Contribute to economic transformation in Africa

Promoting manufacturing productivity in and between sectors to catalyse inclusive economic transformation


Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Minimising negative climate and environmental impact in manufacturing processes


Contribute to economic transformation in Africa

Manufacturing Africa: Supporting the sustainable growth of the African manufacturing sector


What We Offer

Transaction facilitation

To manufacturers and investors that seek neutral advisory support to reduce the risk, cost and deal time of manufacturing transactions with the greatest additionality and development impact.

Technical assistance

To governments and other public institutions to overcome regulatory, capacity and strategy obstacles, and to the private sector to address weak or non-existent markets for inputs and services.

Latest News

MA Articles
October 25, 2022

Promoting Agribusiness Investments at African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)

Food security is one of Manufacturing Africa’s key focus areas. To strengthen the programme’s commitment to agriculture and food security, the MA Team in Rwanda connected with stakeholders in the…
MA Articles
October 25, 2022

Highlighting Opportunities for Investing in SME Manufacturing at KAM Forum

Manufacturing Africa’s TF (Transaction Facilitation) Advisor for Kenya Sajan Shah was part of a panel that spoke at the recently held Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ (KAM) forum that was held…
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September 23, 2022

Watch Manufacturing Africa’s Portfolio Lead Faheem Chowdhury speaking to CNBC Africa about manufacturing FDI flows into East Africa in the last few years

Foreign private investment in East Africa region’s manufacturing sector dropped significantly in 2021 as a result of COVID-19 with the region registering lower deal value to the average value each…

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


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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