MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 167 Newsletter | 09/2017

In Focus

2017 African Microfinance Week

SAM 2017 - Creating values for SMEs: A key role for microfinance
09.10.2017 - 13.10.2017  | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


The African Microfinance Week (SAM) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years. With the support of MFW4A, a conference entitled Research Meets Africa will take place on October 9th 2017 alongside the SAM, including the MFW4A parallel session on October 10th. Read more.

Global SME Finance Forum 2017

Register today for Global SME Finance Forum 2017 and catch Early Bird special rates


Join 400 leaders from banks, fintechs and development finance institutions at the Global SME Finance Forum 2017. Taking place in Berlin from November 1 to 3, this year's conference will explore issues around "Digitization of SME Finance". The program will include interactive sessions, study tours to high-performing institutions, fintech demos, a B2B marketplace and networking sessions. Learn more and register before September 30 for the $200 early bird.

In The News This Forthnight

WeCashUp - Interview with Cédric Atangana
by Cédric Atangana, Co-Founder and CEO, WeCashUp

In this interview, Cédric Atangana, a young African, passionate about technology, talks about his academic background and professional life while presenting WeCashUp, a product of Infinity Space, a digital financial services startup he co-founded and currently manages. Read more.

Pension provision in Africa remains low
by Gerald Gondo, Business Development Executive, Riscura

With 72% of sub-Saharan Africans employed in the informal sector, the traditional pension system is being called into question. The large numbers employed by the informal economy have historically limited the size of traditional pension funds and partially resulted in the continent’s low level of pension coverage... Read More.

International Conference on Financial Services - UNISA
10.10.2017 - 12.10.2017 | Hermanus, South Africa

Private Equity in Africa
18.10.2017 | London, UK

2017 Global Development Finance Conference
18.10.2017 - 19.10.2017 | Cape Town, South Africa

MFW4A Joint Initiative

MFW4A Parallel Session - 2017 African Microfinance Week


MFW4A invites individual consultants and consulting firms to indicate their interest to support its Partnership's activities.


Financial Sector Advisor
Deadline: 27 September 2017


Consultancy services for a study on the impact of digitization on the remittance market in the Franc Zone countries
Deadline: 27 September 2017

Consultancy services for a study on the causes of default of SMEs based on the example of the ARIZ Guarantee - AFD (FR)

Deadline: 13 October 2017

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
Immeuble du Centre de Commerce International d'Abidjan (CCIA)
Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


Tel: (225)

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