Submit your nominations for the Global Youth Financial Inclusion Award🏆


Since 2013, AFI has been annually honoring member institutions and individual policymakers for their contribution and engagement in the AFI network through the AFI Awards. The AFI Awards have been instrumental in enhancing member engagement, globally elevating members’ efforts in advancing financial inclusion through policy innovations and reinforcing best practices through motivating other members to aspire for excellence and contribute to AFI.

The AFI Global Financial Inclusion Awards are back this year, with the aim to recognize and celebrate achievements in three categories, two of which require members to nominate themselves and submit the relevant nomination form.

Nominate your institution to stand a chance to win! Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at the 2023 AFI Global Policy Forum in September in the Philippines, which will be co-hosted by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

The Awards now open for nominations include:


  • The Nestor Espenilla Jr. Financial Inclusion Innovation Award – This is a High-Level AFI Award that seeks to honor the memory and legacy of Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, a founding member of AFI and a global champion of innovation and inclusion. This prestigious Award aims to recognize AFI members that demonstrate outstanding commitment towards innovation and use of technology to advance financial inclusion.
  • The Global Youth Financial Inclusion Award – This is a High-Level AFI Award that seeks to acknowledge and recognize financial policymakers and regulators across the globe that are undertaking impactful initiatives, policies or regulations to accelerate financial inclusion of youth. It is open to AFI members and non-member financial sector regulators and policymakers from any country.


Please read the detailed eligibility and assessment criteria before submitting your nomination form. These can be accessed here.