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7th AfPI Leaders’ Roundtable meets to discuss how best to harness technologies to advance financial inclusion

2019-02-28

Over 160 representatives from AFI member institutions in African gathered to discuss how best to harness technologies to advance financial inclusion, during the 7th Leaders Roundtable of African Financial Inclusion Policy Initiative (AfPI).

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AFI Regional Office officially opens its doors in Abidjan

2019-02-27

Our doors in Africa are officially open! Over 70 representatives from AFI member institutions in Africa, including seven Governors and six Deputy Governors, took part in the opening ceremony of the AFI Africa Regional Office on 27 February 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Policy area: General FI

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EGFIP meeting kicks off a week of financial inclusion events in Abidjan

2019-02-25

Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) for the African Financial Inclusion Policy Initiative (AfPI) met in Abidjan, on 26 February, starting a week of events in Cote D’Ivoire, co-hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cote d’Ivoire, Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and AFI.

Policy area: General FI

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Global thought leaders to reshape the future of financial inclusion

2019-02-20

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cote D’Ivoire and AFI are co-hosting the global thought leadership conference “Reshaping the Future for Financial Inclusion” in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on Friday,  March 1, 2019.

Policy area: General FI

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AfPI Leaders Roundtable will gather over 100 delegates amidst intense week in Abidjan

2019-02-18

Over 100 financial inclusion policymakers and regulators, government officials and high-level representatives from AFI member institutions from Africa will convene in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire for the 7th Annual Roundtable of AfPI, taking place from 27-28 February, 2019.

Policy area: General FI

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Bank of Tanzania shares expertise on access to quality financial services, national financial inclusion strategies & SDGs

2018-10-08

“The most important takeaway from this [training] should be; the need to increase access to quality financial services and linking NFIS to sustainable development goals,” said AFI Deputy Executive Director, Norbert Mumba.

Policy area: General FI

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Higher quality financial inclusion data and measurement draw bullseye focus at BoG-AFI Joint Learning Programme

2018-06-05

“The changing digital finance space will require higher quality and more comprehensive data accompanied by sound analysis in order to identify implications,” emphasized second Deputy Governor, Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi of the Bank of Ghana.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Congratulations to Governor Nabe and Governor Luoga, AfPI’s new Chair and Vice Chair

2018-05-18

Dr Louncény Nabe, Governor of Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée (BCRG), has been elected as the Chair of the African Regional Policy Initiative (AfPI) on 11 May 2018, during the 6th Annual AfPI Leaders Roundtable.

Policy area: General FI

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Ghana’s first Mobile Money Interoperability System deepens financial inclusion and promotes cashless agenda

2018-05-16

The system was launched by Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamoud Bawumia on 10 May, 2018 and is aimed at eliminating the complexities and inconveniences associated with transfers across the various mobile money networks in the country.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Africa is driving the use of digital financial services & FinTech for financial inclusion - 6th AfPI Annual Leaders Roundtable

2018-05-10

The 6th Annual AfPI Leaders Roundtable is gathering more than 100 regulators and policymakers from AFI member institutions in Africa, led by 12 Governors and Deputy Governors combined.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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