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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, Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network and Digital Frontiers Institute. FinEquity Africa is rapidly growing and reaches over 1, 300 people. 

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FinEquity Africa Newsletter

Visit our Newsletter Archive to catch up on summaries of important FinEquity Africa discussions, stay informed through our curated reading list, view recent webinars, read Peer Review summaries, share your news, and stay abreast of upcoming events, webinars, RFPs and publications.

FinEquity Africa Updates

FinDev Blog

Reflections on the climate session held in the FinEquity Africa Annual Convening 2024 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, exploring challenges and proposing what will be required for approaches with effective design and delivery of climate-smart financial solutions that will help women build resilience.  

FinDev Blog

Measuring women’s economic empowerment is key to designing better and more useful financial services for women. This blog shares insights from Women's World Banking, CARE and WEE-Define on how to measure women's economic empowerment and resilience gained by women through financial inclusion programs.

FinDev Blog

As part of the #FinEquity2024 Annual Meeting blog series, we reflect on key takeaways from FinEquity Africa 2024 Convening, the first Convening for the FinEquity Africa Community of Practice.

FinEquity Africa Knowledge Partners

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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.

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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. 

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Digital Frontiers is a trusted partner to the development sector. Digital Frontiers is working toward a world where 20% of future jobs will be dedicated to solving the world’s greatest problems by enabling their clients, donors, partners, and individuals in the global south with the capabilities and human connections they need to create a better future. Digital Frontiers Institute, a proud brand of Digital Frontiers, provides capacity-building programs and communities in emerging and bridge professions to help achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

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."

Patricia Gichinga, Mediae Company

"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."

Jane Mbinya, Graça Machel Trust