Financial Inclusion Strategy and Data, five-day member training co-hosted by BNM and AFI

July 30th, 2018

Financial Inclusion Strategy and Data, five-day member training co-hosted by BNM and AFI

Together with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is organizing a member training, Financial Inclusion Strategy and Data Programme from 30 July – 3 August, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Gathering more than 30 participants, representing 33 AFI member institutions from 31 countries, the five-day Capacity…

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Banque Centrale de Tunisie joins the AFI network as its newest member

July 23rd, 2018

Banque Centrale de Tunisie joins the AFI network as its newest member

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is delighted to welcome its newest member, Banque Centrale de Tunisie to the network.

Founded in 1958, Banque Centrale de Tunisie has joined AFI as a principle member. The AFI network is now comprised of 106 member institutions, representing 91 countries worldwide.

Financial inclusion is an important objective of…

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AFI and Women’s World Banking sign MoU to drive greater gender diversity

July 12th, 2018

AFI and Women’s World Banking sign MoU to drive greater gender diversity

Women’s World Banking and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in developing and delivering a Leadership and Diversity for Regulators Program.

According to President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, “gender neutral policies can have unintended consequences. By building a…

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Holistic approach needed for DFS to narrow the gender gap, AFI Executive Director highlights at W20 roundtable in Riyadh

July 5th, 2018

Holistic approach needed for DFS to lead to narrowing gender gap, AFI Executive Director highlights at W20 Roundtable in Riyadh

 

“Digital financial services contributed to increasing financial inclusion of women, but in some countries, it has been disproportional. Even though access to finance for women is rising, the gender gap is still persistent”, AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig said during the Women 20 (W20) Roundtable…

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New AFI Board Chairman

June 27th, 2018

New AFI Board Chairman Information to the General Membership by the AFI Management Unit

The Vice-Chairperson of the AFI Board of Directors Mr. Fazle Kabir, Governor of Bangladesh Bank, assumed the role of Chair of the AFI Board of Directors following the relinquishing of that role on 29 May 2018 by the Governor of Banco Central do Brasil, Mr. Ilan Goldfajn. Governor Goldfajn stepped away from this role owing to schedule constraints.

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PPD training discusses challenges with digital payments in the Pacific

June 8th, 2018

PPD training discusses challenges with digital payments in the Pacific

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and its Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) partner, Visa, organized a member training on Accelerating Digital Payment Systems in the Pacific on 8 June, 2018 in Apia, Samoa.

Held as part of the AFI Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI), the PPD training gathered more than 40 members from over nine Pacific and small island…

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4th PIRI focuses on FinTech for financial inclusion, digital payments, MSMEs, climate change and women empowerment

June 8th, 2018

4th PIRI focuses on FinTech for financial inclusion, digital payments, MSMEs, climate change and women empowerment

The 4th Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) High-Level Forum convened in Apia, Samoa from 6-7 June, 2018 under the overarching theme, FinTech for Financial Inclusion in the Pacific Islands. Organized by the Central Bank of Samoa (CBS) in collaboration with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the forum welcomed…

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8th EGFIP meeting recognizes untapped potential of FinTech to accelerate financial inclusion in the Pacific

June 6th, 2018

8th EGFIP meeting recognizes untapped potential of FinTech to accelerate financial inclusion in the Pacific

Talofa from Apia! The 8th meeting of the Experts Groups on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) for the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI), took place on 5 June, 2018 in Apia, Samoa. Co-hosted by Central Bank of Samoa and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the meeting concluded with the Leaders Roundtable endorsing the…

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Higher quality financial inclusion data and measurement draw bullseye focus at BoG-AFI Joint Learning Programme

June 5th, 2018

Higher quality financial inclusion data and measurement draw bullseye focus at BoG-AFI Joint Learning Programme

“The changing digital finance space will require higher quality and more comprehensive data accompanied by sound analysis in order to identify implications,” emphasized second Deputy Governor, Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) during her keynote address at the Joint Learning Programme (JLP) on Measuring Financial…

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Central Bank of Samoa will play host to 4th Annual PIRI Leaders’ Roundtable in Apia

May 25th, 2018

Central Bank of Samoa will play host to 4th Annual PIRI Leaders’ Roundtable in Apia

The city of Apia, Samoa will come alive as it plays host to the 4th Annual Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) Leaders Roundtable forum. In collaboration with the Central Bank of Samoa (CBS), the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) will co-host the forum from 5-8 June, 2018 in Apia, Samoa.

More than 100 participants from AFI member…

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