RMA Bhutan embarks on Green Finance Roadmap

January 23rd, 2020

RMA Bhutan embarks on Green Finance Roadmap

The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA Bhutan) is driving the development of its country’s roadmap on green financing, by creating tools and criteria, identifying key stakeholders and establishing monitoring, supervision and assessment structures for the country’s financial sector.

RMA Bhutan’s Governor Dasho Penjore emphasized that the roadmap will have strong Inclusive Green Finance…

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First in-country green JLP in Bhutan

January 20th, 2020

First in-country green JLP in Bhutan

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan and AFI begin the year on a high note by co-hosting the country’s first-ever Joint Learning Program on Inclusive Green Finance (IGF) in Thimphu.

Uniquely geared towards facilitating RMA Bhutan in developing its own green banking guidelines and coordination with national stakeholders, the three-day training is also AFI’s first-ever in-country training to…

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Inaugural global FinTech dialogue report is out

January 15th, 2020

Inaugural global FinTech dialogue report is out

AFI’s report on the Global FinTech Dialogue was launched following the inaugural gathering of financial regulators from developed and developing countries in September 2019 in Prague.

The so-called Prague Global Dialogue, co-hosted by the Czech National Bank (CNB) and AFI, enabled a truly global conversation on regulatory approaches to financial technology (FinTech), demonstrating the…

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AFI assumes responsibility of Global Inclusion Awards for youth

December 11th, 2019

AFI assumes responsibility of Global Inclusion Awards for youth

AFI has accepted responsibility for issuing a major industry award in youth financial inclusion, taking over from Child and Youth Financial (CFYI), a Netherlands-based non-governmental organization that is bowing out from its role.

AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig officially completed the handover of the Global Inclusion Awards (GIA) at a Dutch National Bank…

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Technology can help financial access grow to 75 percent, BSL governor

December 2nd, 2019

Technology can help financial access grow to 75 percent, BSL governor

Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) Governor Professor Kelfala Morana Kallon said on 2 December that leveraging technology can help accelerate financial inclusion and aims to leave office with 75 percent of adults having access to financial services.

During bilateral meetings with AFI Deputy Executive Director Norbert Mumba in Freetown, Governor Kallon explained that new…

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CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

November 29th, 2019

CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Registration is now open! Submit your details through the website of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management HERE

Launched in 2017 by AFI and in collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the first online training module, ‘Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)’ has seen five successful…

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BoG governor discusses peer review opportunities at DED meeting

November 29th, 2019

BoG governor discusses peer review opportunities at DED meeting

Bank of Ghana (BoG) Governor Dr. Ernest Addison warmly greeted AFI Deputy Executive Director Norbert Mumba at the central bank’s headquarters in Accra on 29 November, where the pair discussed opportunities to capitalize on the Alliance’s extensive network through in-depth peer learning.

During the bi-lateral meeting, Governor Addison outlined some of the central bank’s…

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Interoperability & DFS crucial to development leaps, says CBE DG

November 25th, 2019

Interoperability & DFS crucial to development leaps, says CBE DG

Interoperability plays a fundamental role in making developmental leaps through the promotion of digital financial services (DFS), said Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Deputy Governor Lobna Helal at the opening of a joint learning program on 25 November.

Co-hosted by CBE and AFI, the program is focusing on the central bank’s experiences in developing robust policy and…

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AFI knowledge exchange program kicks off in Kuala Lumpur

November 25th, 2019

AFI knowledge exchange program kicks off in Kuala Lumpur

AFI Deputy Executive Director Norbert Mumba kicked off a three-day knowledge exchange program on 25 November that focuses on digital financial services (DFS); micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); and finance and consumer protection and digital financial literacy.

It is being held in Kuala Lumpur for participants from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Bank of Thailand (BoT)…

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AFI ED on EMA panel that awards Kenya insurer top microfinance prize

November 22nd, 2019

AFI ED on EMA panel that awards Kenya insurer top microfinance prize

A high jury panel, presided over by Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs Paulette Lenert, selected Kenya’s APA Insurance to win the 2019 European Microfinance Awards on 21 November. The panel, which included AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig, awarded the winner with the Euro 100,000 grand prize.

Under the theme “…

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