The 2017 Global Policy Forum marked many firsts. It was the first GPF to be held in the Middle East, it was the largest in AFI’s history, and members made a major commitment to advance policies linking financial inclusion and climate change. It was also announced that AFI would be strengthening its presence in Africa with a new regional office and in the Arab Region with a new regional initiative, FIARI (Financial Inclusion for the Arab Region Initiative). Co-hosted by the Central Bank of Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea, the ninth annual GPF was attended by over 700 senior financial inclusion policymakers, regulators and leaders from the AFI network and beyond. View the 2017 GPF report
for the full story.