MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 180 Newsletter | 04/2018

Are Banks Necessary? And other Questions
by Tokunboh Ishmael, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Alitheia Identity

Asking this question will no doubt raise eyebrows and much consternation, especially in Nigeria where Alitheia Identity invests in financial services and financial technology aka Fintech. The question is meant to shock banks to get off the fence and into action... Read more.

In Focus

Leveraging African Pension Funds for Housing Finance Webinar Series - Second Session - 26 April 2018

Webinar 2 - Affordable Housing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
26 April 2018 | 01:00pm GMT


Making Finance Work for Africa and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (CAHF) are pleased to present a webinar on "Affordable Housing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities" on April 26, 2018 at 13H GMT. The webinar will provide market insight and industry knowledge on the affordable housing market, as well as the opportunities available for pension funds to finance this asset from a housing financier’s perspective. Register Now!

Africa SME Finance Forum 2018

Register for Africa SME Finance Forum 2018


Join leaders from banks, fintech companies, development finance institutions, and regulators at the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018. The conference will focus on how Africa is harnessing innovation to transform traditional banking industry. The action-packed event will include interactive sessions, study visits to high performing institutions, a B2B marketplace, fintech expo, and ample networking opportunities. Learn more and register.

In The News This Fortnight

Interview with Emmanuel Zamblé - Author and Capital Markets Consultant

"Understanding and Investing in the Stock Market" (FR)


In this interview, Emmanuel Zamblé presents his book entitled "Understanding and Investing in the Stock Market" (FR), which aims to disseminate basic concepts of financial and stock markets. The book also highlights the challenges of accessing stock markets in Africa, the opportunities for listing SMEs and the role of policy makers in promoting financial literacy. Read more.

7th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) Seminar
19.04.2018 - 20.04.2018 | Nairobi, Kenya

15th Annual AVCA Conference
22.04.2018 - 26.04.2018 | Marrakech, Morocco

Africa Financial Services Investment Conference - AFSIC 2018
02.05.2018 - 04.05.2018 | London, UK

The 2017 MFW4A Af
rica Financial News (AFN)

  • Compiled by MFW4A, the 2017 MFW4A AFN lists articles and op-eds on the African financial sector that featured in the MFW4A newsletters in 2017. These articles are available on the portal on both the French and English pages. Read the report.

Trade Finance in Africa: Overcoming Challenges - The MFW4A Webinar Report is out!

  • A Trade Finance webinar titled ‘Overcoming the Challenges of Trade Finance in Africa’ was held on March 21, 2018. The session, the first in a series of webinars on the topic, is an integral part of MFW4A’s work program in its 2018 -2020 strategy. The webinar specifically feeds into the MFW4A Trade Finance Initiative, a joint programme with BMZ/GIZ and the AfDB. Read the Report.

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


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