Apr 23, 2017

On March 27th, Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), in partnership with the UNCDF, have officially launched the 'Bank the Youth' Campaign. The aim of this Campaign is to overcome the barriers to financial inclusion for young people and increase their exposure to Child and Youth Friendly banking products throughout the world. 

Apr 24, 2017
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Dosso Region, NIGER

Many of us can’t imagine living without an arm’s reach of water, but for a number of Niger’s rural people, it is a reality they have to face daily. Confronted with the rising concerns over climate change, the locals attest to strange weather patterns. Recently, numerous locals have noticed the rainy season has started earlier than the usual time.  

Mar 29, 2017
Suva, FIJI

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has congratulated Fiji’s continued progress in promoting financial inclusion and has committed to supporting Fiji’s ongoing work to increase access to financial services and products at a meeting between UNCDF Executive Secretary, Judith Karl, and Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Nov 03, 2016
Kampala, UGANDA

The Embassy of Sweden in Uganda and the UN Capital Development Fund signed a SEK 40 million contribution agreement to set up a Renewable Energy Challenge Fund (RECF) in Uganda. The goal of RECF is to increase access to renewable, efficient energy for domestic, productive and social uses among underserved poor households, especially in rural areas.  By end of 2020, RECF aims to support 150,000 low-income customers transition to renewable energy.