The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) opens its Europe Representative Office in Luxembourg.

AFI is the world’s leading organization on financial inclusion policy and regulation. Roughly 100 member institutions make up the AFI network including central banks, ministries of finance and other financial regulators from 90 developing and emerging countries. AFI works on empowering policymakers to increase access and usage of quality financial services for the underserved through formulation, implementation and global advocacy of sustainable and inclusive policies.

AFI Europe Representative Office in Luxembourg, co-hosted with generous support from the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, aims to implement high level events organized in cooperation with existing and potential funders, partners and members, as well as boost regional communications activities with AFI membership in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region (ECCA), Africa, Middle East, even Latin America and the Caribbean.

The official launch of the office will take place on October 5th. It will be conducted virtually and will include a news conference and a discussion with the Minister of Finance of Luxembourg, Mr. Pierre  Gramegna, the Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg Mr. Franz Fayot, and AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig.

First part of the event includes the office launch ceremony, remarks by Minister Gramegna, Minister Fayot and AFI Executive Director Dr. Hannig and a virtual press conference. This will be followed by the high – level roundtable on converging topics in financial policy and regulation, focusing on emerging opportunities and risks of digital financial services to ensure truly inclusive and sustainable economic recovery as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial inclusion needs of the most vulnerable populations, women and girls, forcibly displaced persons (FDPs), youth, and those impacted by climate change will be emphasized.

The event will last 90 minutes and will be featured live on several platforms, including AFI’s social media channels Facebook and YouTube.

Please register on this link to receive additional event information and instructions on how to follow the event and ask questions to each of the speakers during the  press conference.

Source: AFI