CYFI News & Blog

Latest news and articles from Child & Youth Finance and the CYF Movement Network
Jan
19

CYFI Partners on European Youth Event

CYFI is very excited to be a partner for the YO! Fest at the European Youth Event 2016!

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Jan
19

CYFI Network Stars: Prakash Koirala

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Jan
19

2016 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

Save the date! Making Cents International’s 10th Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is designed to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of youth economic opportunity programming around the world.

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Jan
18

Promoting financial inclusion through financial literacy

CYFI Regional Advisor for Eastern Europe & Central Asia participated as one of key international speakers at the international conference on promoting financial inclusion through financial literacy that took place in Minsk, Belarus on December 10, 2015.

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Jan
18

BCGE helps Ye! to support young entrepreneurs!

Helping to pave the way for the next generation of young entrepreneurs, The Swiss Bank of Geneva (Banque Cantonale de Genève - BCGE) has offered to provide valuable pro-bono services to Ye! Community, to support youth in finding their feet in the business world.

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Oct
27

CYFI South-Eastern European Regional Working Group for Youth Financial Education and Financial Inclusion

First meeting of the SEE Working Group will take place in Sinaia, Romania, 2nd & 3rd of November 2015, kindly hosted by the National Bank of Romania!

South-Eastern European Regional Working Group for Youth Financial Education and Financial Inclusion will serve as the place for sharing best practices, exchanging experiences, identifying technical assistance opportunities to support action plans development and implementation by Child & Youth Finance International Secretariat and CYFI network members, and coordinate the regional initiatives and plans in the field of financial education and financial inclusion for children and youth.

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Oct
15

Product Development Workshop great success for Nigerian banks

Together with the Central Bank of Nigeria and LYNX, Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) successfully organized a Product Development and Capacity Building Workshop for Financial Institutions in Nigeria.

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Oct
13

CYFI’s founder recognized as Top Influential Woman

Child & Youth Finance International are delighted to announce that their founder and Managing Director, Jeroo Billimoria, has ranked 3rd in the charity and non-profit category of Opzij’s Top 100 Influential Women!

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Oct
02

CYFI Partner launches 'Borrow Wisely Campaign 2015'

CYFI partner, Microfinance Centre, is teaming up with 24 financial institutions to launch the second annual international Borrow Wisely Campaign. Over the next 30 days, field staff across 15 countries in Europe and Central Asia will educate thousands of existing and potential microfinance clients on how take on safe and responsible levels of debt. Why is the Campaign important?

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Sep
29

People's Postcode Lottery helps CYFI to economically empower children & youth!

CYFI is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £1.575 million to long-term supported charities. Charity Name is one of 63 charities that will receive the extra £25,000 award from players of the charity lottery.

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Sep
25

CYFI Youth's Views on SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 to officially adopt the Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years is taking place at this very moment in New York City. CYFI continues to strongly advocate for an emphasis to be places on children and youth as a specific target group to monitor and evaluate the progress of these goals, along with their associated targets and indicators.

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Sep
25

Can Agriculture be the solution to meet SDG Number 1 - Ending poverty?

Author: Purity Kendi Muthomi (21) from Kenya

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Sep
11

Gender Equality: Insights on Financial Literacy and Economic Empowerment

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Sep
04

Say “Yes” to financial education: An economic perspective on Education For All

Author: Diana Udriste and Angela Izvercian, Communications Interns at Child and Youth Finance International

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Aug
28

Child & Youth Finance International explica el estado actual de la regulación y las políticas para mejorar la inclusión financiera de la juventud

Los adolescentes en América Latina (10 - 19 años) representa en promedio 21% de la población. En algunos países, este mismo grupo representa una porción importante de la población económicamente activa, sin embargo, poco se habla de su participación en la economía de la región en términos de su inclusión en los sistemas financieros formales.

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Aug
21

CYFI supporting young entrepreneurs and the 8th Sustainable Development Goal

Author: Jie Xue, Innovations Coordinator

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Aug
13

Accessible Business Incubators – Hubs for SDG Realization!

Author: Mateja Olujic - Former CYFI Entrepreneurship Intern
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Aug
12

International Youth Day 2015: CYFI's Statement on the Importance of Economic Citizenship for Youth

Economic citizenship is crucial for empowering youth to take control over their financial futures and break the crippling cycles of extreme poverty, debt, and social and financial exclusion. By linking financial access with financial, social and livelihoods education, it is possible for children and youth to become empowered, responsible and engaged economic citizens.

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Aug
07

Youth, Stand up for Economic Citizenship!

Author - Eva Lestant, Economic & Finance student and former CYFI Intern.
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Aug
03

Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape in Latin America

We are pleased to release the final version of the report on “Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape in Latin America”, by Nohora Forero Ramírez, Floor Knoote & Sofía Ortega, of the Central Bank of Colombia and Child and Youth Finance International (resp.).

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