Training of Trainers on Instructional Strategies - Opening Remarks by AFI Deputy Executive Director, Norbert Mumba

February 19th, 2018

This training is the first event of the journey of 2018, especially designed to enhance the quality of AFI programs. 

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Swaziland's NFIS Launch - Opening Remarks by Prime Minister Dr. Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini

January 19th, 2018

Swaziland's NFIS Launch, Thursday, 17 January, 2018 Swaziland Opening Remarks by Prime Minister Dr. Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini Programme Director, Honourable Minister of Finance, Cabinet Ministers Present, Principal Secretaries of the Ministries, Governor of the Central Bank of Swaziland, CEO, FSRA, Deputy Executive Director of AFI, Mr Nobert Mumba, Representative of FinMark Trust, Chairperson of the Swaziland Bankers Association, CEOs of the Financial Industry,

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Swaziland's NFIS Launch - Opening Remarks by AFI Deputy Executive Director, Norbert Mumba

January 19th, 2018

Ministry of Finance of Swaziland, Central Bank of Swaziland and other key stakeholders are joining hands to develop the national financial inclusion strategy - towards achieving inclusive economic growth and sustainable development, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

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Joint Learning Programme on Digital Financial Services - Opening Remarks by S.K. Sur Chowdhury, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank

December 5th, 2017

New digital technologies are a game changer for financial inclusion, opening up access to financial services for all sectors of society, and in the process helping dispel myths about financial inclusion.

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Joint Learning Programme on Digital Financial Services - Opening Remarks by AFI Deputy Executive Director, Norbert Mumba

December 5th, 2017

Welcome to the Joint Learning Programme on Digital Financial Services with a focus on promotion of financial inclusion — a joint collaboration of Bangladesh Bank and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.

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High-Level Policy Forum, Venture Finance in the Arab World - Opening Remarks by Norbert Mumba, Deputy Executive Director, AFI

November 22nd, 2017

The theme “Venture Finance in the Arab World – Accelerating Arab Startups” and timing of this event is very relevant in today’s world. According to the United Nations, increasing number of youth supports the entrepreneurship ecosystem and thus more new Startups will continue to emerge. In 2017, a total of 1.21 billion youth around the world and this number is projected to increase 6.6% and could reach 1.29 billion by 2030.

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Launch of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy - Keynote address by AFI Deputy Executive Director, Norbert Mumba

October 27th, 2017

AFI considers NFIS as key to accelerating the pace of deployment of national policies that will scale up adoption of financial services while at the same time allowing the private sector to develop appropriate products that are affordable and responsive to the needs of the majority of the Ugandan people.

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Incoming Chair of the AFI Board of Directors - Closing Remarks at the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

October 11th, 2017

Brazil has been an AFI member since 2010 and a member of the AFI Board of Directors since 2015. We are very proud to be a member of the Alliance, whose maturation we have closely followed. Indeed, it seems relevant to note that AFI now depends to a lesser extent on contributions from external donors, relying more and more on the membership fees from its own members.

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Incoming Chair of the AFI Board of Directors - Opening Remarks at the 2017 Global Policy Forum (GPF)

October 11th, 2017

Although AFI is a relatively young organization, it has already taken on a prominent and prestigious role before the international community, consolidating itself more and more as a leading organization and a global reference on the financial inclusion of the underprivileged. This fact is reflected in the various participations that AFI has had, either directly or indirectly, in international fora such as the G-20 and Davos, for example.

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Executive Director's Opening Speech at the 2017 Global Policy Forum (GPF)

October 9th, 2017

Egypt has attracted this year, literally, a “Financial Inclusion Pilgrimage” to the Arab Region. It is the first time the Forum is held in this region — with more than 700 delegates from 95 countries including members and partners.

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