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AFRACA HOLDS 22ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WELCOMES NEW CHAIRPERSON AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

PHOTO: From left: Ms. Marie Goreth Ndayishimiye, Incoming Chairperson, Central Africa Sub-Region and Second Deputy Governor, Banque Republic du Burundi (BRB); Incoming AFRACA Chair, Mr. Dieudonne Fikiri Alimasi, Deputy Governor, Banque Centrale du Congo, BCC; Dr, Jesimen Chipika, outgoing AFRACA Chairperson and Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe,  Mr. Thomas T. Essel, AFRACA Secretary General and Mr. David Ashiagbor, Financial...

Word from the Secretary General as AFRACA ushers in 2024

Greetings from the AFRACA Secretariat. I wish to start the year by extending our heartfelt New Year greetings and expressing sincere appreciation for your support in strengthening the Secretariat. As we enter 2024, I just wanted to pause and take a moment to reflect on some of the key issues that dominated our space in 2023. To start, there was heightened activity...

Project Spotlight: Innovative Living Labs (LL’s) for Africa’s food systems

AFRACA is a member of the Consortium in the Horizon Europe research project, entitled ‘INtegrated and Circular Technologies for Sustainable city region FOOD systems in Africa’ (INCiTiS-FOOD). INCiTiS-FOOD aims to improve food and nutrition security (FNS) in African city regions. With the expansion of urban areas, the distance to rural sites for food production for urban dwellers is increasing, leading to...

Kenya re-strategizes its Cooperative Agenda

The important role of financial cooperatives and other forms of cooperatives in the rural banking system is increasingly gaining prominence. The Government of Kenya underscores cooperatives as key pillars in its Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA). The week-long strategic workshop was convened by the Presidents’ Economic Transformation Secretariat (PETS) in collaboration with the newly formed State Department for Cooperatives and...

Tanzania launches new National Financial Inclusion Framework, NFIF3

In many African countries Central Banks have been the coordinating entity involved to formulating financial inclusion strategies for their respective countries. Tanzania has launched its third framework,  the National Financial Inclusion Framework 2023 – 2028, building on the success recorded after the implementation of the second Framework, which ended in December 2022. Implementation of the new framework is expected...

Message of gratitude to AFRACA Chairperson, Dr. Jesimen Chipika

On behalf of the AFRACA network and Executive Committee (EXCOM) we celebrate and express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Jesimen Chipika, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and Chairlady of the AFRACA Executive Committee for her exemplary service to the Association. Your Bank assumed office in AFRACA as Chair in February 2021 with a new team of Executive Committee Members at...

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