MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 165 Newsletter | 07/2017

"I've got your back" - the role of mutualitées in the DRC
by Jaco Weideman, Research Associate & Renée Hunter, Research Analyst - CENFRI

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country with a volatile history and topography that's tough to navigate. It's not the easiest place to live when you consider the risks that you are exposed to on a regular basis... Read More.

To the Future and Back: Financial Inclusion in the Arab World
by Nadine Chehade, Financial Inclusion Specialist, CGAP

Imagine it is 2030 and nearly everyone in the Arab world has access to financial services. Over the past two decades, legal reforms have expanded the financial market for existing and new financial service providers, spurring greater specialization and competition... Read More.

In Focus

Save the date! 33rd AUHF Conference & AGM - 17 October 2017

This year's African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) Conference under the theme, "Engaging the Housing Value Chain for Growth", brings together key players in Africa's housing and housing finance industry to chart a way for the betterment of housing across the continent. Read more.

Fund for Rural Prosperity - 2017 Competition Now Open
by The MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity, a $50 million challenge fund, launched a new competition on 20 June 2017 to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa. Read More.

AAIAS/IAIS/A2ii Meeting for Insurance Supervisors in Africa
26.07.2017 - 27.07.2017 | Pretoria, South Africa

Microinsurance Learning Session - 4th Regional Learning Session - Eastern and Southern Africa
29.08.2017 - 30.08.2017 | Kigali, Rwanda

School of African Microfinance (SAM)
04.09.2017 - 15.09.2017 | Mombasa, Kenya

MFW4A - CAHF webinar series

MFW4A - EIB webinar

Islamic finance webinar series

Summer Break Announcement

Dear reader,

Your newsletter is taking a break in August. Therefore, we will not have an August edition, but we will return in the first week of September.

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