AFI Events

SME Finance Working Group Meeting

May
7 - 9
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Location: Yogyakarta
Country: Indonesia

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) SME Finance Working Group (SMEFWG) Meeting will be held on 7-9 May 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and will be co-hosted by Bank Indonesia.

Financial Inclusion Data Working Group Meeting

Apr
2 - 4
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Location: Casablanca
Country: Morocco

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) Financial Inclusion Data Working Group (FIDWG) Meeting will be held on 2-4 April 2014 in Casablanca, Morocco, and will be co-hosted by the Bank Al-Maghrib.

Financial Integrity Working Group Meeting

Jun
9 - 10
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Location: Bangkok
Country: Thailand

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) Financial Integrity Working Group (FINTWG) Meeting will be held on 9-10 June 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct Working Group Meeting

Mar
11 - 14
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Location: Minsk
Country: Belarus

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) 7th Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct Working Group (CEMCWG) meeting will be held on 11-14 March 2014 in Minsk, Belarus, and will be co-hosted by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB).

The objectives of the March meeting are to:

  • Share new developments on consumer empowerment and market conduct progress and members’ in-country progress; and,
  • Develop and finalize deliverables set by each subgroup on:
    • Financial education and literacy
    • Transparency and disclosures
    • Responsible lending
    • Avenues for help & redress
    • Institutional framework & supervision

Simultaneous translation for French and Spanish speakers will be available.

During the meeting, working group members will have the chance to benefit from the experiences and expertise of policymakers and regulators from 43 AFI member institutions that are currently part of the CEMCWG, as well as technical experts specializing in this policy area.

2014 Global Policy Forum (GPF)

Sep
9 - 11
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Location: Port of Spain

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), in cooperation with the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT), will host the 2014 Global Policy Forum (GPF) 9-11 September 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The agenda and additional Forum details are currently under development. News and updates will be made available in the near future.

Financial Inclusion Strategy Peer Learning Group Meeting

Mar
26 - 28
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Location: Nadi
Country: Fiji
Region: Pacific

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) Financial Inclusion Strategy Peer Learning Group (FISPLG) Meeting will be held on 26-28 March 2014 in Nadi, Fiji, and will be co-hosted by the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF).

The objectives of this meeting are to:

  • Showcase the progress made by FISPLG Members in developing and implementing their national financial inclusion strategies and their commitments under the Maya Declaration and the G20 Peer Learning Program;
  • Highlight member experiences on key topics including conducting national diagnostic exercises, setting national targets, engaging the private sector, and composition and governance arrangement for national councils and taskforces;
  • Review progress against the 2014 FISPLG work plan agreed at the group’s meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in September 2013; and
  • Decide if the FISPLG will launch thematic or regional subgroups to take forward its work in specific areas.

The meeting will also provide the opportunity to hear updates on and discuss AFI’s transition to independence as well as the priorities for financial inclusion of the Australian G20 Presidency.

Pacific Islands Working Group Meeting

Mar
24 - 26
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Location: Nadi
Country: Fiji
Region: Pacific

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) Pacific Islands Working Group (PIWG) Meeting will be held on 24-26 March 2014 in Nadi, Fiji, and will be co-hosted by the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF).

The objectives of the March meeting are to:

  • Share new developments on financial inclusion and take stock of members’ in-country progress;
  • Discuss and endorse the working group deliverables that was proposed at the last working group meeting in Kuala Lumpur; and,
  • Discuss emerging products and initiatives with private sector stakeholders and other external partners.

During the meeting, working group members will have the chance to benefit from the experiences and expertise of policymakers and regulators from seven AFI member institutions currently part of the PIWG, as well as technical experts specializing in this policy area.

IX Mobile Financial Services Working Group Meeting

Mar
5 - 7
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Location: Arusha
Country: Tanzania

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion's (AFI) IX Mobile Financial Services Working Group (MFSWG) meeting will be held on 5-7 March 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania, and will be co-hosted by the Bank of Tanzania (BOT).

The objectives of the March meeting are to:

  • Discuss and endorse subgroups’ outputs and knowledge products on supervision and oversight, consumer protection, cross-border remittances, as well interoperability and interconnection;
  • Review and discuss draft regulations developed by WG members;  
  • Discuss emerging technologies as well as new products and initiatives with private sector stakeholders and other external partners;
  • Learn from the successful Tanzanian policy, regulatory and business approach to MFS.       

Simultaneous translation for French and Spanish speakers will be available.

During the meeting, working group members will have the chance to benefit from the experiences and expertise of policymakers and regulators from 46 AFI member institutions that are currently part of the MFSWG, as well as technical experts specializing in this policy area.

African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) Meeting

Feb
5 - 7
2014
Type of event: AFI Events
Country: Kenya

The 2014 African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) Meeting will be co-hosted by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) on 5-7 February in Kenya. The roundtable meeting aims to gather input regarding the shared goal of enhancing access to financial services through mobile banking. Additionally, it will outline the current status of Africa’s mobile financial services (MFS) and seek to define the opportunities, challenges and risks of taking MFS to the next level. Participants will highlight the importance of progressive MFS partnerships and discuss the win-win benefits of these co-operations.

Meeting sessions will highlight the opportunities and challenges for the private sector in expanding MFS, while simultaneously identifying recurring and new areas where more systematic engagement would help bring the vision closer to reality. An interactive session will take place to highlight the vision and plan of the participants to support the expansion of MFS in Africa. The last session is scheduled to summarize the day's proceedings from the perspective of the AMPI membership, the private sector and development partners to articulate a joint vision for the AMPI Platform, which has the support and commitment of the key stakeholders in Africa.

AFI & G24 Leaders Roundtable

Apr 21
2013
Location: Washington DC
Country: United States
Region: Other region

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