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Winners of AFI’s first-ever FinTech showcase take a bow

2019-09-13

Congratulations to agricultural insurance provider OKO for taking first place in AFI’s first-ever FinTech showcase at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF). Chosen by popular vote, OKO won over GPF participants with its innovative product and pitch, beating stiff competition from nine other financial technology (FinTech) firms. 

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Climate change youth activist urges regulators to act now!

2019-09-13

Climate change youth activist urges regulators to act now!   Fifteen-year old climate change activist Leah Namugerwa urged participants at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) to respond with haste to the current climate emergency, reminding them that it is the youngest generations who will suffer most from inaction.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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AFI global network expected to adopt Kigali Statement at 2019 GPF

2019-09-10

AFI member institutions are expected to adopt the Kigali Statement at the upcoming 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF), co-hosted by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) and AFI under the theme of “Using Technology for Inclusion of Women and Youth”.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Graduates celebrate completing leadership & diversity program

2019-09-09

Cheers and applause broke out as the graduates of the first-ever Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators received their certificates of accomplishment on September 9 ahead of the official opening of the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Policy area: General FI

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Members convene for regional initiative EGFIP meetings

2019-09-09

Members convene for regional initiative EGFIP meetings Ahead of the official opening of the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF), AFI member institutions convened in Kigali, Rwanda, for a series of closed meetings on September 9 held exclusively for members taking part in regional initiatives.

Policy area: General FI

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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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