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Regional News

Limited interoperability “slows” digital financial services: BCEAO

2020-09-25

Interoperability is a key priority for network members in Africa as regulators seek to enable wider access to payment services and accelerate inclusive digital ecosystems, speakers said during virtual member training.

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

2020-09-21

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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Innovative AGM endorses strategic changes, policy models, COVID-19 response

2020-09-11

AFI strengthened its position as the world’s foremost policy leadership alliance with members supporting a series of strategic amendments at its annual general meeting (AGM) on 9 September designed to accelerate bringing high-quality financial services to the world's unbanked.

Policy area: General FI

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AGM strengthens AFI’s diversity & women’s representation

2020-09-11

AFI further strengthened its commitment to champion diversity and gender inclusive finance in the network by enhancing women representation in the AFI Board of Directors and accepting the nomination of seven new members of its Gender Inclusive Finance Committee (GIFC).

Policy area: General FI

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Members celebrate unanimous policy model endorsement

2020-09-11

Congratulations to the AFI members, partners and donors who contributed to the network’s two newest models, unanimously endorsed at the 2020 Annual General Meeting on 9 September.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI members’ pledge boosts post-COVID-19 recovery

2020-09-10

Applause broke out after AFI’s membership council voted overwhelmingly to endorse the Statement on Post-COVID-19 Recovery on 9 September, enhancing the network’s commitments to achieve financial inclusion goals following the coronavirus pandemic.

Policy area: General FI

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Seven working groups hold first virtual convergence

2020-09-09

Seven working groups gathered to showcase their progress and achievements over the past year, as the results of AFI’s annual member needs assessment showed that satisfaction with the organization had continued to rise year-on-year.

Policy area: General FI

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Digital channels may help stem global remittance slowdown

2020-08-13

Digital channels must be encouraged to mitigate potential slumps in cross-border remittance flows amid the ongoing pandemic, speakers said during a technical webinar co-hosted by AFI and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Policy area: General FI

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Applications open for 2020 AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase!

2020-07-22

AFI is holding its second FinTech Showcase! Through the support and scaling up of quality financial services, world’s most innovative FinTechs and RegTechs will showcase transformative solutions that target low-income populations, contribute to effective COVID-19 crisis responses and help recovery.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI launches inclusive green finance resource database

2020-07-21

Designed to facilitate peer learning through knowledge sharing of existing policies and regulation, with an easy search and navigation, the accessible and convenient database was launched on 20 July 2021 during an IGF virtual member training.

Policy area: General FI

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