29 February 2020, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR and the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) launched its Global Learning Platform on Financial Inclusion during the 8th AGFUND Development Forum in Geneva, Switzerland on October 8, 2019. 

The objective of the platform is to scale-up support to the financially excluded members of society and to offer them solutions to help and empower themselves to contribute positively in the financial systems.

The 8th AGFUND Forum which focused on “Empowering Women Through Financial Inclusion” was a fitting occasion to launch the platform. During the launching, Mr Alexander Mejia, Director of the Division for People and Social Inclusion, and Director-ad-Interim of the Division for Prosperity of UNITAR showcased the platform's objectives and plans on how to support finance stakeholders from developing countries, wishing to learn about Financial Inclusion and Micro-Credit Management.

The platform will serve as the gateway for all training activities of AGFUND and UNITAR as well as host to curated content and resources related to financial inclusion.

Over the next 12 months, at least 8 online courses will be launched to benefit microfinance institutions and development agencies in the Middle east and across Africa. 


The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization, established in 1980 by the initiative of His Royal Highness the late Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz and the support of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council. AGFUND aims at the roots of human development problems, targeting all segments of society without discrimination. For more information about AGFUND, please see: www.agfund.org

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