Indaba & Marketplace: Approaching Financial Sector Development in Africa’s Fragile States and Regions

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“Approaching Financial Sector Development in African Fragile States and Regions (FCAS) – Enabling Private Sector Engagement & Addressing Policy Challenges”

– June 28-29, 2016 – African Development Bank Conference Centre, Abidjan, Ivory Coast –

This regional conference will be hosted by MFW4A and FSD Africa, with support from the African Development Bank and FIRST Initiative.

The event presents a new opportunity for business leaders and policy-makers from the continent and beyond to play a more active role in the building of inclusive, competitive and growth-orientated financial markets in Africa.

The objective is to move beyond discussion. The conference aims to be a forum for concrete new partnerships, deal-making and a fresh approach to Africa’s fragile states and regions (FCAS). 

According to Joe Huxley, Strategic Partnerships and Opportunities Co-ordinator at FSD Africa: “Much has been achieved in the financial sector development field. And yet, much work remains. As African economies and financial markets mature, it is critical that no-one is left behind. This is why FSD Africa has taken a strategic decision to prioritise FCAS from 2016 – to support the well-being of the most vulnerable and marginalised on the continent.”

This conference will examine how best governments, development partners and the private sector can contribute to developing and expanding effective financial systems in African countries facing fragile situations.

The conference targets around high-level 150 participants. The agenda and participants list is currently under development. Registration is ongoing on the event website which can be accessed here.

If you’d like to learn more about FSD Africa’s approach to fragile states, especially in DRC, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Zimbabwe, then please email: Joe Huxley (