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Three ceremonial gongs wrap 2019 AFI GPF in Kigali

2019-09-13

Governor John Rwangombwa, from co-host National Bank of Rwanda (BNR), officially closed the 2019 AFI GPF by ringing the ceremonial gong three times. In his closing speech, he thanked the participants and organizers while offering some parting words of wisdom for his peers.

Policy area: General FI

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First-ever FDP high-level plenary held at AFI GPF

2019-09-13

Speakers highlighted the role of financial inclusion in responding to global crisis of forced displacement and building resilience at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, Rwanda. Technology can accelerate the financial inclusion of forcibly displaced persons (FDPs), such as the use of biometrics, linking them to the platform economy.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Rwanda’s PM highlights DFS for youth at opening of 2019 AFI GPF

2019-09-12

With a bang of the ceremonial gong, Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Édouard Ngirente officially launched the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali and kickstarted the world’s most important financial inclusion event.

Policy area: General FI

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Central Bank of Egypt Governor assumes post of AFI Board Chair

2019-09-11

Central Bank of Egypt Governor Amer assumes post of AFI Board Chair Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Governor Tarek Amer assumes post of the new chair of AFI’s Board of Directors during the network’s annual general meeting (

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China’s Ant Financial signs agreement with AFI to promote technological collaborations

2019-09-11

Ant Financial Services Group recently signed an agreement with AFI to lay the foundation for greater technological collaboration, including in regional initiatives and working group meetings with network members.

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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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