Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Regional News

Winners of AFI’s first-ever FinTech showcase take a bow

2019-09-13

Congratulations to agricultural insurance provider OKO for taking first place in AFI’s first-ever FinTech showcase at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF). Chosen by popular vote, OKO won over GPF participants with its innovative product and pitch, beating stiff competition from nine other financial technology (FinTech) firms. 

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Climate change youth activist urges regulators to act now!

2019-09-13

Climate change youth activist urges regulators to act now!   Fifteen-year old climate change activist Leah Namugerwa urged participants at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) to respond with haste to the current climate emergency, reminding them that it is the youngest generations who will suffer most from inaction.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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AFI global network expected to adopt Kigali Statement at 2019 GPF

2019-09-10

AFI member institutions are expected to adopt the Kigali Statement at the upcoming 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF), co-hosted by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) and AFI under the theme of “Using Technology for Inclusion of Women and Youth”.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Graduates celebrate completing leadership & diversity program

2019-09-09

Cheers and applause broke out as the graduates of the first-ever Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators received their certificates of accomplishment on September 9 ahead of the official opening of the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Policy area: General FI

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Members convene for regional initiative EGFIP meetings

2019-09-09

Members convene for regional initiative EGFIP meetings Ahead of the official opening of the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF), AFI member institutions convened in Kigali, Rwanda, for a series of closed meetings on September 9 held exclusively for members taking part in regional initiatives.

Policy area: General FI

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ECAPI leaders wrap up milestone regional meeting

2019-06-13

Deputy Chairman of the NBRB Board Sergei Kalechits opened the forum, reiterating the importance of the event and its aims. “Financial inclusion and financial services are a very important part of sustainable development,” he said.

Policy area: General FI

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More than 20 countries attend CBA-AFI member training on behavioral insights and evidence-based policymaking in Armenia

2019-04-29

The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) and AFI on April 29 kicked off a joint capacity building session designed to identify issues related to financial education and find solutions using behavioral insights.

Policy area: General FI

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Financial inclusion policymakers from around the globe will convene in Sochi for the 2018 Global Policy Forum

2018-08-21

The world’s biggest forum for financial inclusion policymakers — the 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum — is set to take place in Sochi from 5-7 September, 2018. Organized by AFI and Bank of Russia, the 2018 Global Policy Forum (GPF) is themed, “Innovation. Inclusion. Impact.”

Policy area: Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability, Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Digital Financial Services, Financial Inclusion Strategy, Measuring Financial Inclusion, SME Finance, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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AFI members from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) convene to discuss financial inclusion plans for the region

2018-05-16

Hosted in partnership with the National Bank of Tajikistan, AFI members from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region gathered at the two-day meeting to deliberate, and address common topics linked to financial inclusion in the region.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, General FI

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AFI welcomes the National Bank of Georgia as its first member of 2018

2018-02-08

The National Bank of Georgia (NBG) has joined AFI as an associate member. The AFI Network is now comprised of 114 member institutions representing 95 countries worldwide.

Policy area: General FI

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