Central Bank of Egypt Governor assumes post of AFI Board Chair

September 11th, 2019

Central Bank of Egypt Governor Amer assumes post of AFI Board Chair

Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Governor Tarek Amer assumes post of the new chair of AFI’s Board of Directors during the network’s annual general meeting (AGM) at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum held on 11 September in Kigali, Rwanda.

Amer succeeds Fazle Kabir, the governor of Bangladesh Bank. Kabir, a former public servant, heading Bangladesh’s central bank since March…

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China’s Ant Financial signs agreement with AFI to promote technological collaborations

September 11th, 2019

China’s Ant Financial signs agreement with AFI to promote technological collaborations

Ant Financial Services Group, owner of the world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform Alipay, has recently signed an agreement with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion to lay the foundation for greater technological collaboration, including in regional initiatives and working group meetings with network members.

AFI’s partnership with Ant…

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AGM endorses Kigali Statement & policy models, assumes new Chair

September 11th, 2019

AGM endorses Kigali Statement & policy models, assumes new Chair

AFI member institutions unanimously voted to endorse the Kigali Statement and two new policy models - e-money and data core set - at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 11, held in the lead up to the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF).

Named after the host city of the 2019 AFI GPF, the Kigali Statement is a collective commitment by members to accelerate…

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AFI global network expected to adopt Kigali Statement at 2019 GPF

September 10th, 2019

AFI global network expected to adopt Kigali Statement at 2019 GPF

AFI member institutions are expected to adopt the Kigali Statement at the upcoming 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF), co-hosted by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) and AFI under the theme of “Using Technology for Inclusion of Women and Youth”.

Speaking at a press conference held the two days before the GPF’s official opening, AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig…

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Graduates celebrate completing leadership & diversity program

September 9th, 2019

Graduates celebrate completing leadership & diversity program


Cheers and applause broke out as the graduates of the first-ever Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators received their certificates of accomplishment on September 9 ahead of the official opening of the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, Rwanda.

The nine-month program – jointly run by Women’s World Banking and AFI – supports financial…

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Members convene for regional initiative EGFIP meetings

September 9th, 2019

Members convene for regional initiative EGFIP meetings

Ahead of the official opening of the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF), AFI member institutions convened in Kigali, Rwanda, for a series of closed meetings on September 9 held exclusively for members taking part in regional initiatives.

Kicking off the day’s events were concurrent sessions for the Experts Groups on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) of AFI’s regional initiatives…

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Luxembourg signing will help bolster financial inclusion across the African continent

September 6th, 2019

Luxembourg signing will help bolster financial inclusion across the African continent

 

On 6 September 2019 the Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg signed a letter of understanding (LOU) with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) to launch a new multi-donor collaboration framework that will help bolster financial inclusion across the African continent.

Through the newly created Multi-Donor Financial…

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World’s largest financial inclusion forum set to open in Rwanda

August 30th, 2019

World’s largest financial inclusion forum set to open in Rwanda

 

August 30, 2019 - Muraho! We are less than two weeks away from the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, which will be co-hosted by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) under the theme of “Using Technology for Inclusion of Women and Youth”.

Over 800 global policymakers, regulatory institutions and development…

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Ten global innovators reach AFI FinTech showcase finale

August 27th, 2019

Ten global innovators reach AFI FinTech showcase finale

 

AFI is pleased to announce the 10 financial technology (FinTech) innovators that have been selected as finalists in the network’s first-ever FinTech showcase. Representatives from each firm will attend the upcoming 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, Rwanda, where they aim to impress with innovations that are helping build a more financially inclusive world.

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LAC members host AFI’s ED to discuss FI progress & technical support

August 9th, 2019

LAC members host AFI’s ED to discuss FI progress & technical support

The heads of member institutions Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF)  and Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS) met with AFI’s Executive Director earlier this week to discuss strengthening technical support and regional representation.

SUGEF’s Superintendent Bernardo Alfaro welcomed AFI’s Dr. Alfred Hannig to Costa Rica on August 7, where they…

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