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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…
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June 26, 2022

Africities Summit: MA Promotes the Green Cities Agenda

Manufacturing Africa made a strong case for green cities at the 9th edition of the Africities summit, held in Kenya's city of Kisumu. The 5-day event brought together more than…
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May 18, 2022

Collaborating with Manufacturers to Implement Extended Producer Regulation

Only 55% of Kenya’s waste is collected and less than half of that (~20% total waste) is collected by formal collectors registered with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). To…
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April 11, 2022

UK High Commissioner Tours Manufacturing Africa Supported Companies in Rwanda

As part of the UK’s commitment to support economic growth in Africa, the UK High Commissioner to Rwanda H.E. Mr Omar Daair visited two companies that have benefitted from the…
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April 11, 2022

MA partners with Rwanda Development Board to Boost Manufacturing Investment

Part of Manufacturing Africa’s mandate is to help enhance the capability of investment promotion agencies. In line with this, MA programme representatives trained the Rwanda Development Board’s deal teams on…
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April 11, 2022

MA Participates in Commonwealth Forum to Boost UK Africa Trade Linkages

The Manufacturing Africa Programme team in the UK participated in the recently concluded Trading with the Commonwealth Forum that was held in Birmingham, UK. This event was one of a…
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March 22, 2022

Manufacturing Africa and Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Collaboration to Boost Manufacturing in Nigeria

On Thursday 17th February 2022, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) hosted the Manufacturing Africa programme team at a breakfast meeting that brought together about 80 members of…

Manufacturing enterprises set to reap big from UK-funded programme

Manufacturers seeking capital injections are set to benefit from a Sh180 billion program funded by the UK government to scale up their operations. The Manufacturing Africa program, which is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office offers support to businesses in agro-processing, textiles, pharmaceuticals, industrial parks and electronic products to spur growth manufacturing in Africa.

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Manufacturing investments to rebound as UK project kicks off in Nigeria

Investments in Nigeria’s manufacturing sector are expected to make a rebound post-covid-19 as the United Kingdom fully kicks off its Manufacturing Africa (MA) project in the country.

The MA project is an initiative of the UK government through its Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) which aims to attract £1.2 billion of foreign direct investment and create 90,000 jobs (13,750 direct and over 75,000 indirect jobs) in the manufacturing sector across Africa between 2019 and 2026.

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