29 April 2024

AFI Engage program for aspiring policymakers


Applications now open for the 2024-2025 cohort!


What is AFI Engage?

AFI Engage is a specialized, one-year leadership and mentorship program designed for aspiring policymakers in the AFI network. It aims to foster the next generation of leaders, empowering them to take forward AFI’s mission of financial inclusion and sustainable development.

15 individuals will be selected to form the 2024-2025 cohort.


Why apply?

AFI Engage provides personal and professional growth opportunities and enables you to make an impact in the global financial landscape.



Access a global network of peers and bring international practices back to your institution.


Access to Leaders

Connect with top financial leaders and experts addressing global challenges such as poverty, gender equality, and climate change.



Grow through coaching from AFI mentors.









Gain insights which will enhance your policymaking skills and knowledge.



and Recognition

Get recognized in your institution and across the AFI community.



Contribute to
Global Financial Inclusion

Be part of a movement driving more inclusive financial systems, worldwide.



Age: under 38 years old (at application submission deadline)

Experience: Minimum 4 years of professional experience. Must be a full-time employee of a paying AFI member institution.

Language skills: Proficiency in English is required. Program activities will be in English and interpretation will not be provided.

Other criteria: Participants should demonstrate leadership potential. Women policymakers are especially encouraged to apply, and the program targets 50% women participants.


Tentative Program for 2024-2025

Quarter 4
Quarter 1
Quarter 2
Induction ​Session
ENGAGE at 2024 AFI Global Policy Forum (in person) Virtual Masterclass Immersion Program at AFI HQ in Malaysia
Virtual Masterclass Graduation at 2025 AFI Global Policy Forum
Attachment with the AFI Management Unit



  • Download the program brochure here
  • Prepare the application form and required supporting documents. The application form must be endorsed by the head or deputy head of the applicant’s institution.
  • Completed applications must be submitted to afiengage@afi-global.org before 23:59 Malaysia time (UTC +8 hours) on Monday, 10 June 2024.
  • Selection process will include an interview by an independent committee of policy and technical specialists. Submission of application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

For any questions, please write to afiengage@afi-global.org or reach out to your AFI Regional Manager.

We look forward to welcoming our inaugural cohort!



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