MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 82 Newsletter | 09/2013

East Africa Venture Capital Association - EAVCA

1. Could you briefly introduce your institution?


The East Africa Venture Capital Association ("EAVCA") was founded in 2013 to represent the private equity industry in East Africa and provide a voice for industry players to raise awareness and engage on regional policy matters. The association will offer training with more localized content, targeting more junior team members, furthermore offering networking opportunities as well as seeking to capture industry data and statistics.


EAVCA is seeking to bridge the knowledge gap between the public and private sector on the importance of the asset class and the impact the nascent industry can have on growing enterprises and the development of our economies. Read More.

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16.09.2013 | Zambia's central bank wants half the population to access financial services by 2015
The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has revealed its objective to increase access to financial services to 50 per cent of the population by 2015.  

16.09.2013 | Shelter Afrique issues €30 million bond

Shelter Afrique has launched a Sh3.5 billion (€30 million) five year bond, with a provision to raise the amount to Sh5 billion in the event of over subscription.    

13.09.2013 | SEC to set up new development strategy for Nigeria's capital market
In an effort to strengthen Nigeria's capital market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) inaugurated on Monday in Lagos a "10-year Capital Market Master Plan Committee".  



Fighting Poverty, Profitability: Transforming the Economics of Payments to Build Sustainable, Inclusive Finance Systems
R. Voorhies, J. Lamb, M. Oxman | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | 2013    

Cooperative and Islamic Banks: What can they Learn from Each Other?
S. Al-Muharrami, D.C. Hardy | IMF | 2013      


Microfinance and Mobile Banking: Blurring the Lines?
M. Hanouch, S. Rotman | CGAP | 2013

4th International Conference on Financial Services (IFS)
02.10.2013 – 04.10.2013 | Wild Coast, South Africa   


3rd Global Islamic Microfinance Forum   
06.10.2013 – 08.10.2013 | Dubai, U.A.E


The 4th Annual SuperReturn Africa 2013
03.12.2013 – 05.12.2013 | Accra, Ghana



MFW4A Yearly Report 2012

The report presents the activities conducted by the MFW4A Partnership Secretariat with reference to the key strategic goals set forth in the Partnership's three-year strategy for 2012-2014. The report further highlights significant outcomes during the year in promoting financial sector development in Africa.

Access the new Stakeholder Engagement Web Portal for further information on MFW4A's engagement activities with African financial sector stakeholders. 

Watch the new MFW4A animated presentation. 

Access the Landscaping Microinsurance in Africa Map which provides up-to-date data on microinsurance providers, products, distribution channels, and market trends.

Visit the MFW4A online Donor Projects Database (DPD).

Discover what the international press reports on Africa's financial sectors in our weekly Press Digest - now publicly available on the MFW4A website!

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
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