AFSiC – Investing in Africa 2023

9th – 10th October
Park Plaza, Westminster
London | UK

Climate Week

Africa Climate Summit/Week 2023

4th – 8th September 
Nairobi | Kenya
Venue: KICC

FSD Africa 10 year Anniversary

A decade of impact in strengthening & greening financial markets in Africa.

Impact Report 2022

We are pleased to present to you our 2022 Development Impact report, our first since revising our strategy in early 2021. The report presents key insights into our performance under this new strategy, building on some key achievements from our past.

Our Mission

Our interventions are designed from the ground up, to ensure that Africa’s financial markets better serve those most in need – today, and long after our programmes end.

As countries begin to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, we must take the historic opportunity to tackle climate change at the same time – to build back better, and greener.

Alok Sharma, UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) President.

About us

About Us

We make Finance work for Africa’s future

Established in 2012 and supported by UK aid, FSD Africa is a specialist development agency working to build and strengthen financial markets across sub-Saharan Africa.

FSD Africa is incorporated as a non-profit company limited by guarantee in Kenya. It is funded by UK aid from the UK government.

We provide tools and resources to drive large-scale change in financial markets and support sustainable economic development.

We address financial market failures to bring about growth and opportunity.

Our business is to help create a sustainable future for Africa’s people and its natural environment.

At FSD Africa, our programming is designed to address systemic challenges within Africa’s financial markets, with the aim of sparking large-scale and long-term change. Our interventions are designed from the ground up, to ensure that Africa’s financial markets better serve those most in need – today, and long after our programmes end.

From our headquarters in Nairobi, our team of over 35 financial sector experts lead ambitious programmes spanning 28 countries across the continent.

FSD Africa is part of a family of 10 financial sector deepening, or FSD programmes, operating across sub-Saharan Africa, known as the FSD Network. Together, the network provides over £50m a year in financial support to high-potential financial market development programmes, and employs over 150 financial sector experts, based in local offices across Africa.

As the FSD Network’s regional programme, FSD Africa works to strengthen the impact of individual FSDs and the network as a whole. We regularly convene the community, provide capacity building support, and foster opportunities for collaboration.

Green Continent Campaign

Green Finance

Africa must green its financial sector to finance a green revolution

Africa, one of the most climate-vulnerable regions of the world, currently captures just three per cent of sustainable investment flows, showing the challenge for low-income developing countries to capitalise on the green finance boom.

Targeted results by March 2026


50% of FSD Africa’s partner financial intermediaries report publicly on climate risks and risk mitigation strategies


Mobilise over £1.6b in funding for projects that address both climate change and the needs of low income, marginalised groups and women


80% of sme’s and individuals feel protected against health, environmental and financial shocks as a result of FSD Africa’s interventions

5.6M People

Reach over 5.6 million people and small businesses with improved access to health, clean energy and affordable housing

7.5 (tCO2e)

Greenhouse gas emissions reduced and/or avoided as a result of FSD Africa initiatives


Over 89,000 jobs supported through FSD Africa initiatives


Facilitate the closure of over 40 transactions across Africa