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Financial education curriculum to be scaled across Anglican church’s vocational centres in Solomon Islands

Financial education curriculum to be scaled across Anglican church’s  vocational centres in Solomon Islands

June 14, 2019

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Honiara, Solomon Islands – Following the successful piloting of financial education (FinEd) curricula in the coursework of three rural training centres (RTCs), the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) has announced the extension of FinEd across all its centres in Solomon Islands, a move that is expected to impact close to 800 tertiary students annually. Funded...

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Vanuatu makes significant progress on financial inclusion in one year

Vanuatu makes significant progress on financial inclusion in one year

May 17, 2019

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Port Vila, Vanuatu – A one day briefing was held last Wednesday at the Warwick Le Lagon Resort by the National Financial Inclusion Council (NFIC) to provide an update on financial inclusion achievements made in the past year.  The Council, which is chaired by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Hon. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, includes ministers...

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13 companies selected for Pacific’s first Financial Innovation Challenge

13 companies selected for Pacific’s first Financial Innovation Challenge

May 5, 2019

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  Suva, Fiji – Thirteen teams from financial technology firms (FinTechs) from across the Pacific and the ASEAN region will head to Malaysia next week to compete in the first Pacific – ASEAN Financial Innovation Challenge. Over 120 submissions were received, of which close to 70 applications made it through to the long list and...

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Samoan experience highlighted at ministerial dialogue featuring UN agency heads, finance ministers

Samoan experience highlighted at ministerial dialogue featuring UN agency heads, finance ministers

April 17, 2019

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NEW YORK, USA – Central Bank Governor Maiava Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari today delivered remarks to the United Nations as part of its annual ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) meeting held in conjunction with the Forum for the Financing of Development. The Governor spoke at a ministerial dialogue titled “Harnessing New Technologies for Financing the Sustainable Development...

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Pacific and ASEAN regions connect for financial innovation challenge

Pacific and ASEAN regions connect for financial innovation challenge

March 22, 2019

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  Suva, Fiji – A competition, calling on financial technology providers to develop innovative solutions for financial inclusion barriers in the Pacific has been launched by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) – FinLab from Malaysia, with support from MetLife Foundation, Singapore Fintech Association and the University...

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