African mobile phone leaders take action to expand financial inclusion
Friday, February 7, 2014
The 2nd African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) Leaders Roundtable meeting held 4-6 February 2014 in Naivasha, Kenya, was a historic event and tremendous step forward in moving the region toward collectively focusing on harnessing and further enabling the expansion of digital financial inclusion across Africa.
The roundtable, co-hosted by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), convened many of the key central banks in the region, along with several governors and deputy governors. It also marked one of the first times that high level private sector stakeholders, including bankers, representatives from telecommunication companies, microfinance institutions, e-money providers, payment operators and development partners, participated. Together they discussed a joint vision forward for AMPI during the 2014-2016 period.