MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Digital Finance Special Edition - n°171 Newsletter | 11/2017

In Focus

Digital Financial Inclusion Webinar Series - 1st Session

Interoperability and collaboration between Fintechs, Financial Institutions and Mobile Money Providers: The FinForward Program
22 November 2017 | 02:00pm GMT


Making Finance Work for Africa, the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and Above & Beyond were pleased to present the webinar session on interoperability and collaboration between Fintechs, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs). The webinar explored the recently launched FinForward program, a Fintech innovation and integration program that aims to accelerate the digitization of the financial sector in Africa. If you are interested in receiving the recorded proceedings, please send an email to (Caroline Sipalla - MFW4A Communication Officer).

In The News This Fortnight

EIB Digital Financial Inclusion Proceedings Report is Out !

The Proceedings Report of the EIB Africa Day Roundtable themed "Digital Financial Inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa" of July 6th, 2017 is out ! MFW4A was a panelist at the event and gave an overview of the striking diversity of financial inclusion situations throughout sub-Saharan Africa, which call for tailored financial inclusion strategies. MFW4A stated that digital financial inclusion has a high unrealised potential in many countries on the continent. Click HERE to read the Report and learn more on the insightful discussions that took place.

Distributed Ledger Technology: a South African Financial Services Perspective
by Langelihle Mnyandu, Associate in Banking & Financial Services Regulatory, Bowmans

The advent of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has caught the attention of the global financial services industry, with many labelling it a technological revolution that is set to disrupt the financial services infrastructure. DLT is a type of digital ledger or database that is used for the recording, safe keeping and decentralised sharing of data relating to the ownership and possession of a wide range of assets. Read more.

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive
by Grace Njoroge, Financial Inclusion Advisor, KPMG & Howard Miller, Associate Consultant, Nathan Associates

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa. From the largest banks to the smallest fintechs, financial service providers are gearing up for a world in which finance is digital first and in which anyone with access to a mobile phone can also derive benefits from formal financial services... Read More.

European Microfinance Week 2017
29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017 | Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Financial Inclusion Conference 2017
05.12.2017 | Lagos, Nigeria

8th Institutional and Technological Environments of Microfinance (ITEM) on Financial Inclusion
07.12.2017 - 08.12.2017 | Dijon, France

Research Meets Africa Award

Press Releases

The one-day workshop was organized by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) on November 09, 2017, in collaboration with FCI and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), as part of the Bank’s Annual Structured Trade Finance Seminar. Read more.

Applications for Capria's 5th Investment Cycle are currently open. Capria Ventures is a global financial services innovator investing in the “missing middle” finance opportunity in emerging markets which manages multiple investment funds and a global network of impact fund managers. Read more.

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
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Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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