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The 8th FSD Kenya annual lecture

Every year since 2015, FSD Kenya has held a public annual lecture focusing on current and emerging financial sector issues.

Ms. Sanda Ojiambo, who serves as the Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the United Nations Global Compact, will deliver the 8th FSD Kenya annual lecture on Thursday the 27th of October 2022 from 4:00 – 7:00pm East Africa Time. 

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Sustainable finance disclosures for financial sector authorities

Sustainable finance is becoming an increasingly important form of finance for Africa. Key to anchoring sustainable finance effectively is understanding related disclosures and standards.

This presentation unpacks how the intersection of innovation, fintech and sustainable finance reporting and disclosure standards are creating an interesting future of supervision and regulation for financial sector.

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Environmental risk exposure in the Kenyan banking sector

he Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) partnered with FSD Kenya and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to undertake a study on the environmental risk exposure in the Kenyan banking sector.

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Climate action in Africa: Pathways towards resilient sustainable cities

Africa’s urbanization is increasing and remains largely informal, uncontrolled, and unsupported by the continent’s infrastructure. More people are moving to towns and cities, rapidly creating ‘informal’ settlements with limited access to urban services that people need.

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Affordable housing
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Jenga Green Library: Promoting climate smart housing

Jenga Green Library is a directory of green building materials and services, developed by Kenya Green Building Society in partnership with Financial Sector Deepening Kenya, designed to be a one-stop-shop for displaying the entire supply chain of sustainable building materials and services.

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Agriculture & processing
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Understanding Agricultural Value Chains that Supply Nairobi

FSD Kenya partnered with Virtual City to better understand the value chains of fresh produce in Nairobi. The purpose of the assignment is to understand the operations of the packhouses by answering questions about finances, market information, constraints, barriers, and opportunities.

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Green Finance in Kenya

Kenya’s commitment to addressing climate change through green finance has progressively emerged as a key topic underpinning policy development in promoting sustainable development and financial market development.

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AfyaPoa: Lessons and insights on delivering health micro-insurance to gig workers and informal entrepreneurs

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an additional two million Kenyans into poverty. Health shocks are particularly devastating for low-income households, most of which lack access to insurance and hardly save towards such eventualities due to a myriad of competing daily priorities.

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Agriculture & processing
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Using Blended Finance to Navigate the Pandemic: How an Innovative Funding Vehicle is Helping SMEs Survive COVID-19 and Advance the SDGs

To reach the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, emerging economies require US $3.3 to $4.5 trillion per year in funding, but they face an estimated annual shortfall of US $2.5 trillion.

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How can Africa benefit from the private sector’s growing interest in climate finance?

While the private sector across the world is on a journey towards greening their activities, COP26 marked a milestone so significant that it was termed the Business and Finance COP. In other words, COP26 made ‘climate action mainstream business’. But what challenges and opportunities does this newfound interest present for Africa?

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FSD Kenya COVID-19 Tracker – Finances, Health, and Coping in Kenya Infographic

The earning population in Kenya has risen by May 2021 from a low point in June 2020; but median income has gone down reflecting pressure on the wider economy. Check out the latest wave of the FSD Kenya COVID 19 Tracker to find out more…

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Affordable housing
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Landlord and Tenant Bill

On Thursday July 29th 2021, FSD Kenya made oral submissions to the Parliamentary Committee reviewing the Landlord and Tenant Bill 2021.

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Affordable housing
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Reall formalise landmark collaboration with Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSD), to drive solutions to the affordable housing crisis

Reall, innovators and investors in affordable housing are proud to sign a new commitment with FSD Kenya, who support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya.

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Digitisation and knowledge portal to promote affordable housing
Affordable housing
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Digitisation and knowledge portal to promote affordable housing

Recent technological innovations in Kenya are going far in supporting the growth of Kenya’s affordable housing market, by providing an opportunity to leapfrog the less flexible systems that have  dominated housing supply in the past.

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Upcoming Webinar – Digitisation and Knowledge Portal for Affordable Housing on 22nd June 2021

We are pleased to invite you to a webinar on the 22nd of June from 3 pm EAT on Digitisation and Knowledge Portal for Affordable Housing.

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