Scaling agriprocessing and value addition.

An MA-supported FMCG company in Ethiopia is manufacturing edible oil from locally produced seeds and raising incomes of local farmers.


Unlocking the growth of new manufacturing sectors.

Our sector studies developed in partnership with governments, public institutions and private sector have identified new sectors with the potential to unlock thousands of jobs.


Accelerating the growth of textile and apparel industry.

MA assisted a Rwandan apparel company that produces and exports clothing to the European market to navigate the Covid crisis and secure capital


Supporting Sustainable
Transport Solutions.

With MA-backing a technology-enabled transportation company in Nigeria closed a fund-raising series to finance the scaling up of its electric vehicles fleet.


What We Offer

Deal support

  • Investor readiness support across financial analysis, modeling, marketing materials, business planning and other transaction support
  • Market studies covering commercial gaps in data and strategic issues in the region
  • Development impact improvement support across climate and environment issues, gender and social safeguarding, governance and impact measurement

Sector support

  • Public sector technical assistance to government and IPAs capacity and to developing policy at manufacturing sector levels
  • Sector wide strategic transformation studies to help develop and transform selected manufacturing sectors with significant development impact

Latest News

MA Articles
June 29, 2023

MA Connects with Investors at the Largest Africa-Focused Private Capital Gathering

Manufacturing Africa was present at the 19th African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) Conference that was held in Cairo, Egypt in early May. AVCA is the largest Africa-focused private capital gathering…
MA Articles
June 29, 2023

Africa CEO Forum – MA Engages Key Business Leaders

The Africa CEO Forum (ACF) is the largest private-sector summit on the continent that gathers CEOs, elected officials, investors, analysts and thought leaders to discuss the role of African business…
MA Articles
April 17, 2023

MA Engages Stakeholders at Invest Rwanda Forum

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente launched the second phase of the ‘Manufacture and Build to Recover’ programme (MBRP) at the Invest Rwanda Forum held on 2nd March 2023 at the…

Manufacturing Africa programme is supporting the sustainable growth of the manufacturing sector in Africa

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(last updated in May 2023)


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Our Priority Areas



As part of the UK Government’s commitment to meeting internationally agreed targets on greenhouse gas emissions, climate and…

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Global health and

vaccine manufacturing

Pharmaceuticals is a strategic sector that has gained even more importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Less than 5% of pharmaceutical…

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Food security and


Smallholder farmers make up about 60% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population and agriculture accounts for approximately 23% of its GDP.

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