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News

March 3, 2021
Ex-Bank of Tanzania Governor Ndulu, AFI Board Chair passes away
March 3, 2021
Ex-Bank of Tanzania Governor Ndulu, AFI Board Chair passes away
It is with great sadness that AFI pays tribute to former Governor of Bank of Tanzania Professor Benno Ndulu, who passed away on 22 February 2021. The late Professor Ndulu
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March 3, 2021
AFI’s “agility, flexibility & focus” to gu
March 3, 2021
AFI’s “agility, flexibility & focus” to gu
Leaders from AFI’s seven working groups convened virtually on 2 March to discuss last year’s achievements and lessons learnt, planned activities for 2021 and to provi
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February 18, 2021
The growing appetite for green finance – Bridge to a better
February 18, 2021
The growing appetite for green finance – Bridge to a better
AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig talks to BBC Future on green finance, the role and impact of financial regulators, and why they hold a tool for combating climate
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February 15, 2021
Welcome to AFI’s new website!
February 15, 2021
Welcome to AFI’s new website!
AFI has a new-look digital home! We have upgraded and streamlined our website to give a more user-friendly experience that offers the best possible service to our online
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February 9, 2021
AFI leaders & private sector share COVID recovery opportunit
February 9, 2021
AFI leaders & private sector share COVID recovery opportunit
Sustainability, gender inclusion and efficient use of digital technologies are key lessons and opportunities for a post-COVID-19 recovery and advancing inclusive finance
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December 11, 2020
Regulators urged to boost MSME credit access as COVID lingers
December 11, 2020
Regulators urged to boost MSME credit access as COVID lingers
Financial regulators must ramp up efforts to make finance more accessible to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME), particularly those owned by women, speakers
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December 11, 2020
Kenya-based Pezesha wins AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase!
December 11, 2020
Kenya-based Pezesha wins AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase!
Kenya-based Pezesha wins AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase! Kenya-based financial technology (FinTech) firm Pezesha has won first place at the 2020 AFI Inclusive FinTech Sh
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December 10, 2020
CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Fran
December 10, 2020
CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Fran
CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Registration for the next intake (March 2021 – August 2021) opens
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December 8, 2020
Global conference launches new IGF paper, next steps
December 8, 2020
Global conference launches new IGF paper, next steps
Raising awareness among stakeholders, building internal capacities, and encouraging financial literacy among customers are just some of the efforts needed at a national l
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December 7, 2020
Developing-developed country peers share inclusive FinTech, COVID
December 7, 2020
Developing-developed country peers share inclusive FinTech, COVID
Developing and developed country regulators shared practical experiences on harnessing the potential of financial technology (FinTech) to deepen financial inclusion at a
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Blogs

March 5, 2021
Inclusive Green Finance: Optimizing demand-side data in policymak
March 5, 2021
Inclusive Green Finance: Optimizing demand-side data in policymak
The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events are making a significant impact on livelihoods, natural resources and ultimately on the financial system,
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February 9, 2021
Bridging the green gap – the role of central banks
February 9, 2021
Bridging the green gap – the role of central banks
Central banks and financial regulators are in a prime position to drive the global discussion on innovative and integrated approaches to climate change – AFI’s Head o
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February 9, 2021
Five exciting trends in gender inclusive finance in 2021
February 9, 2021
Five exciting trends in gender inclusive finance in 2021
As we enter 2021, we see a year that holds exciting opportunities for financial inclusion, especially for women. With many initiatives ongoing across our network, here ar
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February 9, 2021
Pezesha hopes FinTech Showcase win inspires young women in Africa
February 9, 2021
Pezesha hopes FinTech Showcase win inspires young women in Africa
Kenya-based financial technology (FinTech) firm Pezesha triumphed over 11 other finalists to take home the top prize at the 2020 AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase. Hilda Mor
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November 27, 2020
Financial inclusion for women’s economic empowerment
November 27, 2020
Financial inclusion for women’s economic empowerment
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November 24, 2020
Opportunity in every crisis
November 24, 2020
Opportunity in every crisis
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November 20, 2020
Sex-disaggregated data narrows the financial inclusion gender gap
November 20, 2020
Sex-disaggregated data narrows the financial inclusion gender gap
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October 21, 2020
DFSWG: 10 years of paving our digital future
October 21, 2020
DFSWG: 10 years of paving our digital future
Of the various pathways explored to accelerate financial inclusion, none have shaped our collective lives more dramatically than digital financial services (DFS).
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October 17, 2020
New risks are emerging, so are opportunities
October 17, 2020
New risks are emerging, so are opportunities
Since the formation of the Inclusive Green Finance Working Group (IGFWG) at the 2019 Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, Rwanda, Walid Ali from the Central Bank of Egypt
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September 29, 2020
GSPWG: 10 years of progress achieved & challenges ahead
September 29, 2020
GSPWG: 10 years of progress achieved & challenges ahead
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Speeches

March 2, 2021
AFI Working Group Leaders Virtual Meeting
March 2, 2021
AFI Working Group Leaders Virtual Meeting
I wish to acknowledge the active engagement of the working groups despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic in 2020. It is a testament of the sustainability of
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February 9, 2021
AFI Leaders’ Virtual Public-Private Dialogue Roundtable “COVI
February 9, 2021
AFI Leaders’ Virtual Public-Private Dialogue Roundtable “COVI
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February 9, 2021
Virtual In-Country Training on Inclusive Green Finance for the Su
February 9, 2021
Virtual In-Country Training on Inclusive Green Finance for the Su
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February 9, 2021
Virtual In-Country Training on Inclusive Green Finance for the Su
February 9, 2021
Virtual In-Country Training on Inclusive Green Finance for the Su
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December 3, 2020
Global Conference on Inclusive Green Finance – Opening rema
December 3, 2020
Global Conference on Inclusive Green Finance – Opening rema
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December 3, 2020
Global Conference on Inclusive Green Finance on Inclusive Green F
December 3, 2020
Global Conference on Inclusive Green Finance on Inclusive Green F
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December 1, 2020
Knowledge Exchange Program-2 – Harnessing the Potential of FinT
December 1, 2020
Knowledge Exchange Program-2 – Harnessing the Potential of FinT
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November 24, 2020
FIARI workshop on elaboration and implementation of national fina
November 24, 2020
FIARI workshop on elaboration and implementation of national fina
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November 23, 2020
AFI-BdP Virtual Member Training on Designing National Strategy fo
November 23, 2020
AFI-BdP Virtual Member Training on Designing National Strategy fo
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November 18, 2020
Financial inclusion virtual workshop on data usage and data prote
November 18, 2020
Financial inclusion virtual workshop on data usage and data prote
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