5 September 2017

AFI offers its members first online course ever on financial inclusion policy

AFI has launched its Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI), an e-course developed in collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. This is the first online course ever on financial inclusion policy. It is designed to help develop knowledge on the policy aspects of financial inclusion issues, especially in emerging economies, and widen skills to draft and analyse policies that address these issues.

Launching the online training, Dr. Alfred Hannig, AFI Executive Director, explained that capacity building is a core service that AFI delivers to its members and one of AFI’s key strategic goals for the next five years.

“Capacity building is one of the most preferred services by the members, because trainings equip staff of the member institutions to work towards making actual changes in the regulatory horizon. With the adoption of an electronic platform to deliver trainings and by partnering with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, AFI has taken another innovative step by using new technologies that reach out to higher number of individuals, even to those beyond the member network,” Dr. Hannig said.

Being the first of its kind, the online training course has attracted a very diverse range of participants from over 20 countries from AFI member and non-member central banks, ministries, commercial banks, microfinance institutions, mobile money operators, donors, international networks working on policy, international NGOs working with women, child and youth, who will start accessing the training material from today.

The course will run twice a year — Spring and Fall. Registration for the Spring 2018 session will start on 1 December 2017. AFI welcomes you to take the course and help the global effort in strengthening financial inclusion.

Download the course flyer.

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