A workshop of AFI member institutions in LAC and industry participants focused on:
Helping attendees have a better understanding of developments in the digital financial services landscape, including digital payments, underlying technology risks management and the implications of various digital financial inclusion models.
Providing an overview of the role of digital payments with regards to Financial Inclusion efforts, while focusing on the changing payments landscape and new regulatory frameworks
Learning about policy initiatives implemented throughout Latin America and the Caribbean geared towards innovation and new technologies supporting digital financial services.
AFI is organizing on 20 and 21 July 2015 in Yamoussoukro, in the context of the implementation of the Strategic Plan of AMPI in partnership with MasterCard, a Regulatory Capacity Building Workshop for staff in AFI member institutions in Africa directly in charge of the supervision and the oversight of payment systems and/or e-money. The work is expected to:
Help the attendees have a better understanding of the developments surrounding interoperability and interconnectivity, managing underlying technology risks and the implications of various business models on financial inclusion;
Provide an overview of ways to ensure integrity of digital payment systems through compliance;
Explore some of the new business models and innovations that are driving merchant acceptance in markets.
Building on the success of its first Joint Learning Program in November 2014, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) is hosting a second program to continue the exchange of knowledge and experiences among Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) member institutions. This practical and interactive seminar, held over three days in Mexico City, will focus on financial inclusion data and measurement.
The program will cover the following key areas:
Availability and quality of international data sources
CNBV’s data collection process and requirements
AFI financial inclusion indicators
Supply- and demand-side measurements in Mexico
Design and results of the National Survey for Financial Inclusion (ENIF)
Initiatives for developing financial inclusion databases and indicators
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Medium- and senior-level staff from AFI member institutions responsible for data and measurement projects
Other public officials and policymakers from AFI member institutions interested in financial inclusion data and measurement
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
To learn from a regulatory body with proven results and vast experience in financial inclusion data strategies and tools
To collaborate with AFI members, learn from the policymaking experiences of others and share knowledge of financial inclusion policies that have delivered tangible results
The Alliance of Financial Inclusion (AFI) is organizing a conference under the theme “Bridging the Gap: Financial Inclusion Policy Solutions for Women in Africa”. The one-day event will be held on July 22, 2015 in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, ahead of the 3rd Annual African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) Leaders’ Roundtable, which will be held on July 23 to 24, 2015.
To develop a common understanding of the role that financial regulators can play in advancing financial inclusion for women, while appreciating that there are no one size fits all solutions for countries with diverse cultural contexts
To increase awareness among AFI members on how to develop suitable innovative financial inclusion policies and strategies that help closing the financial inclusion gender gap
To explore further opportunities for a continuing or expanding work within the AFI network in promoting gender equality in finance regionally and/or globally
Up to 150 participants comprising leaders of AFI African member institutions and representatives from other relevant stakeholders (such as multilateral and international development agencies/banks and private foundations).