MFW4A hosted a two (2) day workshop on “Closing the Trade Finance Gap for African SMEs” in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 19-20 June, 2018. The event brought together local banks, other financial institutions, and development partners to identify and investigate the barriers to bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa, with a focus on the specific challenges and solutions for small and medium sized enterprises.

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Making Finance Work for Africa and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) are pleased to present on Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 1:00pm GMT a webinar entitled, "Lowering the high interest rate cost of housing finance in Africa". This webinar is based on an eponymous report authored by Michael Fuchs for CAHF, and the session will provide insights into the measures that might be taken to reduce the interest rate cost of housing across the continent. Register Now!

Making Finance Work for Africa, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Planet Guarantee, University of Kent and Oklahoma State University are pleased to present a webinar on "Enhancing Access to Index-Based Weather Insurance: A New Marketing Approach in Burkina Faso" on 27 June, 2018 at 13H00 GMT. Based on the findings of a study conducted in Burkina Faso, the webinar will provide an overview of the state of the index-based weather insurance in Africa, as well as discuss knowledge gaps and uptake challenges across Africa. Register Now!

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