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A community to empower women across Africa through financial inclusion
FinEquity, a global community of practice convened by CGAP and dedicated to empowering women through financial inclusion, created FinEquity Africa as a regional branch to promote equitable access to and use of a wide range of financial services across Africa by accelerating knowledge generation, fostering best practices and encouraging sector collaboration in the region. FinEquity Africa is powered by regional knowledge partners Graça Machel Trust and the Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network. FinEquity Africa is rapidly growing and reaches over 500 people.
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FinEquity Africa is thrilled to announce its 2024 Annual Convening, an in-person gathering that will bring together members of the FinEquity Community. This year's meeting will be held in Addis Ababa and it promises to be a dynamic platform for crucial discussions on the intersection of social norms, gender dynamics, and climate change, with specific focus on Ethiopia.
The Annual Convening will take place in the afternoon of 14th March, 2024 and it will be preceded by a Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Ethiopia event on Barriers and Opportunities for Women's Financial Inclusion in Ethiopia, sharing research by GRID Impact.
Amon Ariyo Tusingwire, Country Director for WomenSave Uganda, sat down with us to share his work on inclusive financing in rural areas and lessons learned from providing savings products and services to women in marginalized communities in Uganda.
This year marked the official launch of FinEquity’s new regional community of practice in Africa. Based on a consultation exercise, this blog outlines key priority areas for the new regional community as it continues to grow.
FinEquity Africa Knowledge Partners
The Graça Machel Trust (GMT) is a Pan-African advocacy organization focused on child health and nutrition, education, women’s economic and financial empowerment, leadership and good governance. GMT works with global, regional and local partners who are passionate about creating profound change in the issues it focuses on. Through its advocacy efforts it seeks to influence decision-makers to the change policies and practices needed to create societies that value social justice, and promote and protect the rights of women and children.
The Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network is a family of Financial Sector Deepening programs seeking to build diverse and inclusive financial systems across Africa that enhance the financial resilience and sustainable livelihoods for all and enable inclusive growth. The network believes that financial systems have the potential to play a major role in enabling inclusive growth and ensuring access to basic services while assuring a sustainable future for low-income people.
Quotes From the Community
"FinEquity Africa is a promising initiative that has the potential to make a real difference in accelerating women's economic empowerment through financial inclusion across the continent."
"It was great engaging with other stakeholders in the financial inclusion space to ensure their voices are included in what should be prioritized by FinEquity and its partners going forward."