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The Global Inclusion Awards

The Global Inclusion Awards, a CYFI initiative, recognize and honor those that achieve greatness and demonstrate innovation in financial, social and livelihoods education, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurial support for children and youth at the national, regional and international level.

Award categories include the CYFI Country Award, the Global Money Week Award, the Economic Citizenship Education Award, the Child & Youth Friendly Banking Award, the Outstanding Youth Economic Citizenship Award, and the Global Youth Entrepreneur Award.

The 6th Global Inclusion Awards Ceremony was held on 3 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The event was organized by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) and the German G20 Presidency/German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) held its 2017 Forum in Berlin on 02 and 03 May 2017. The GPFI is an inclusive platform for G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion. Under the German Presidency, the GPFI has a focus on the financial inclusion of vulnerable groups, including youth, and promoting youth employment and entrepreneurship. In the context of the German G20 Presidency, BMZ chairs the GPFI and has been a long-standing supporter of financial inclusion through its international and bilateral cooperation activities.


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 Global Inclusion Awards - Winners 2017


Global Youth Entrepreneur Award

Ye! Rising Star Award: Mabel Suglo, Ghana | Eco Shoes

Ye! Super Star Award: Momarr Mass Taal, Gambia | Tropingo Foods

Special recognition 1: Ye! Star – Female Entrepreneur: Amira Cheniour, Tunisia | I.T.Grapes

Special recognition 2: Ye! Star – Rural Impact: Fredrick Matress, Malawi | Honey Products Industries


 Award supported by the German Presidency of the G20

German Presidency G20   German Presidency G20

CYFI Country Award

Regional Winner - Africa: Zambia

Regional Winner - Americas & the Caribbean: Peru

Regional Winner - Asia & the Pacific: Indonesia

Regional Winner - Europe & Central Asia: Romania

Regional Winner - Middle East & North Africa: Egypt


Global Money Week Award

Global Winner: Bangladesh, Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank), Daffodil International University, JobsBD

Special Recognition: Libya, Central Bank of Libya

Special Recognition: Ivory Coast, Ministry of Education


Economic Citizenship Education (ECE) Award

Global Winner: Banqer, New Zealand |“Banqer”

Global Winner: Mobaderoon, Syria | “FADA program”, “The Life Street program” & “Aflatoun and Aflateen Program”

Child & Youth Friendly Banking Award

Global Winner: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia | “School Banking project” and “Youthsaver account”

Outstanding Youth Economic Citizenship Award

Global Winner: Nikhiya Shamsher, India | “”

 Previous Awards Ceremonies

From the first CYFI Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam in 2012, our celebration of the work of partners, stakeholders and active youth has evolved to become the Global Inclusion Awards. Read about the Awards ceremonies from 2012 - 2016 below!

2017 - Berlin, Germany - Global Inclusion Awards Ceremony / 3 May 2017 | Read the Awards Report here

2016 - Stockholm, Sweden - Global Inclusion Awards Ceremony / 28 November 2016 | Read the Awards Report here

2015 - London, UK - CYFI Awards Ceremony / 10 December 2015 | Read the Awards Report here

2014 - New York, USA - CYFI Awards Ceremony / 23 May 2014 | Read the Awards Report here

2013 - Istanbul, Turkey - CYFI Awards Ceremony / 9 May 2013 | Read the Awards Report here

2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - CYFI Awards Ceremony / 4 April 2012 | Read the Awards Report here

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