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Kenya-based Pezesha wins AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase!

2020-12-11

Kenya-based financial technology (FinTech) firm Pezesha has won first place at the 2020 AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase, after impressing AFI members and our panel of expert judges with an online pitch on how their solution is leading innovation in financial inclusion.

Policy area: General FI

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CEFI, the online training for financial inclusion by AFI and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

2020-12-10

In collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, AFIis launching the seventh session of its online training module, ‘Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)’.

Policy area: General FI

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Developing-developed country peers share inclusive FinTech, COVID-19 lessons

2020-12-07

Developing and developed country regulators shared practical experiences on harnessing the potential of financial technology (FinTech) to deepen financial inclusion at a virtual event jointly organized with Bank of Thailand (BOT).

Policy area: General FI

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Banco de Moçambique & AFI are co-hosting the Third Global Inclusive Green Finance Conference 2020

2020-12-03

Banco de Moçambique and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) are organizing the Third Global Conference on Inclusive Green Finance (IGF) on 3 December 2020. Governor of the Banco de Mocambique Rogério Zandamela and AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig will provide opening remarks.

Policy area: General FI

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COVID-19 fast-tracking financial literacy for resilience building

2020-11-26

COVID-19 has accelerated the need to promote financial literacy as an essential tool for individuals to manage their financial affairs and build greater resilience, speakers highlighted at virtual member training on national financial education strategies (NFES).

Policy area: General FI

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Financial inclusion elevated at European Microfinance Week

2020-11-20

Financial inclusion was one of the key topics at European Microfinance Week, held on 18-20 November, where staff from AFI’s management unit highlighted various achievements from across the network in addressing the challenges facing consumer protection and savings as well as vulnerable groups, such as forcibly displaced persons (FDPs).

Policy area: General FI

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12 finalists announced for AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase

2020-11-13

Twelve financial technology (FinTech) innovators from across the world have reached the final stages of the 2020 AFI Inclusive FinTech Showcase. Later this month, they will present to AFI’s membership their innovative solutions that are helping to address the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and that will shape the future of financial inclusion.

Policy area: General FI

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Financial inclusion key to green resilience building

2020-10-28

While impacts of climate change deepen poverty, impacting disproportionately vulnerable groups such as women, financial inclusion can build the resilience of individuals to sudden and extreme climate events.

Policy area: Financial Inclusion Strategy, General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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Climate financing key to enabling inclusive green finance

2020-10-09

Climate financing plays an important role at the global and institutional level in enabling inclusive green finance (IGF) and sustainable development policies, speakers said at a virtual joint learning program (JLP) held exclusively for leaders on inclusive financial technology (FinTech) ecosystems and cybersecurity.

Policy area: General FI

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AFI Europe Office strengthens its global presence 

2020-10-07

Félicitatiounen! Luxembourg government ministers congratulated AFI on the opening of its office in Europe on 5 October 2020, praising the institution’s decision to work together on aligned ambitious plans to promote green finance by leveraging the country’s status as a global financial hub.

Policy area: General FI

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