Bank Negara Malaysia and AFI conduct Member Training on Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct

July 10th, 2017

10th July 2017 – 38 participants from 27 AFI member institutions are in Kuala Lumpur this week for the Member Training on Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct. This event is a collaboration between Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).

The opening remarks were delivered by Ms. Kristina Rai, Director of Human Capital Development Centre (HCDC), BNM and Mr. Norbert Mumba, Deputy Executive Director…

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AFI signs landmark MoU with Banco de Portugal

July 10th, 2017

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), Banco Central do Brasil and Banco de Portugal to collaborate on implementing capacity building programs to promote financial inclusion and financial education in Portuguese-speaking countries as an additional activity to AFI’s main work streams.

The MoU was signed by high-level representatives from AFI, Banco de Portugal and AFI…

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Enriching the AFI network and strengthening policy peer learning in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

July 5th, 2017

Enriching the AFI network and strengthening policy peer learning in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The Governor of the National Bank of Georgia- NBG, Mr. Koba Gvenetadze met AFI Executive Director, Dr Alfred Hannig in Tbilisi, Georgia to discuss the opportunity of the NBG to join the AFI Network. The meeting was held following discussions with the Governor in Washington DC at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in April 2017.  At that…

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AFI visits site for SSA and MENA Regional Office in Côte d'Ivoire

July 4th, 2017

With the successful first-phase completion of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Sub-Saharan Africa - Middle East & North Africa Regional Office (RO) establishment mission to Dakar, Senegal, AFI along with Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (BCEAO) visited the co-host in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Expediting the positive momentum from Dakar, the Honourable Minister, M Adama Koné of the Ministry of Economy and…

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AFI accelerates it’s SSA and MENA Regional Office mission

June 29th, 2017

A month after the announcement that its Regional Office in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be hosted by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Côte d'Ivoire in Abidjan, a delegation from AFI led by Ravi Vig, Chief Operating Officer (COO) traveled to Dakar and Abidjan last week for a series of meetings. The mission kicked-off with a visit to the head…

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AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management launch online training module for Financial Inclusion

June 21st, 2017

AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management launch online training module for Financial Inclusion

In collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) will be launching its first online training module, ‘Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)’.

Participants will benefit from a world class education experience of a top-ranked business school,…

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AFI and BCB host First Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) Meeting in the LAC region

June 13th, 2017

11 June 2017 - The first meeting of Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) for the Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC) was held from 6-7th June in Brasilia, Brazil. Co-hosted by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Banco Central Do Brasil (BCB), the meeting provided an opportunity for AFI member institutions to discuss the progress of the initiative since its’ inception. The…

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Reserve Bank of Vanuatu announced as new Chair for the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative as the 3rd PIRI Leaders Roundtable ends in Kokopo

June 5th, 2017

The 3rd Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) high level forum on “Digital Financial Services in the face of De-risking” was co-hosted by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) with the Bank of Papua New Guinea from May 30 –June 1, 2017 in Gazelle International Hotel,…

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Financial Inclusion necessary to ensure Financial Stability and Macro-Economic Resilience

May 31st, 2017

30th May 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore, in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, co-organised the Symposium on Asian Banking and Finance in Singapore yesterday. AFI Executive Director, Alfred Hannig participated in a panel discussion on the topic “Deepening the Financial Systems and Markets”. The panel featured Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Senior Fellow at Bruegel and Chief Economist Asia-Pacific at Natixis,…

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PIRI Leaders set to meet in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea for the 3rd PIRI Leaders Roundtable

May 29th, 2017

Leaders of the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) set to meet in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea for the 3rd PIRI Leaders Roundtable

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