MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 184 Newsletter | 06/2018

DFS Customer Development Opportunities in Nigeria
by Jacqueline Jumah, Senior Analyst in DFS, MicroSave & Irene Wagaki, DFS Specialist

Customer development is a fundamental requirement for any business. In digital financial services (DFS), we can view customer development as a journey that comprises customer discovery, customer captivation, and appropriating value... Read more.

In Focus

MFW4A to host two-day workshop, "Closing the Trade Finance Gap for African SMEs," in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on 19-20 June, 2018

As part of the Trade Finance Initiative, launched in partnership with GIZ and the AfDB, MFW4A will host 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 will bring 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 (SMEs). Read more.

Save the Date! Agriculture Insurance Webinar - 27 June 2018

Webinar - Enhancing Access to Index-Based Weather Insurance: A New Marketing Approach in Burkina Faso
27 June 2018 | 02:00pm GMT

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, and will subsequently explore the challenges facing agriculture insurance uptake across the continent. Register Now!

2018 Annual Bank Conference on Africa
14.06.2018 - 15.06.2018 | Stanford, California


Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference
20.06.2018 - 21.06.2018 | Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS)
24.06.2018 - 26.06.2018 | Washington D.C, US

MFW4A at the 2018 AACB Continental Seminar in Chad

  • The MFW4A Secretariat participated in the Continental Seminar of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB), hosted by the Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale (BEAC), from 14 to 16 May in N'djamena, Chad. The event was organized under the theme “Financial technology innovations, cybercrime: Challenges for central banks." Read more.

Affordable Housing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities - The webinar report is now available!

  • This second edition (in a series of three) webinars on the relationship between pension funds and housing finance was held May 24, 2018, and provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by pension funds in the affordable housing sector in Africa. Read the report HERE.

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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