore, which we will be doing in the coming weeks and months.
All in all, the Mojaloop PI-21 OSS was a very successful community meeting that showcased a high level of engagement and collaboration. Our team gained valuable and eye-opening insights into the latest trends and developments in the industry. It also gave us the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other participants, gaining new perspectives that will inform the future work we embark on.
The event, in fact, highlighted the importance of community engagement and collaboration. As advocated in our CSO and CTO’s joint presentation, successful fintech projects require collaboration and engagement from various stakeholders. It is essential to engage with other companies, regulators, and local communities to ensure that our products and services are meeting the needs of their intended users.
Another key takeaway was the significance of technology in promoting financial inclusion. The presentations by the participants highlighted the ways that technology can be leveraged to promote financial inclusion, such as through mobile money and digital banking services. The event showcased various innovative solutions and approaches, demonstrating the potential of technology to drive financial inclusion.
The Mojaloop PI-21 OSS Community Meeting was a highly productive and informative event. We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to participate in it and we are looking forward to contributing further to the Mojaloop community.
We like to end with a big thanks to the event organizers and sponsors; their hard work and dedication made this event a reality. So much so that we left it feeling energized, inspired, and eager to continue our work toward promoting financial inclusion for all.