CEMC and SMEF Working Groups conclude meetings, look to add to AFI’s knowledge resources

March 24th, 2017

CEMC and SMEF Working Groups conclude meetings, look to add to AFI’s knowledge resources

 

The Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct and SME Finance Working Groups concluded their meetings in Seychelles on Thursday after 4 days of productive discussions.

Welcome remarks were delivered by the Central Bank of Seychelles' Governor, Caroline Abel and AFI's Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig. Governor Caroline Abel…

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VISA and members of AFI explore small merchant acceptance during PPD training

March 23rd, 2017

On 17 March, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Visa, through the AFI Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) platform, brought together 100 AFI members in Victoria, Seychelles for a training session on 'Small Merchant Acceptance: A Path to Financial Inclusion'. The one day workshop provided participants with an overview of the challenges in promoting a wider adoption of digital payments by merchants, a review of current digital payment…

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Banco Central del Paraguay President Carlos Fernández Valdovinos named Central Bank Governor of the Year

March 14th, 2017

Banco Central del Paraguay President Carlos Fernández Valdovinos named Central Bank Governor of the Year

The Banco Central del Paraguay President Carlos Fernández Valdovinos, has been awarded Central Bank Governor of the Year by Central Banking. This marks the first time the publication has given the award to a Governor from the Latin American region. 
 
The Banco Central del Paraguay has been a member of the AFI network since…

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AFI CEMC and SMEF Working Groups set to hold joint meeting in Seychelles

March 9th, 2017

AFI members and partners from around the world will converge in Mahe, Seychelles from 13-16 March for the Alliance's 13th Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct (CEMC) Working Group and 8th SME Finance Working Group (SMEF) Working Group Meetings.

Co-hosted by the Central Bank of Seychelles, the meeting aims to find synergies between the two working groups. AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig will be joined by Ms. Caroline Abel,…

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Bank Negara Malaysia and AFI Conduct Member Training on Access to Finance for MSMEs

March 8th, 2017

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will be co-hosting four Member Trainings for AFI Members in 2017. The first of these trainings is being held in Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur on 6-10 March 2017. The member training, themed Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is attended by 33 delegates from 19 countries and 21 institutions.

As recently reported by the International Labour…

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AFI opens bidding process for the 2018 Global Policy Forum

March 1st, 2017

AFI opens bidding process for the 2018 Global Policy Forum


AFI has officially opened the process for its members to bid on becoming the host of the 2018 Global Policy Forum. As a GPF host, AFI members are able to position their country and institution in the global arena and demonstrate commitment as a financial inclusion leader, while increasing awareness and commitment for national financial inclusion initiatives. Hosts also gain…

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VISA and members of AFI explore government payments and financial inclusion

February 26th, 2017

VISA and members of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion explore government payments and financial inclusion during PPD training

On 24 February AFI and its PPD partner Visa, brought together over 50 AFI members in Accra, Ghana for a training session on ‘Catalyzing Financial Inclusion with Government Payments’. The one day workshop provided participants with an overview of the challenges in promoting a wider adoption of digital payments, a…

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DFS and GSP Working Group Meetings focus on standards and mainstreaming gender

February 25th, 2017

 

DFS and GSP Working Groups conclude meetings in Ghana, look to possible financial inclusion standards and mainstreaming gender into workstreams

 

The Digital Financial Services and Global Standards Proportionality Working Groups concluded their meetings in Accra, Ghana on Thursday after 4 days of productive discussions.

Welcome remarks were delivered by Bank of Ghana’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Johnson Asiama and AFI’s…

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AFI and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) unveil 2017 AFI Global Policy Forum logo

February 14th, 2017

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) unveil 2017 AFI Global Policy Forum logo and theme

The 2017 theme for the GPF is “Exploring Diversity, Promoting Inclusion”. The theme highlights the diversity of the world’s unbanked, as well as among the AFI members and partners. The GPF theme is a recognition that achieving financial inclusion for the world’s unbanked, requires a fully inclusive approach to…

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AFI DFS and GSP Working Groups set to hold joint meeting in Ghana

February 10th, 2017

AFI Digital Financial Services (DFS) and Global Standards Proportionality (GSP) Working Groups set to hold joint meeting in Ghana

AFI members and partners from around the world will converge in Accra, Ghana from 20-23 February for the Alliance’s first Working Group meetings of 2017.

The working groups will hold a joint session to begin these meetings, providing an opportunity to discuss common priority issues, look for complementary…

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