Call for applications for in-country policy implementation grants on green financial inclusion

March 1st, 2019

Call for applications for in-country policy implementation grants on green financial inclusion

AFI is calling upon its members to apply for in-country policy implementation grants on green financial inclusion.

Green financial inclusion policy grants aim to identify new innovative policy areas and support their implementation and sustainable impact. Grants can be used to develop and test innovative policy approaches, facilitate…

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7th AfPI Leaders’ Roundtable meets to discuss how best to harness technologies to advance financial inclusion

February 28th, 2019

7th AfPI Leaders’ Roundtable meets to discuss how best to harness technologies to advance financial inclusion

Over 160 representatives from AFI member institutions in Africa, including seven Governors and six Deputy Governors, gathered to discuss how best to harness technologies to advance financial inclusion, during the 7th Leaders Roundtable of African Financial Inclusion Policy Initiative (AfPI).  

Organized on 27–28 February in…

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AFI Regional Office officially opens its doors in Abidjan

February 27th, 2019

AFI Regional Office officially opens its doors in Abidjan

Our doors in Africa are officially open! Over 70 representatives from AFI member institutions in Africa, including seven Governors and six Deputy Governors, took part in the opening ceremony of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Africa Regional Office on 27 February 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

AFI Africa Regional Office is hosted by the Ministry of the Economy and…

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Approaches to enhancing financial inclusion through DFS

February 26th, 2019

Approaches to enhancing financial inclusion through DFS: AFI’s PPD training organized for AfPI members in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Rapidly evolving payments technology and how can private players and policy makers can adapt to secure payments systems and safeguard them are some of the main topics discussed during the Training on Approaches to Enhancing Financial Inclusion through Digital Financial Services (DFS), held on 26 – 27 February 2019…

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EGFIP meeting kicks off a week of financial inclusion events in Abidjan

February 25th, 2019

EGFIP meeting kicks off a week of financial inclusion events in Abidjan

Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) for the African Financial Inclusion Policy Initiative (AfPI) met in Abidjan, on 26 February, starting a week of events in Cote D’Ivoire, co-hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cote d’Ivoire, Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).

The 6th EFGIP meeting…

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Founding member of AFI, BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. passed away

February 25th, 2019

Founding member of AFI, BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. passed away

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is deeply saddened by the death of one of its founding members and advocates, Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), who passed away on 23 February, 2019.

We at AFI express our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Governor Espenilla, staff of the central bank and the Philippine…

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Sida and AFI advance women’s financial inclusion worldwide

February 25th, 2019

Sida and AFI advance women’s financial inclusion worldwide

The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) is supporting the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) in advancing women’s financial inclusion, and improving the livelihoods of millions of women and girls in developing and emerging countries worldwide. Over the next four years, with the support of Sida, AFI members will be working to halve the gender gap in their respective…

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Global thought leaders to reshape the future of financial inclusion

February 20th, 2019

Global thought leaders to reshape the future of financial inclusion

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cote D’Ivoire and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) are co-hosting the global thought leadership conference “Reshaping the Future for Financial Inclusion” in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on Friday,  March 1, 2019.

This high-level policy conference is focusing on the future of financial…

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AfPI Leaders Roundtable will gather over 100 delegates amidst intense week in Abidjan

February 18th, 2019

AfPI Leaders Roundtable will gather over 100 delegates amidst intense week in Abidjan

It’s looking to be an intense week of events in Abidjan! In less than 10 days, over 100 financial inclusion policymakers and regulators, government officials and high-level representatives from AFI member institutions from Africa will convene in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire for the 7th Annual Roundtable of the Leaders of the African Financial Inclusion Policy…

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BNM-AFI member training on instructional strategies wraps up on a high note

February 15th, 2019

BNM-AFI member training on instructional strategies wraps up on a high note

After an intense week of highly engaging sessions the first Capacity Building event of the year, Member Training on Instructional Strategies came to a close.

An exclusive group of participants from 10 AFI member institutions attended the training in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11-15 February, 2019 that was hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Alliance for…

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