PRESS RELEASE: Alliance for Financial Inclusion Reveals New Home in Malaysia and New Funding Partner With Omidyar
Thursday, September 11, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO–(Marketwired – Sep 9, 2014) – AFI announced today that Malaysia, represented by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), will be the new host country for the Alliance for Financial Inclusion. The announcement was made at the organization’s Annual General Meeting, kicking off the 2014 Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
The international bidding process saw strong proposals from every region of the globe, reflecting the growth and diversity of the AFI Network. BNM’s Governor Zeti, whose organization hosted the 2013 GPF, was delighted with the decision. “Bank Negara Malaysia is committed to the financial inclusion agenda and is honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with AFI and its membership in advancing the development and implementation of policies that will increase the access to financial services for the unbanked segment in the world”.