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CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

2019-11-29

In collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, AFI will be launching its first online training module, ‘Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)’.

Policy area: General FI

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Policy & regulatory solutions converge at global FinTech dialogue

2019-09-26

Amid a global convergence in policy and regulatory solutions in the financial inclusion and financial technology (FinTech), around 70 senior regulators from developing and developed countries are gathering in Prague for the first-of-its-kind global dialogue on inclusive FinTech.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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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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G-24/AFI High-Level Roundtable highlights need for technology, change of mindset & multi-pronged approach to realize gender equality in financial inclusion

2019-04-11

Technological innovations must form part of a multi-pronged approach that tackles gender inequality in financial inclusion and promotes greater female representation in top leadership  positions, speakers said on 10 April at the 11th G-24/AFI Policymakers’ Roundtable on Financial Inclusion.

Policy area: General FI

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G-24 and AFI to co-host 11th Policymakers’ Roundtable on Financial Inclusion at the Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

2019-04-03

AFI’s partnership with G-24 involves being at the forefront of topics that impact financial inclusion— influencing the global dialogue with perspectives from developing and emerging countries, from both networks.

Policy area: General FI

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Cross-border payments in context of technological innovations, PPD meets in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of 2018 Spring Meetings

2018-04-20

Fostering deeper understanding of cross-border payments and technical innovation, and striving to identify points of consensus on how to address key barriers, were main topics of the high-level Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) breakfast held in Washington, D.C. on 19 April, 2018.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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G-24/AFI High-Level Roundtable marks its 10th year anniversary with FinTech for Financial Inclusion dialogue

2018-04-19

“FinTech continues to be the greatest hope in terms of financial inclusion and inclusive growth,” highlighted Governor Patrick Ngugi Njoroge of the Central Bank of Kenya at the 10th G-24/AFI High Level Roundtable held on 18 April 2018 during the Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. 

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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The 10th G-24/AFI Roundtable on Financial Inclusion prepares to convene in Washington D.C. during the Spring Meetings

2018-04-16

Organized by the G-24 and AFI, the Annual G-24/AFI Policymakers’ Roundtable on Financial Inclusion will take place on 18 April, 2018 in Washington, D.C. at the IMF headquarters — marking the 10th anniversary of this annual event.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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The Central Bank of The Bahamas joins the AFI network as its newest member

2018-04-10

Central Bank of The Bahamas has joined AFI as a principle member, in its efforts to advance financial inclusion. The AFI network is now comprised of 104 member institutions, representing 91 countries worldwide.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI opens bidding process for the 2018 Global Policy Forum

2017-03-01

AFI has officially opened the process for its members to bid on becoming the host of the 2018 Global Policy Forum. As a GPF host, AFI members are able to position their country and institution in the global arena and demonstrate commitment as a financial inclusion leader.

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