Pacific Agrihack Lab Event

Date and time: 03-12-2018 08:00 AM - 05-12-2018 04:00 PM
Venue: USP Tonga Campus, Tonga

In line with the goal of the CTA/IFAD/PIPSO project, ‘Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands (Innov4AgPacific) to; “strengthen the capacity of the Pacific Island governments, farmer and private sector organizations, and sub-regional institutions to develop strategies and programmes, as well as mobilize financing, that can increase poor rural people’s access to nutritious and healthyfood”, ICTs have been identified to play an increasingly important role in accelerating the transformation of agricultural systems and enhancing value chain efficiency as well as competitiveness of agri-enterprises.

The Pacific Agri-Hack Lab, organized in the framework of the Innov4AgPacific project, aims to address the limited support for upscaling the use, and expanding the reach of novel and existing ICT platforms/applications or for spurring the development of prototypes that would specifically attract the most farmers (especially smallholders and fisher folk) and small and medium enterprises involved in local food crops and fisheries value chains (‘From Farm to Table’) in the Pacific.

The Pacific Agri-Hack Lab Event 2018 includes:
 A competition to identify and further develop existing or new ICT applications for agriculture and agri-business/value chain development in the Pacific.
 Training sessions that focus on the facilitation of access to finance, investment, improved business and technical opportunities including IPR considerations.
 Enabling and encouraging networking opportunities.
 Capacity building, mentorship and incubation opportunities of the 3 identified winners

Expected Output/Outcome
Most promising novel and existing ICT4Ag innovations that can spur agriculture and agribusiness/value chain development in the Pacific evaluated and the top three recognised and up-scaled

Regional workshop on digital identity in the Pacific – World Bank

Date and time: 05-12-2018 08:00 AM - 05-12-2018 04:00 PM
Venue: Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji

BCTL-AFI Regional Training FinTech for Financial Inclusion

Date and time: 10-12-2018 08:00 AM - 13-12-2018 05:00 PM
Venue: Dili, Timor-Leste

What are the objectives of the regional training?

AFI's regional trainings are designed to provide customized and practical support for in-country implementation of new or revised policies, and regulations that support financial inclusion.

Co-hosted by Banco Central de Timor-Leste (BCTL) and supported the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the training will focus on the four key pillars that support a digital financial ecosystem:

  • Digital ID and eKYC
  • Open electronic payment systems
  • Account opening and electronic government provision of service
  • Design of financial market infrastructure and systems

The regional training will also discuss innovative approaches to financial regulation for financial inclusion, and dive into the definition, purpose, key approaches and guidelines to designing a regulatory sandbox. In addition, the training will emphasize the importance of financial system integrity, consumer protection, data privacy and cybersecurity.

Who should attend?

The regional training is open to AFI members from the Pacific and other small island countries that have similar demographics. Senior level officials from AFI member institutions who involved in FinTech initiatives will benefit the most from the training.

Participants are expected to share their country experiences, actively participate in the exercises, and would be required to develop an action plan during the event and commit to its implementation. 

How to register?

Invitations will be sent via email to AFI focal points of member institutions. Feel free to get in touch with us at Capacity.Building@afi-global.org if you have any questions.


Indonesia FinTech Show 2018

Date and time: 16-12-2018 12:00 AM - 07-12-2018 12:00 AM
Venue: Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, Indonesia





Banks around the world has already warmed up to the Fintech Revolution and Indonesian banks are no different in

  • Recognizing the need to adapt to the digital revolution
  • Living up to customers’ evolving expectations
  • Sustaining their current market positions

The growth of Fintech in Indonesia is very much in line with the government’s 2020 Go Digital Vision digital economy push with the objective of making Indonesia the largest digital economy by 2020 in ASEAN.



Indonesia Fintech Show (IFS 2018) offers a platform for joint-ventures, collaborations, connections and co-creations within the Fintech ecosystems in Indonesia while providing new business and investment opportunities for the financial services industry in the country.

Taking place at the Jakarta Convention Center 5 – 7 December 2018 will host thousands of industry professionals from:

  • Banks
  • E-Commerce Companies
  • Finance Companies
  • Government & Regulatory Authorities (Central, Provincial & Municipal)
  • Innovation Professionals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investors
  • Local Ecosystem Partners
  • Stockbroker


IFS 2018 offers both standard exhibition booth and exhibit space for specially designed booth, meeting space and sponsorship opportunities to meet your company's specific marketing needs and budget. Whether your company is a large global company, a start-up or somewhere in between, our offerings can be tailored to achieve your objectives which include:

  • Engaging the Indonesian financial services community.
  • Forging partnerships with companies offering complementary technology and services.
  • Generating new & targeted leads.
  • Launching new products to community, investors and media.
  • Meeting key decision makers from startups to multinationals.
  • Promoting & raising brand awareness
  • Seizing new business opportunities
  • Sourcing new funds & investments

Global trends in digital innovation and financial inclusion implication for the pacific

Date and time: 03-10-2018 12:00 AM - 04-10-2018 12:00 AM
Venue: Suva, Fiji



The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is a Pacific wide programme that has helped over 1.9 million low-income Pacific islanders gain access to financial services and financial education. It achieves these results by funding innovation with financial services and delivery channels, supporting policy and regulatory initiatives, and empowering consumers.

Jointly administered by the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). PFIP receives funding from the Governments of Australia and New Zealand and the European Union. The primary countries of focus for PFIP are Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

Launched in 2008, PFIP has funded 39 projects with financial service providers who have innovated with digital technology, products and services, such as agency banking, mobile wallets, micro-insurance, micro loans, remittances and savings groups.

2018 marks 10 years of UNCDF’s work in the region through the PFIP programme. To commemorate this milestone, the Programme is holding an event on 3 – 4 October in Suva, Fiji.


Event summary

Spread over two days, the event will bring together around 100 participants from across the Pacific region, Africa and Southeast Asia to share learnings and discuss the latest trends and developments in digital innovation in Financial Inclusion and the implications for the Pacific region. The event will also highlight some of the major milestones achieved over the past 10 years for financial inclusion in the Pacific.

Invited guests include Central Banks, government officials, international donors, private sector representatives, as well as internationally recognized experts on innovation in digital financial services, micro-insurance, micro-pensions and remittances.

The agenda will also provide an opportunity to visit some PFIP projects and to hear firsthand testimonials from recipients of PFIP’s grants how financial innovation is impacting their lives.