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Global Forum on
Remittances, Investment
and Development

United Nations – Nairobi, Kenya

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Join the road to the summit

Leading to the summit, a series of virtual meetings – the eGFRIDs – will take place. Each one will focus on a specific aspect of the global remittance landscape, particularly on senders and recipients, service providers, environment and digitalization. The discussions will further shape the panels and sessions in Nairobi.

eGFRID leading to Nairobi

1 December 2022

Co-organized by IFAD and the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA)

This webinar raised awareness on the importance of remittances and diaspora finance and their potential in contributing to Africa’s development agenda, and explored avenues to leverage remittances to deepen financial inclusion and resilience in Africa.

1 December 2022

Co-organized by IFAD and the Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU)

This webinar presented opportunities to promote greater digital and financial inclusion for migrants and their families back home through African postal operators. The webinar hosted renowned experts and practitioners from the field – from both public and private sectors – to share their insights, experiences and lessons learned.

March 2023

Digitalization, cost reduction and tailored financial inclusion for migrants and their families Organized by IFAD’s FFR.

Organized by IFAD’s FFR.

Remittance Marketplace 2023

The Remittance Marketplace 2023 will run in parallel to the Forum, offering an opportunity to present initiatives and promoting partnerships. The Marketplace is open to all companies and organizations and is aimed at showcasing the diverse and innovative approaches and models related to remittances and/or diaspora investment mechanisms. Over 30 companies and organizations are expected to participate. 

At the Summit, the organization of the first RemitEXPO will be announced. First of its kind, the EXPO will bring together key private sector players involved in the remittance ecosystem, both in Africa and globally. The key objectives of the EXPO are to address untapped or underdeveloped market opportunities in the remittance space, and showcase business solutions that benefit remittance families and the communities where they live.

For further information, or should you wish to obtain a space, please write to [email protected].

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