East Africa Programs - Overview

Key FSVC Indicators for East Africa from 2011 - 2014: 

           51         1,319         10,049
Projects Completed People Impacted Pro-Bono Hours

Promoting Regional Financial Integration (2011 – Present)
FSVC, in partnership with USAID and the Open Society Foundation, is implementing a program to promote regional financial sector deepening and integration among the five members of the East African Community.  Notably, FSVC has helped identify and address regulatory issues impeding integration; assisted the insurance sector in formally adopting a harmonized supervision manual; and contributed to an EAC regional regulatory structure for pensions and a workplan for regulating payment and settlement systems.  

Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (2011 – 2014)

Since 2011, with support from the U.S. Department of State, FSVC has been a key partner to regulatory authorities,
financial institutions and others in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in strengthening their anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).  FSVC’s program is yielding significant results in strengthening the 
AML/CFT capacity of commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions and designated non-financial business and professions.  FSVC is also helping to improve AML/CFT supervision and examination by central banks and other key regulators.  

Office Contact
Edward T. Sia
Regional Director – East Africa
Financial Services Volunteer Corps
Consolidated Bank House - Room 533
23 Koinange Street, Nairobi
Tel U.S.: (+1-212) 771-1433
Tel Kenya: (+254) 705811140
Fax: (+1-212) 421-2162