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13 September 2023

Applications open for the 2024 AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase!


Global call for all digital financial innovators!

The AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase showcases the world’s most promising FinTech and RegTech innovators that are enhancing access to and the usage and quality of formal financial services for low-income populations in developing countries and emerging markets.


Why apply?


82 countries

  • Engage with central banks, government ministries and other financial policymaking institutions from 82 developing and emerging market economies.


  • Network with FinTech entrepreneurs.

Join a growing network of successful showcase finalists from 2019 , 2020 and 2022.


  • Mentoring session.

Take part in a training session by the LHoFT to hone your investor pitching skills.


  • Attend special sessions with AFI members. Get invited to special technical sessions on trending topics in financial inclusion.


  • Get featured in a special AFI report. Your entity will be spotlighted in a special report to AFI network members, the wider financial inclusion community and beyond.


  Elevandi a strategic partner of AFI Fintech showcase


First, second and third place finalists will receive:

Invitation to participate in AFI Public-Private Dialogue activities for one year.


Complimentary one-year membership at the LHoFT.


Invitation to participate in 2024 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in El Salvador


2024 Inclusive FinTech Showcase Themes

1. Enhance interoperability & cost reduction in digital payments

2. Boost digital financial literacy & financial health for disadvantaged groups* (including rural communities, persons with disabilities, elderly, and/or displaced populations)

3. Catalyse access to finance for women and youth entrepreneurs

4. Leverage data management and analytics for financial inclusion impact 

5. Strengthen resilience & adaptation for climate vulnerable populations



  • Product or solution is operating in one or more AFI member jurisdictions
  • Product or solution uses innovation or cutting-edge technology to enable fresh, meaningful dialogue with financial policymakers and regulatory communities. 
  • Product or solution is or has potential for scaling up and ensuring commercial viability. 

Entrants can be start-ups, established financial institutions or technology companies that offer technology or innovation that aims to compete with traditional methods in delivering financial services.


AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase 2024


Download the application form here!

Completed applications must be submitted to fintech.showcase@afi-global.org before 23:59 Malaysia time (UTC +8 hours) on Monday, 18 December 2023.

Finalists will be selected by an independent committee of experts comprising policy and technical specialists.




1. Learn from previous finalists

Watch the finalists’ pitches and technical sessions on AFI’s YouTube channel.


2. Read AFI’s special report

Policy & Regulatory Implications: Lessons from Two Years of the AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase


fintech showcase 2019 OKO


3. Meet the 2019 FinTech Showcase winner

Agricultural insurance provider OKO took first place at AFI’s first-ever FinTech showcase at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. Read more.



4. Meet the 2020 FinTech Showcase winner

“I hope that my participation and winning will encourage more young women to participate in the next showcase and also to believe that it’s possible to pitch among many, many other solutions and still come out a winner. I’m really grateful for this particular opportunity, which I hope will drive a lot of inspiration among young people out there across Africa.”

Hilda Moraa
Pezesha Founder and CEO

Read more here and in our interview with Hilda.

AFI FinTech Showcase


5. Meet the 2022 FinTech Showcase winner 

“In a country with 100 million poor people, nothing could be more stifling of our collective potential as humanity, which is why we designed and built this operation to seek to tackle the poverty challenge head on through economic opportunities of MSMEs that employ 70% of our population.”

Uzoma Nwagba
CEO, Growth Platform

Read our interview with Uzoma




The 2024 AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase is supported through AFI’s Multi-Donor Financial Inclusion Policy Implementation Facility, with the participation of French Development Agency, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


The LHoFT Foundation drives technology innovation in the Financial Services industry, connecting and supporting the FinTech community to develop solutions that shape the world of tomorrow. It provides practical training and education to entrepreneurs on topics like business, funding, sales and marketing.


Elevandi is set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to foster an open dialogue between the public and private sectors to advance FinTech in the digital economy. Elevandi works closely with governments, founders, investors, and corporate leaders to drive collaboration, education, and new sources of value at industry and national levels. Visit http://www.elevandi.io/ to learn more about Elevandi.



Download it here. For further questions on registration and submissions, please contact us: fintech.showcase@afi-global.org


Learn more about previous AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase 

2020 AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase 

2022 AFI Inclusive Fintech Showcase 

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