Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) – Summit 2021
The GFRID is recognized by the United Nations General Assembly as a key event to address opportunities related to both remittances and diaspora investment. This year’s two-day virtual Summit will focus on the role of remittances and diaspora engagement towards the recovery of the remittance market, and to improve the resilience of remittance families and the communities where they live. In particular, the Summit will seek to share and analyze practical mechanisms and strategies related to digitalization and financial inclusion of migrants and their families.
The GFRID Summit 2021 will also explore how innovation and technology in the market can lower remittance transfer cost and promote greater financial inclusion, towards implementation of Objective 20 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and, more broadly, achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Over 400 high-level participants from governments, central banks, the private sector, multilateral organizations and the civil society are expected to attend.