Contribute to economic transformation in Africa

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


Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Minimising negative climate and environmental impact in manufacturing processes


Contribute to economic transformation in Africa

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


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

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September 23, 2022

How COVID-19 has impacted FDI flows in East Africa’s manufacturing sector

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…
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September 20, 2022

MA Strengthens Investor Networks at Annual East Africa Private Capital Conference

Manufacturing Africa attended one of the most significant convenings of investment professionals and supporting industries in East Africa. Coming off a two-year period of remarkable business transformation, the theme of…
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June 26, 2022

MA Partners with DIT to Connect Ethiopian Businesses to Capital

The UK’s Department of International Trade (DIT) in collaboration with Grant Thornton organized a forum in Addis Ababa aimed at growing Ethiopian businesses by matching them with UK investors. Opened…

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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