Financial Inclusion Expo 2014

August 6, 2014

financial-inclusion-expo-2014Honiara – The National Financial Inclusion Task Force (NFIT) at its last meeting held on the 14th May 2014 has approved holding of a Financial Inclusion Exposition. This expo will be held at the National Art gallery on the 20thand 21st of June. The expo is open to the general public and is targeted to attract school children, women and youth as it is being held during school holidays.

Coordination team of Solomon Islands Financial Inclusion Expo at work. Image© J/PFIP 

The two day event will have participation by all commercial banks, the two mobile phone companies, other financial institutions, NPF, financial literacy training service providers and savings clubs. The event is to raise awareness about financial products and services available in the country, encourage public to access the various services especially the new technology based products besides developing financial literacy.

The commercial banks, mobile phone companies and financial institutions will be putting up their individual stalls and public can visit them to get information about specific products and services. Also there will be special quiz and oratory (speech) competitions for the secondary school students of Honiara based schools. Public quiz program is also planned.

The Financial Inclusion Expo is jointly organized by the NFIT and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP). The PFIP is a joint Programme of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with additional funding from the Australian Government and the European Union/Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Microfinance Framework Programme (EU/ACP).

For further information, you can contact: Central Bank of Solomon Islands P.O. BOX 634 Honiara Ph: (677) 21791 Email: info@cbsi.com.sb Website: www.cbsi.com.sb