During this workshop the audience will be informed and inspired on 3 different funding facility models that answer to improved financial access for the private sector in the agricultural and other sectors: HortImpact, Innovations Against Poverty and Finance for Agriculture. By illustrating these three cases from SNV’s and Financial Access’ existing project portfolio in Africa, active funding facilities are presented that aim at solving market failures regarding financial access for the missing middle, the needs of low-income groups and/or addressing wider systemic change. All three facilities are currently active and can be of interest for those organizations that are looking for investment.
The workshop will have an interactive character with combined informative presentations and panel and group discussions. The workshop will be of particular interest to international and local businesses operating in Eastern / Southern Africa and looking for finance as for organizations working with these businesses, such as NGO’s, financial intermediaries, impact investors, consultants and others.
Presentation from the workshop can be found here.
SNV Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), an international not-for-profit organization is dedicated to a society in which all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. Our key areas of operation include agriculture, WASH and renewable energy, with inclusive business and gender being some of core cross-cutting competencies that leverage sustainable impact across these sectors. In the coming years, SNV manages the Innovations Against Poverty fund with windows in Zambia, Uganda and Ethiopia.
Financial Access Capital Partners (FA) is a financial services advisory and financing firm active in emerging markets and developing economies in Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. We often work on behalf of investors or financiers — including private institutional investors as well as multi- and bilateral development finance institutions.
The two organizations show complementary in different projects, for example the ‘Oil palm smallholder farmer access to finance’ project in Indonesia under which an oil palm replanting financing structure for independent smallholders has been developed resulting in higher yields without deforestation. Another example is ‘Finance for Agriculture’ in Uganda about which the organizers are happy to explain more during the workshop!