Sanad Womenpreneur Tour returns for a second round Turning Crisis into Opportunities
April 7, 2022
The SANAD Fund for MSME’s Technical Assistance Facility (SANAD TAF) hosted a webinar facilitating a knowledge exchange between 15 partner financial institutions engaged in agrifinance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose was to discuss new ideas, lessons learned, and possible ways to expand agricultural lending in both regions.
The webinar featured a keynote presentation from Tim Strong, Head of Agricultural Finance for Opportunity International, and panel discussions with top regional agrifinance experts. The webinar discussed challenges and opportunities in agrifinance, emerging trends and market applications, and explored case studies from sub-Saharan Africa.
The SANAD Fund for MSME finances micro, small, and medium enterprises and low-income households in the Middle East and North Africa and selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa via qualified local lenders. SANAD thereby fosters economic development and job creation – including youth employment – agriculture, affordable housing, and innovations in finance and financial technologies. SANAD strives to meet these goals by providing debt and equity financing to its local partners.