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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

2020-09-30

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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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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Agility is key to gender inclusive and resilient recovery

2020-09-17

Recognizing that women are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFI Network, guided by the Denarau Action Plan, has been agile in not only mitigating these negative impacts but also positioning itself to rebuild economies that are stronger, more inclusive and more resilient.

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

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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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Seychelles prioritizes climate action in sustainable development

2020-08-27

The technical training, especially designed for the staff of CBS, focused on building internal capacity for the development of an action plan that charts the next steps for CBS work in IGF.

Policy area: Balancing Inclusion, Integrity and Stability, Financial Inclusion Strategy, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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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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