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.
Global Inclusion Awards - Winners 2017
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
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 Winner: Bangladesh, Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank), Daffodil International University, JobsBD
Special Recognition: Libya, Central Bank of Libya
Special Recognition: Ivory Coast, Ministry of Education
Global Winner: Banqer, New Zealand |“Banqer”
Global Winner: Mobaderoon, Syria | “FADA program”, “The Life Street program” & “Aflatoun and Aflateen Program”
Global Winner: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia | “School Banking project” and “Youthsaver account”
Global Winner: Nikhiya Shamsher, India | “knicnacs.com”
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