Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional News

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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AFI DFS and GSP Working Groups set to hold joint meeting in Ghana

2017-02-10

AFI members and partners from around the world will converge in Accra, Ghana from 20-23 February for the Alliance’s first Working Group meetings of 2017.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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AfDB and AFI sign MoU to enhance access to financial services on the continent

2017-02-01

On Tuesday, January 31st 2017, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, AFDB and AFI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance access to quality financial services on the continent.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI Digital Financial Services Member Training Opens in Kenya

2016-09-27

Given the rapid changes in the area of digital financial services, it is not surprising that AFI members have identified capacity building on DFS related issues as an important area.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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AFI to Establish Permanent Regional Offices in MENA, Africa and LAC

2016-08-04

AFI members are now looking to strengthen the ties of its network through the creation of regional offices.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI Members Travel to Nairobi for Digital Financial Services Training

2016-08-04

AFI and the Central Bank of Kenya recently conducted an intermediate level member training session for digital financial services in Nairobi.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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Nigeria Approves First Licenses for Super Agent Banking

2016-08-01

To enhance financial inclusion in Nigeria, CBN has granted an approval-in-principle to two companies to operate as super agents in the financial services system.

Policy area: General FI

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