Visa mobile tech for Chinese financial education push

Visa is teaming up with local organisations in China to promote financial inclusion and education through mobile technology. The US-based card scheme has formed a partnership with the China Foundation for Development of Financial Education (CFDFE) to build a “China Financial Inclusion and Education International Demonstration Zone”. The zone – covering 33 “poverty stricken” rural […]

Cameroon promote Youth Entrepreneurship

The organisation intends to organise entrepreneurship academy, start-up competitions and small business development Expo to empower youth. The 2016 executive bureau of Junior Chamber International (JCI) has resolved to boost youth participation in nation building by empowering the Cameroonian youth in entrepreneurship. The new executive led by Laye Mbunkur says the vision for the organisation […]

Want True Equality? Make Everyone Powerful

I just heard a story that I adore. It comes from Ali Raza Khan, an Ashoka social entrepreneur and education reformer in Pakistan. Last year, he challenged 6,000 poor students across 74 charity government vocational schools to create ventures within a month. He went to them and said, “I believe in you. You can all […]

UAE collaboration for entrepreneurship

Wamda, a leading platform for entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), has partnered with Expo 2020 Dubai, to launch a new Collaborative Entrepreneurship initiative. The scheme stems from a strong belief that such collaboration creates a wealth of opportunities for all, said a statement. The collaborative entrepreneurship aims to bring together corporations, […]

Philippines: 2015 Milestones in financial inclusion

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in its year-end report on financial inclusion efforts, has remained “steadfast” in its pursuit of financial inclusion. Specifically, the report showed a more focused effort last year on policy and regulation, financial education and consumer protection, and finally on data and measurement as well as advocacy programs. The 2015 […]

Ingenico Group deploys the largest base of terminals to develop Financial Inclusion in Africa

Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, has reached a strategic fifty-thousand terminals landmark to serve the unbanked population and becomes the indisputable Financial Inclusion-enabler in Africa. “This milestone is taking us to the forefront of the Financial Inclusion market in Africa where three quarter of the population is still unbanked,” commented Luciano Cavazzana, […]

Communities in Cambodia set to benefit from financial literacy education

ANZ today announced a further milestone in its commitment to supporting local communities with the launch of MoneyMinded – ANZ’s adult financial literacy program – which is aimed at creating a shift in attitudes, mindsets and behaviour towards managing money. MoneyMinded Cambodia is an important addition to ANZ’s commitment to building financial capabilities in the […]

ICICI Bank organises coin exchange mela, financial literacy programme in Mumbai’s Dadar

Mumbai, Dec 16 : ICICI Bank Ltd organised a coin exchange mela at Shivaji Park in Dadar last week under the aegis of the Reserve Bank of India. C. Patnaik, General Manager, Financial Inclusion, RBI inaugurated the event. The Bank periodically organises coin exchange melas to offer free facility of exchanging acceptable soiled and mutilated […]

‘Access to Finance’ survey launched in Pakistan!

‘Access to Finance’ is part of the National Financial Inclusion vision as it will serve dual purpose of gauging the impact of our financial inclusion initiatives since 2008 and provide baseline data. This was said by State Bank of Pakistan Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra on Tuesday at the launch of ‘Access to Finance (A2F) Survey […]