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The AFIF 2015 has brought together over 200 key players and decision-makers in the African finance and investment sector, as well as stakeholders from government and civil society from across the continent and the rest of the world. The conference has become one of the important annual international finance and investment gatherings on the African continent.

AFIF’s traditional plenary sessions were complemented this year with several lively panel discussions involving key global experts on such topics as improving access to finance for SMEs, financing agriculture and agribusiness, financing infrastructure and energy projects, and financing Africa’s healthcare sector.

One of the key events of the Forum was the initiation of a far-reaching Public-Private Dialogue on Impact Investment in Africa, a joint initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Union Commission (AUC).

The dialogue provided a platform through which representatives of the public and private sectors discussed concrete interventions to catalyze the impact investment sector and contribute towards the achievement of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and the recently ratified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was intended to initiate a continental discussion around the concept of impact investment, how to attract investors and how to foster enterprise, and specifically social enterprise, to the benefit of all Africans.

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We seek to empower the spirit of entrepreneurship in Africa

  • Facilitate access to finance
  • Connect businesses horizontally and vertically
  • Create an exchange of know-how
  • Engage the relevant Public-Private dialogue
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