Facilitating Ethiopian Microfinance System Sustainably

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) was formed as a non-for-profit, non-governmental association of the Ethiopian microfinance institutions as defined by Proclamation No. 40/1996.

About Us

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) was formed as a non-for-profit, non-governmental association of the Ethiopian microfinance institutions as defined by Proclamation No. 40/1996 under which microfinance institutions in Ethiopia are regulated by the National Bank of Ethiopia.

It was registered and licensed as such on 28th June, 1999 by the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Government of Ethiopia. The original goals were for it to serve as a platform for knowledge and information sharing, and lobby for political support for the development of an enabling environment for the business of microfinance.

Since its formation, AEMFI’s goals and activities have broadened to include training, research, performance monitoring and benchmarking and provision of technical assistance. Regionally, AEMFI is the strongest of the Country Level Networks in Africa.

Core Activities

To achieve its objectives, AEMFI carries out the following activities as specified in its memorandum of Association and its other documents:

Training and Experience Sharing Visits

Research & Publications

Performance Monitoring & technical assistance

National, Regional and International Networking

Establishing a Resource Centre

Knowledge Management and Communication

Conducting Workshops, Conferences, etc

Member Organizations

AEMFI currently has about 30 member organizations.

Addis Ababa
21 Members

1 of 12

Dire Dawa
1 Member

2 of 12
Harar 1 Member 3 of 12 Jijiga 1 Member 4 of 12 Awassa 2 Members 5 of 12 Adigrat 1 Member 6 of 12 Shashimene 1 Member 7 of 12 Gambela 1 Member 8 of 12 Mekelle 2 Members 9 of 12 Assosa 1 Member 10 of 12 Samara 1 Member 11 of 12 Bahir Dar 1 Member 12 of 12

News Updates

9th Biennial microfinance conference November 23-26,2016

9th Biennial microfinance conference November 23-26,2016

The conference brought together more than 120 participants from microfinance institutions,…

MFI Technical Service Providers Certification Program- Launched

MFI Technical Service Providers Certification Program- Launched

AEMFI in partnership with internationally renowned certifying organization (Frankfurt School of…

10th Biennial Microfinance Conference held between November 28- December 1,2018

10th Biennial Microfinance Conference held between November 28- December 1,2018

The 10th Biennial conference took place from Wednesday November 28 to…

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