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BoZ Governor Kalyalya highlights SMEs & poverty reduction at opening of FISPLG-SMEF working group meetings in Livingstone

2019-04-02

Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Governor Dr. Denny Kalyalya emphasised the importance of financial inclusion in tackling poverty at the 14th FISPLG and 12th SMEFWG Meetings in Livingstone.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy, SME Finance

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Nearly 50 countries to attend FIS and SME Finance working group meetings in Zambia

2019-03-29

The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) will host four days of working group meetings aimed at advancing financial inclusion issues and addressing the challenges faced by marginalised groups, such as women and youth, in accessing quality formal financial services.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy, SME Finance

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Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas opens CEMC and DFS working group meetings in Nassau

2019-03-27

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) Governor John Rolle and AFI Chief Operating Office Chee Soo Yuen welcomed participants to joint working group meetings in Nassau on March 26.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Digital Financial Services

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Arab policymakers and regulators, AMF, GIZ, AFI, World Bank Group to launch FinTech Symposium and Arab FinTech Agenda

2018-12-11

Member institutions of the Financial Inclusion for the Arab Region Initiative (FIARI), partners and affiliates from the Arab region and beyond are meeting at the 2018 Arab #FinTex Symposium to discuss the latest international developments in Blockchain & Financial Inclusion and conducive approaches to financial technology (FinTech) for the Arab Region.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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

2018-12-01

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

Policy area: General FI

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Cybersecurity is at the top of AFI’s agenda

2018-11-18

“In the financial inclusion world, technology enabled financial services to the unbanked are revolutionary, but financial inclusion policymakers and regulators are not oblivious of the risks associated with increased digitization ... ”

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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The Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan becomes AFI’s newest member

2018-08-21

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is happy to welcome the latest addition to its network, Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Financial inclusion has become one of the key objectives of the Central bank of Uzbekistan, with the overarching goal of increasing access to quality financial services and consumer empowerment.

Policy area: General FI

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De-Risking, FinTech and Gender in focus at the 9th Annual G-24/AFI Roundtable in Washington DC

2017-04-21

The Annual G-24/AFI Roundtable held at the IMF headquarters was attended by high-level AFI and G-24 participants from more than 25 countries.

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CEMC and SMEF Working Groups conclude meetings, look to add to AFI’s knowledge resources

2017-03-24

The Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct and SME Finance Working Groups concluded their meetings in Seychelles on Thursday after 4 days of productive discussions.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Measuring Financial Inclusion, SME Finance, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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VISA and members of AFI explore small merchant acceptance during PPD training

2017-03-23

AFI and Visa, through the AFI Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) platform, brought together 100 AFI members in Victoria, Seychelles for a training session on 'Small Merchant Acceptance: A Path to Financial Inclusion'.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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