Following IGD’s successful ‘Making Markets Work’ Finance workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in March 2018, that brought together Tanzania-based SMEs in the maize value chain, financial institutions and business advisory service providers, IGD is focused on unlocking critical barriers to growth by addressing capacity and knowledge gaps faced by SMEs.
IGD hosted a side event, “Financing African Agro-Processing Industry” on July 11-12, during the African Export-Import Bank’s annual meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, on how banks can accelerate expanding access to financing for SMEs working in agro-industry.
IGD’s Board of Directors announced that Leila Ndiaye will be promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IGD. She succeeds Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, who will remain close to the organization in his new role of President Emeritus and Senior Advisor.
Read the press release on the IGD panel session, “Unlocking Agriculture’s Economic Potential in ECOWAS Countries through Agro-industry and Agro-processing”, on July 11-12, on the sidelines of African Export-Import Bank’s annual meeting in Abuja, Nigeria.
Read the report from the April 11 marketplace workshop that explored how SMEs in the mango value chain can access financial resources to scale their businesses.
Watch the full panel discussion on successful models for private sector-led economic growth in Africa at CSIS. The panel was organized in collaboration with the Initiative for Global Development (IGD).