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5th PIRI ends with commitments on IGF and de-risking, Papua New Guinea Governor assumes chair

2019-06-06

After four days of in-depth discussions, the 5th Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) ended in Honiara on 6 June, with leaders pledging to establish a sub-group dedicated to tackling issues surrounding inclusive green finance as the region continues to push the financial inclusion agenda.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Pacific leaders champion youth and green finance at 5th PIRI High-Level Forum

2019-06-05

Pacific leaders championed youth and inclusive green finance at the opening of the 5th Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) High-Level Forum, co-hosted by Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), on 5 June.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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PIRI leaders pledge to use financial inclusion to build resilience to climate change

2019-06-04

Leaders from the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) committed to develop policies that enable mitigation and build resilience to climate change, highlighting the crucial role financial regulators play in advancing inclusive green finance.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Integrating financial inclusion and climate change in global debate and Nadi Action Agenda agreed by AFI members at first Green Financial Inclusion conference in Fiji

2018-11-27

Strengthening communications and advocacy, country groupings, and increased diplomacy are needed to integrate financial inclusion and climate change in global discourse ...

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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RBF and AFI join forces in global green financial inclusion to build resilience of the vulnerable & mitigate climate change threats

2018-11-26

"Green financial Inclusion is part of AFI membership’s response to a global problem, clearly stated when our Alliance endorsed Sharm el Sheikh Accord on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion in 2017 ... "

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Reserve Bank of Fiji and AFI to welcome delegates to the Smart Policies for Green Financial Inclusion conference in Nadi

2018-11-23

Together with the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF), AFI is hosting the conference, Smart Policies for Green Financial Inclusion: Securing development gains and building resilience from 26-27 November, 2018 in Nadi, Fiji.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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PPD training discusses challenges with digital payments in the Pacific

2018-06-08

The objective of the training was to come up with best practices from a policy and market standpoint to increase the adoption of electronic payments in the Pacific, and small island countries and nations.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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4th PIRI focuses on FinTech for financial inclusion, digital payments, MSMEs, climate change and women empowerment

2018-06-08

The forum highlighted that collaboration between stakeholders is an essential ingredient in closing the financial inclusion gap. Innovative FinTech solutions should be 'additive and transformative' and specifically targeting the unbanked.

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

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8th EGFIP meeting recognizes untapped potential of FinTech to accelerate financial inclusion in the Pacific

2018-06-06

Co-hosted by Central Bank of Samoa and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the meeting concluded with the Leaders Roundtable endorsing the workplan for FinTech for Financial Inclusion in the Pacific.

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

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Central Bank of Samoa will play host to 4th Annual PIRI Leaders’ Roundtable in Apia

2018-05-25

The city of Apia, Samoa will come alive as it plays host to the 4th Annual Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) Leaders Roundtable forum. In collaboration with the Central Bank of Samoa (CBS), AFI will co-host the forum from 5-8 June, 2018 in Apia, Samoa.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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