Visit by AIR to Bank Al-Maghrib

When: June 7, 2018 all-day

Background As part of its planned activities for 2018, the African Institute for Remittances (AIR) envisages visits to different countries for the purpose of sharing experiences and best practices. Such visits provide an opportunity for Members States, especially those benefitting from the Technical Assitance (TA) program, to gain in-depth knowledge of the remittances markets in different countries and to identify[…]

Diaspora Engagement Forum 2018

When: May 3, 2018 – May 4, 2018 all-day

AIR DEF2018 3-4 May 2018, Vienna, Austria. The AIR Diaspora Engagement Forum – AIR DEF serves as a key platform to promote collaboration between all stakeholders, including Remittances senders, Regulators, Policy makers, Private Sector, International organizations and Development partners, on initiatives and policies to reduce the cost of remittance transfers to Africa and leverage migrant remittances for social and economic[…]

AIR Workshop On Improving The Legal And Regulatory Frameworks Of The Remittance Markets In African Union Member States

When: December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 am – December 7, 2017 @ 4:31 pm
Where: Dakar

The overall objective of the workshop was to provide a platform for representatives from African Central Banks, regulators and supervision bodies, private sector and technical partners to share experience on the designing of sound and effective remittance market regulation, aiming at improving the market situation. The specific objectives of the workshop were to:- i. Provide a forum for exchanging ideas[…]

AIR capacity building workshop on the customized remittances data compilation guides for African Union member states: improving collection and estimation methods

When: November 15, 2017 @ 7:32 am – November 17, 2017 @ 8:32 am
Where: Seychelles

Remittances from the diaspora is an important source of income for the poor in developing countries. Africa. However, the total amount of remittance to Africa is not fully captured given that not all the remittances are sent through the formal channels. To this end, AIR organized a workshop to discuss remittance data compilation. The overall objective of the workshop was[…]

Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Facilitating Remittance Transfers to Africa: The Germany – Ghana Corridor

When: October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 am – October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Hamburg

The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) organized the Public Private Dialogue (PPD) ‘Facilitating remittance transfers to Africa: The Germany-Ghana corridor’ from October 26-27, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The following were objectives of the mission: Provide a platform for discussion among key stakeholders, including government officials from Germany, AIR,[…]

AIR 2017 Diaspora Engagement Forum (AIR-DEF 2017)

When: July 25, 2017 all-day
Where: geneva switzerland

The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) in collaboration with the African Diaspora organizations in Europe is organizing a consultative forum with Diaspora communities on 15th – 16th May, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The overall objective of the Forum is to identify the main factors that impede the reduction of cost of sending remittances to and within Africa, ways of overcoming[…]

Lowering the costs of Remittance transfers within Africa

When: March 26, 2017 all-day

The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) organized a Side Event on the theme: “Lowering costs of remittance transfers within Africa”, on 26th March 2017, in Dakar, Senegal, in the margin of the 10th Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Conference[…]