BoZ Governor Kalyalya highlights SMEs & poverty reduction at opening of FISPLG-SMEF working group meetings in Livingstone

April 2nd, 2019

Bank of Zambia Governor highlights SMEs and poverty reduction at opening of FISPLG-SMEF working group meetings


Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Governor Dr. Denny Kalyalya emphasised the importance of financial inclusion in tackling poverty at the start of the 14th Financial Inclusion Strategy Peer Learning Group (FISPLG) and 12th SME Finance Working Group (SMEFWG) Meetings in Livingstone.

In his opening remarks, Dr. Kalyalya warned that…

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WWB & AFI gather central bankers & senior policymakers to kick off inaugural Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators

April 1st, 2019

Women’s World Banking and Alliance for Financial Inclusion gather central bankers and senior policymakers from around the world to kick off its inaugural Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators


Oxford, England – Women’s World Banking, in partnership with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), welcome 40 leaders from 20 central banks and other regulatory bodies from developing and emerging countries this week to Oxford…

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Frontier technology risks & rewards highlighted as CEMC and DFS working group meetings end in Nassau

March 30th, 2019

Frontier technology risks & rewards highlighted as CEMC and DFS working group meetings end in Nassau

Rapid developments in frontier technologies can boost regulatory compliance and cut long-term costs but expose institutions to risks in data privacy and protection, participants highighted on March 29 during working group meetings in Nassau.

Speaking at the Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct Working Group (CEMCWG) and Digital…

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Nearly 50 countries to attend FIS and SME Finance working group meetings in Zambia

March 29th, 2019

Nearly 50 countries to attend FIS and SME Finance working group meetings in Zambia 

The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) will host four days of working group meetings aimed at advancing financial inclusion issues and addressing the challenges faced by marginalised groups, such as women and youth, in accessing quality formal financial services.

Nearly 90 members from 46 countries are expected to…

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Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas opens CEMC and DFS working group meetings in Nassau

March 27th, 2019

Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas opens CEMC and DFS WG meetings in Nassau

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) Governor John Rolle and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Chief Operating Office Chee Soo Yuen welcomed participants to joint working group meetings in Nassau on March 26.

The CBOB and AFI are co-hosting over 100 participants from 56 member institutions who are attending the first day of meetings for AFI’s…

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AFI members to meet in Nassau for CEMC and DFS joint working group meetings

March 21st, 2019

AFI members to meet in Nassau for CEMC and DFS joint working group meetings

Over 100 participants from 52 countries are expected to attend meetings of the Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct Working Group (CEMCWG) and Digital Financial Services Working Group (DFSWG) working groups in Nassau, co-hosted by the Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).

CBOB Governor John Rolle and AFI Chief…

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Financial growth & inclusion ensure stable societies and reduce poverty, Mozambique Governor tells Global Solutions Panel

March 20th, 2019

Financial growth & inclusion ensure stable societies and reduce poverty, Mozambique Governor tells Global Solutions Panel

Financial inclusion is key to maintaining stable societies and reducing poverty by ensuring that growth is more equally distributed among populations, particularly in rural areas, Bank of Mozambique Governor Dr. Rogerio Zandamela said at the Global Solutions Summit on March 19, 2019.

Speaking at a panel…

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Ownership, governance, equality & healthy competition: key to global financial inclusion solutions, AFI ED tells Global Solutions Forum

March 19th, 2019

Ownership, governance, equality & healthy competition: key to global financial inclusion solutions, AFI ED tells Global Solutions Forum

Emerging and developing countries are championing ground-breaking financial inclusion policies through ownership, equality, peer learning and peer pressure, AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig told Implementors Forum at the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin.

Addressing an audience of…

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Africa & MENA office supports AFI’s push for regional proximity, in-country implementation and decentralization

March 18th, 2019

Africa & MENA office supports AFI’s push for regional proximity, in-country implementation and decentralization

Amid the drum of construction, the booming metropolis of Abidjan recently became home to the Alliance for Financial Inclusion’s (AFI) first regional office, set up to provide tailored, immediate responses to AFI members as their demand for in-country implementation support increases.

Hosted by the Ministry of the…

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AFI’s GSP and FID Working Groups collaborate on data components for AML/CFT knowledge products

March 15th, 2019

AFI's GSP and FID Working Groups collaborate on data components for AML/CFT knowledge products 

Members from two working groups agreed at an event co-hosted by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) to collaborate on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT).

Financial Inclusion Data Working Group (FIDWG) and Global Standards Proportionality Working Group (GSPWG) will…

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