AFD in South Africa

Willing to support local and regional development, the Johannesburg  agency now funds more than thirty projects and has increased its activity by four between 2004 and 2008 to meet the financing needs of projects for  the region's development. Photo © Coda


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Initiated by AFD: 25 African leaders of the private sector from 14 Africans countries gathered for a program on three Campuses: Cape Town, Dakar and Paris!


25 African leaders of the private sector from 14 Africans countries gathered for a program on three Campuses: Cape Town, Dakar and Paris!

The Lead Campus program started on Monday, April 4th 2016.
Initiated by the AFD, supported by the Foundation Africa-France, this innovative program alternates workshop on three sessions and distance training.
Affirm its leadership, develop its capacities to innovate, to build and to make and to grow it professional project, to integrate the social and environmental stakes as new relay of transformation of the company: such are the challenges on which 25 participants will have to work.
An academic partnership innovating between faculties of Paris political science, the ISM of Dakar, the University of Cape Town and the CEFEB, the AFD company university has allowed the emergence of a program of a new kind built for and with the African private sector.

SUNREF, AFD’s Green Finance Label: Website Now Online


AFD has made a dedicated platform available to green finance actors (banks, companies, donors, public authorities) which allows them to collect, disseminate and capitalize on best practices.

The SUNREF website is thereby an ecosystem for green finance which provides actors in the sector with new opportunities to implement innovative and effective operational approaches. Finally, this website gives an additional understanding of the green finance projects implemented by AFD, the green investments made in Africa, the Indian Ocean, Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean, SUNREF’s innovative approach and its benefits, its partners, and the types of eligible financing. SUNREF’s aim is to pool the efforts of all actors in order to facilitate the scaling up which is essential for addressing the environmental challenges.

EUR 1.5M grant to CAHF to strengthen the affordable housing finance sector in francophone Africa


AFD has awarded a grant of €1,5 million to the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF), a not-for-profit think tank based in Johannesburg, South Africa, to extend its work into francophone Africa.  The programme will run from 2016 – 2021.

The main objective of the programme is to support the development and deepening of Africa’s housing finance sector in francophone Africa, through the provision of data and market intelligence, as well as capacity building among key players. This will support practitioner investment decisions and policy developments, leading to increased investment in affordable housing and housing finance in Africa.  The programme also facilitates active exchange of experiences, case studies, and data between Francophone and Anglophone Africa.
For further details, please have a look at the Press Release

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