AFIIP 2018

AFIIP 2018 received nearly 100 proposals to increase financial inclusion, from 16 countries across the Arab World.

 
banner.jpg
 

An inspiring inaugural year for AFIIP.

 
 
8S1A1429.JPG

A panel of 11 judges, all experts in their fields, evaluated the proposals in a rigorous two-stage process according to the AFIIP 2018 criteria. Eight finalists were given the opportunity to establish connections within the microfinance sector by presenting their proposals at the Sanabel 2018 conference in Amman, Jordan.

2018 Finalists

 

jumptext

The $55,000  cash prize was then awarded to the three innovations who most clearly demonstrated their potential.

2018 Winners

 
006A0889.JPG
 

IFIN Services

The first prize of $30,000 went to IFIN Services, for their innovative approach to facilitating Islamic finance. By reducing transactional costs and operational delays, they have solved a key obstacle in the sector and demonstrated a clear executable plan going forwards. Read an interview with IFIN by our Outreach Partner FinDev Gateway here.

CIWA

The second prize of $15,000 went to the Moroccan start-up, CIWA, for their development of a mobile app that provides a secured and comprehensive tool to create, organise and manage rotative savings and credit communities. Read an interview with CIWA by our Outreach Partner FinDev Gateway here.

Al Majmoua

The third prize of $10,000 went to the Lebanese micro-finance institution Al Majmoua, for their innovative use of geographical data and location services to reach new clients, increase efficiency, and improve client relations. Read an interview with Al Majmoua by our Outreach Partner FinDev Gateway here.


 

jumptext

 AFIIP 2018 Judges

 
It is so encouraging to see the diversity of ideas submitted to AFIIP, both from startups and existing MFIs, with several of them having a golden opportunity to really move the needle on financial inclusion in the Arab world.
— Jenny Atout Ahlzen, Silicon Badia
 
8S1A1453.jpg

AFIIP 2018 Judges

 

Jake Kendall

Nidal Qanadilo

Nidal Qanadilo

Jenny Atout Ahlzén

Jenny Atout Ahlzén

Petar Chavdarov

Petar Chavdarov

Lowell Campbell

Lowell Campbell

Bashar Chalabi

Bashar Chalabi

Nadine Chehade

Nadine Chehade

Reda Mamaari

Reda Mamaari

Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis

Peter McConaghy

Peter McConaghy

 
 

jumptext

 AFIIP 2018

Sponsors and Partners

 
8S1A1428.JPG
 

Sponsors

 
 
 
 

Media Partners

 
 

Become a partner for AFIIP 2019