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Kenya-based Pezesha wins AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase!

2020-12-11

Kenya-based financial technology (FinTech) firm Pezesha has won first place at the 2020 AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase, after impressing AFI members and our panel of expert judges with an online pitch on how their solution is leading innovation in financial inclusion.

Policy area: General FI

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

2020-12-10

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

Policy area: General FI

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12 finalists announced for AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase

2020-11-13

Twelve financial technology (FinTech) innovators from across the world have reached the final stages of the 2020 AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase. Later this month, they will present to AFI’s membership their innovative solutions that are helping to address the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and that will shape the future of financial inclusion.

Policy area: General FI

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Launch of the AFI Europe Representative Office co-hosted with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

2020-09-30

The Alliance of Financial Inclusion (AFI) is organizing a virtual launch of its European Representative Office (ERO), co-hosted in the City of Luxembourg by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Policy area: General FI

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Agility is key to gender inclusive and resilient recovery

2020-09-17

Recognizing that women are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFI Network, guided by the Denarau Action Plan, has been agile in not only mitigating these negative impacts but also positioning itself to rebuild economies that are stronger, more inclusive and more resilient.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, Financial Inclusion Strategy, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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The COVID-19 factor: pandemic risk could be transformative for financial and social inclusion

2020-07-08

AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig talks to The Economist Intelligence Unit on how COVID-19 could be transformative for financial and social inclusion in some emerging markets.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI and Mastercard Foundation partner for COVID-19 Policy Response in Africa

2020-06-13

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is implementing a COVID-19 Policy Response program in Africa in response to the devastating impacts of the global pandemic. 

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AFI launches second edition of IGF policy landscape survey

2020-06-05

AFI launches second edition of IGF policy landscape survey As a global policy leadership alliance representing 100 members from emerging and developing economies, AFI has a responsibility not only to be part of the solution, but also provide a significant contribution when addressing climate change, one of the major global challenges, AFI Executive Director Dr.

Policy area: Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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The coronavirus is upending cash economies. Mobile money could emerge as the winner.

2020-05-17

AFI was quoted by Washington Post in their latest story about the rise of mobile money, particularly in Africa, where it targets those with no or limited access to the banking and financial system.

Policy area: General FI

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Role of gender focal points institutionalized in all AFI working groups

2020-05-12

Role of gender focal points institutionalized in all AFI working groups All AFI Working Groups institutionalized the role of the Gender Focal Points (GPF) by unanimously adopting a revision into their respective Working Group charters, during their sessions held this April.

Policy area: Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI

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