On invitation by the Amsterdam-based Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, attended the one-day regional meeting held on December 4, 2012 at the Executive Business Center of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP – Central Bank of the Philippines) in Manila. The event was organized by CYFI and was supported by the BSP in collaboration with the Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines (BMAP).
This Asia-Pacific regional meeting, focused on financial inclusion and financial education for children and youth, brought together some 90 participants from leading international organizations as well as national stakeholders (NGOs, government ministries, regulatory bodies, financial institution and the academe) from countries across the region. The aim of the meeting was to pool regional expertise and to create unified actions plans for the region on child and youth finance issues.
The vision of CYFI https://www.childfinanceinternational.org/ is for every child to have access to financial services, financial awareness through education, a reliable source of income and the will to save and build assets to promote their future stability.