23 June 2020

AFI Executive Director: Events in June – September 2020 

With movement restrictions and physical distancing remaining in place in many countries across the AFI network, AFI events scheduled from June to September 2020 will continue to be held virtually. Events scheduled from October to December 2020 may be conducted physically as planned, depending on the lifting of traveling and physical distancing measures. For ease of reference please find below Events Calendar.

AFI Management Unit successfully conducted most of the events that were scheduled from March to May 2020 in the virtual format. We are grateful for the outstanding response from members in participating in over 50 different online events organized during this period, which included, working group meetings, technical webinars on COVID-19 policy responses and capacity building. Technical virtual meetings are continuing with the support of the membership, a clear resolve of the network during challenging times such as this.

As earlier communicated in our letter dated 28 May 2020, the Global Policy Forum that was scheduled for 7 – 11 September 2020 is cancelled and will be held in 2021, while the Annual General Meeting will be held virtually. More information on GPF in 2021 is available on AFI website.

I thank you for your commitment and resolve in supporting our Alliance and commend you for your leadership in advancing financial inclusion to address the negative impact of COVID-19 on households and business in the country, regionally and globally.

We would like to reiterate that this remains an interim measure only. We look forward to meeting you all in person as soon as circumstances allow for safe travel and the organization of physical events.

AFI will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed on further developments on the matter.

Yours Sincerely,

Alfred Hannig
Executive Director



List of AFI Virtual Events Planned for June – September 2020

No AFI Virtual Event Dates
1 BMZ-AFI Webinar on the Roadmap to the Sustainable and Responsible Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons: The Role of Financial Regulators and Other Stakeholders 23 June 2020
2 PIRI EGFIP Virtual Meeting

29 June 2020

3 AFI Leaders Virtual Dialogue, Africa Region

30 June 2020

4 Virtual PPD Training for PIRI members on policies to support recovery of SME/MSME businesses through touchless/contactless payments and other actions such as enabling micro and small businesses to participate in on-line commerce.

30 June 2020

5 SMEF Working Group: Unleashing MFI Potential in the wake of COVID-19: Regulatory and Industry Perspectives

3 July 2020

6 CBSL-AFI Virtual Member Training AFI Member Training on Implementation and Monitoring of National on Financial Inclusion Strategy

6 – 10 July 2020

7 Launch and AFI e-training on Inclusive Financial Integrity Toolkit

14 July 2020

8 FILAC: EGFIP Meeting

16 July 2020

9 FILAC: Virtual PPD Training on Digital Financial Literacy (including MSMEs) or 2) DFS to support MSMEs)

17 July 2020

10 CBE-AFI Virtual Member Training on Inclusive Green Finance

20 – 23 July 2020

11 Webinar 4 – Financial Stability and Climate Change

23 July 2020

12 African Financial Inclusion Policy Initiative (AfPI)

17 – 21 August 2020


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