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Key outcomes • M  obile banking makes savings easier • Policy makers should enforce mobile banking as it is fast, safe, cost-effective and easily accessible to youth

VOICES OF CHILDREN: KEY OUTCOMES • O  rganize events, use suitable forms of media to create awareness about child and youth finance • Incorporate financial education into school curriculum • Create an environment that stimulates youth to engage in entrepreneurial activities • Implement Child and Youth Friendly Banking Products that are appropriate for youth • Endorse a level playing field in terms of trade between developed and developing nations • Introduce infrastructural advancements that support mobile and internet banking for youth

Children’s Economic Rights: Impacting the Policy This session brought together policy makers, NGOs, financial service providers and academics to discuss the merits of taking a rights based approach to programming that targets children and youth. The speakers gave a review of existing national laws and international conventions on the economic rights of children and youth so participants could understand their relevance to their area of operations. Chair

Ms. Veronica Yates, Director, Child Rights Information Network

Panelists • Mr. Jason Alderman, Senior Director, Visa • Ms. Tulika Bansal, Human Rights and Business Analyst, Danish Institute for Human Rights • Mr. Tjipke Bergsma, Deputy CEO, Plan International The session was chaired by Ms. Veronica Yates, Director of the Child Rights Information Network, who reminded the audience that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has been ratified by almost every government. Governments have the final responsibility to ensure these rights are respected but individual citizens and corporations should also take ownership in upholding these rights. Rights statements are often made by organizations to maintain good public relations but this does not guarantee that they will translate into action. Organizations need to be motivated and given incentives to take a full, rights based approach to serving youth populations. Jason Alderman, Senior Director, Visa, stated that tangible economic rights for children refer to the right to access information and the right to access financial products. Regulations concentrate 48

Children And Youth Reshaping The Future Of Finance

2012 - The First Annual Child and Youth Finance International Summit & Awards Ceremony 2012  

The report provides an overiew of the sessions and outcomes of CYFI's first International Summit and Awards Ceremony held in Amsterdam from...

2012 - The First Annual Child and Youth Finance International Summit & Awards Ceremony 2012  

The report provides an overiew of the sessions and outcomes of CYFI's first International Summit and Awards Ceremony held in Amsterdam from...