Aceli Africa March 2024 Stakeholder Convening Recap

Published 17 May 2024

In March, more than 200 attendees came together in Entebbe, Uganda for Aceli’s stakeholder convening on agri-SME finance. Participants included senior leaders, agribusiness managers, and frontline loan officers from 50 lenders as well as technical assistance providers, industry associations, donors, and policymakers from across the region. 

Designed as a dialogue in the spirit of “coming together to do hard and important things,” the goals of the convening were to share learning and orient to solutions across three areas:

 1)  Translating strategic commitments by lenders into operational practices to increase agri-SME lending;

2)  Expanding reach to underserved populations and deepening impact related to women and youth, food security and nutrition, and climate and environment; and

3)  Facilitating collaboration between actors working to unlock the growth and impact of agri-SMEs across capital supply, capital demand, and enabling environment.

Read a summary of key discussions & takeaways from the convening

The Aceli team at the March 2024 Aceli Africa Stakeholder Convening in Uganda.
Published 17 May 2024