Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional News

AFI launches its Africa Regional Office

2017-09-15

With the establishment of its Regional Office, AFI seeks to ensure greater proximity to its members in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and respond efficiently to their needs.

Policy area: General FI

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Peer Advisory on In-Country Implementation of National Financial Inclusion Strategies (NFIS)

2017-07-25

Enhanced focus on financial inclusion has necessitated capacity development of staff of AFI members on NFIS and some members with proven experiences have come forward to provide hand holding support to other members.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy

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AFI signs landmark MoU with Banco de Portugal

2017-07-10

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), Banco Central do Brasil and Banco de Portugal to collaborate on implementing capacity building programs to promote financial inclusion and financial education in Portuguese-speaking countries as an additional activity to AFI’s main work streams.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI visits site for SSA and MENA Regional Office in Côte d'Ivoire

2017-07-04

With the successful first-phase completion of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Sub-Saharan Africa - Middle East & North Africa Regional Office (RO) establishment mission to Dakar, Senegal, AFI along with Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (BCEAO) visited the co-host in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI accelerates it’s SSA and MENA Regional Office mission

2017-06-29

AFI's COO, Ravi Vig led a team to Dakar and Abidjan for the establishment of Regional Office mission last week. The mission kicked-off with a visit to the head office of BCEAO in Dakar, Senegal on the 22nd June 2017.

Policy area: General FI

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AMPI expands mandate and adopts new name at 5th Annual Leaders Roundtable in Maputo

2017-05-17

Leaders and officials from 24 AFI members, along with representatives from financial services providers and international development agencies, attended the 5th Annual AMPI Leaders Roundtable

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AFI to establish regional office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

2017-05-12

AFI announced at the 5th Annual Roundtable of the Leaders of AMPI that the AFI Regional Office in Africa will be hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Côte d'Ivoire and the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

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VISA and AFI explore approaches to enhance Financial Inclusion through Digital Financial Services

2017-05-10

Over 70 staff from AFI member institutions in Africa participated in a training session on ‘Approaches to Enhancing Financial Inclusion through Digital Financial Services (DFS)’ in Maputo, Mozambique from 10-12th May.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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African leaders to converge in Mozambique for the 5th Annual AMPI Leaders’ Roundtable

2017-05-04

AFI will gather over 80 leaders from 31 member institutions along with public and private stakeholders, for the 5th Annual Leader’s Roundtable of the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) on 11-12 May in Maputo, Mozambique.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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AFI opens bidding process for the 2018 Global Policy Forum

2017-03-01

AFI has officially opened the process for its members to bid on becoming the host of the 2018 Global Policy Forum. As a GPF host, AFI members are able to position their country and institution in the global arena and demonstrate commitment as a financial inclusion leader.

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