EU Africa Business Forum: Impact Investment in Africa
With the clock ticking down to the ‘European Development Days – EU Africa Business Forum’ this month, it’s a hive of frantic final preparation at the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry here in Addis Ababa to lead one of the two side events organized in Brussels on ‘Impact Investment in Africa ‘.
What’s Impact Investment you may ask?
Impact investing isn't philanthropy; it aims to turn a profit. But unlike conventional investing, impact investing is designed to serve a larger social purpose: providing underserved populations with the resources they need to improve their lives.
To give you a sense of the topic, I want to share with you today a primer on some of the speakers for Africa who will be leading the discussion.
- Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun: Chairperson of United Africa Group, Former President of Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Marco Francis: Founder and President of AAA International Services – Financial, Former President of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Treasure Maphanga, AU Commission, Director Trade and Industry Division
For more information please visit the website https://eudevdays.eu/std_registration.
Fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14)
TICAD VI will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 August 2016. H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, announced on, Saturday 31 January 2016, in the company of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Representative and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan to the AU 26th Summit. The announcement of the dates of the TICAD VI was made at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in the sideline of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads and State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The 5th annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum will be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 9 - 10 June 2016 and will be host to many Project Owners / Developers from Africa who are looking for investors, financiers, partners, service providers and product suppliers to develop Infrastructure Projects across Africa and some specific to certain countries and cities.
The conference will be held under the auspices of Cross River State Government (CRSG) and ably supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment with technical support of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and Omni Systems Inc. USA .
The Conference has as its theme, “GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR DIVERSIFICATION IN AFRICAN ECONOMIES”.
This conference is coming at the time that Nigeria and other African countries are geared towards the diversification of their economies through Agriculture, Solid Minerals Development, Trade, Information Technology, Renewal Energy, and sustainable socio-economic development. As a local and municipal government event, the conference is targeted at city mayors, local government administrators and investors, worldwide. In this regard, many mayors and companies in their domain, senior local government officials, investors, industrialists, development partners, non-governmental organizations and other business prospectors are expected to participate at the forum.
The worldwide conference is expected to have in attendance over 1000 participants comprising international mayors, city administrators ,investors and companies in their domain, international organizations, development partners, NGOs, Nigeria’s 774 local government chairmen and the 6 area councils chairmen of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja, capital of Nigeria; this is to enable for strategic collaboration between the international foreign investors, industrialists, and development partners, for significant infrastructural and economic development, in the rural and urban communities across Africa.
It is expected that Nigeria and other participating nations across Africa will leverage on this conference to attract investors’ interest in their vast economic potentials especially in Agriculture, Solid Minerals, Tourism, Information Technology and sustainable Infrastructure for development. Read More