Webinar: Impact Investing in Africa - Responding to the Pandemic

  • 12 May 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar - instructions will be emailed to registrants


  • We welcome new participants living most of their time in Africa. Please respect the honor system when selecting this complimentary registration.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic weaves its destructive path across the globe, there has been a curious situation of lower than expected confirmed cases in Africa. However, the continent’s economies face the grim prospects of a simultaneous collapse in demand, reduced export income and capital flight. Join us in an online conversation with Africa’s heroic impact investors, market builders and social entrepreneurs who have risen to the occasion to help prevent the continent’s economic dynamism from faltering.  The webinar takes place Tue, May 12, 12 - 1pm EDT (NYC time).

The session will unpack how investors and entrepreneurs are shifting gears to realize both positive social impact and financial return.  Themes to be addressed include:

  • Challenges and opportunities in accessing capital
  • Evolving investment strategies - examining risks and supporting long-term resiliency
  • The impact of COVID-19 on due diligence steps
  • The role of market builders (e.g. EAVCA)
  • The influence of African governments and China's influence
  • Recommendations for investors and predictions for 2020

Featuring experts live from Kenya, Ghana, and New York:

  • Amanda Cotterman, Managing Partner, EquaLife CapitalAfrica's first venture-debt fund, and EquaLife Advisory Services, hands-on strategic and financial management support to start-ups and SMEs throughout the region. Amanda's focus is on building and investing in businesses catering to emerging middle-class consumers in East Africa.
  • Kwame Marfo, Managing Partner, Africa Empowerment Fund and Chair of Investment Committee, Diaspora Capital. Kwame is an impact investor and social entrepreneur with investments across agribusiness, real estate, technology and media sectors
  • Esther Ndeti, Executive Director, East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), a firm that raises awareness and engages on regional policy matters on behalf of investors as well as the mobilization of capital flows in East Africa. Esther has a proven track record of success in the region’s investment & SME sector with a focus on program management, fundraising, and business development.
  • George Boakye Sarpong, founder and CEO of Green Gold Farms. GGF's vision is to be Ghana's largest vertically-oriented and value-add agriculture business. George believes Africa can feed itself, and its people can be empowered to lift themselves out of poverty. 

ICF Members can pre-register at no cost. Non-Members may join for a $15 registration. Membership is available at levels for $25, $50 and $95, learn more. Login instructions for this Zoom videoconference will be emailed after your registration is completed.


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