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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Three-day AFI training unleash creative thinking to effectively communicate gender & women’s financial inclusion

May 24th, 2018

Three-day AFI training unleash creative thinking to effectively communicate gender & women’s financial inclusion

Designing and delivering communication plans, messages and products that build greater awareness, and support for the Denarau Action Plan (DAP) and AFI’s initiatives on Women’s Financial Inclusion are main features of the three-day member training on Communicating Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion, held in Kuala Lumpur…

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Congratulations to Governor Nabe and Governor Luoga, AfPI’s new Chair and Vice Chair

May 18th, 2018

Congratulations to Governor Nabe and Governor Luoga, AfPI’s new Chair and Vice Chair

Dr Louncény Nabe, Governor of Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée (BCRG), has been elected as the Chair of the African Regional Policy Initiative (AfPI) on 11 May 2018 during the 6th Annual AfPI Leaders Roundtable, co-hosted by BCRG and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).

Governor Nabe takes over from Dr. Rogerio Lucas Zandamela, Governor…

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Ghana’s first Mobile Money Interoperability System deepens financial inclusion and promotes cashless agenda

May 16th, 2018

Ghana’s first Mobile Money Interoperability System deepens financial inclusion and promotes cashless agenda

An active member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) network, Bank of Ghana (BoG) launched the country’s first Mobile Money Interoperability System through the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhlPSS).

The system was launched by Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamoud Bawumia on 10 May,…

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AFI members from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) convene to discuss financial inclusion plans for the region

May 16th, 2018

AFI members from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) convene to discuss financial inclusion plans for the region

The National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT) in partnership with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), hosted a Technical Team Meeting in Khujand City, Tajikistan between 14-15 May, 2018.

“Increasing financial literacy and access to financial services for the population are key factors for fast economic development. NBT…

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CEFI builds momentum on financial inclusion policy with its first batch of Certified Experts

May 15th, 2018

CEFI builds momentum on financial inclusion policy with its first batch of Certified Experts

Launched in September 2017 by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in partnership with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI) online course builds momentum with double its registration rate for the second intake in March 2018.

CEFI is the first ever online course on…

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