13 & 14 JULY 2023

Africa Impact Summit

Unleashing African Potential through Impact Investing

About the Summit

The Africa Impact Summit is the leading forum that is driving networking and impact investing thought leadership in Africa.

Hosted by the African Impact Investing community, it provides unique on-the ground insights from national and regional perspectives whilst drawing on the diverse global impact investing community excited about the opportunities Africa presents.

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The programme will showcase Africa’s innovation, pipeline opportunities, and market building efforts, while also reflecting on the challenges the continent faces. The summit welcomes:

For more information, view the press release here and download the summit flyer here 

Programme Schedule

DAY 1 - Morning Session
  • 9:00
  • Plenary Hall

Welcoming Remarks and Opening Address

DAY 1- Morning Session
  • 09:55
  • Panel Discussion
  • Plenary Hall

Building an Enabling Environment for Impact Investing

DAY 1 - Morning Session
  • 10:40
  • Presentation
  • Plenary Hall

Tackling Unemployment and Social Ills – Lessons from the Social Employment Fund

Day 1 - MORNING Session
  • 11:15
  • Presentation
  • Plenary Hall

Innovative Finance for Climate Action - Harnessing blended finance and other financing vehicles

Day 1 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 12:10
  • Panel Discussion
  • Plenary Hall

Investing in SMEs and Start-ups

Day 1 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 14:00
  • Break-Away
  • Room 1

Systems and Design Thinking for Finance Partitioners

Day 1 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 14:00
  • Break-Away
  • Room 2

The Role of Frontier Technologies in Enabling Impact Investing

Day 1 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 14:00
  • Break-Away
  • Room 3

Partnership for Risk & Resilience

Day 1 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 14:00
  • Break-Away
  • Plenary Hall

Africa's Progress Towards the SDGs

Day 1 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 15:45
  • Plenary Hall

Synthesis of Day

Day 1 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 16:15
  • Plenary Hall

Closing Remarks

Day 1 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 16:30 -17:00
  • Plenary Hall

Networking & Wine Tasting

Day 2 - Morning Session
  • 08:30
  • Plenary Hall

Welcoming

Day 2 - MORNING Session
  • 08:40
  • Panel Discussion
  • Plenary Hall

Towards New Narratives of Hope for Fostering Transformative African Futures

Day 2 - MORNING Session
  • 09:15
  • Panel Discussion
  • Plenary Hall

The Future of Impact Investing in Africa

Day 2 - MORNING Session
  • 10:15
  • Panel Discussion
  • Plenary Hall

Accelerating Catalytic Capital Mobilization and Deployment in Africa's Priority Sectors

DAY 2 - Morning Session
  • 11:20
  • Presentation
  • Plenary Hall

Tackling Systemic Issues of Poverty and Unemployment in Africa

Day 2 - MORNING Session
  • 12:00
  • Panel Discussion
  • Plenary Hall

Strategies for Investing in Women Entrepreneurs

Day 2 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 14:00
  • Break-Away
  • Room 1

The Role of Research for Development in Catalysing Private Investment

Day 2 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 14:00
  • Break-Away
  • Room 2

Africa's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Day 2 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 14:00
  • Break-Away
  • Room 3

Impact Management and Measurement Practices

Day 2 - AFTERNOON Session
  • 14:00
  • Break-Away
  • Plenary Hall

The Role of Impact Investors in Solving the Youth Bulge and Youth Unemployment in Africa

Day 2 - Afternoon Session
  • 15:45
  • Plenary Hall

Synthesis of the Day

Day 2 - Afternoon Session
  • 16:15
  • Plenary Hall

Closing Remarks

Day 2 - Afternoon Session
  • 16:30 - 17:00
  • Plenary Hall

Networking & Wine Tasting

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Our Speakers

Andia Laura Chakava

Andia Laura Chakava

Africa Gender Lens Investor I Managing Partner, Afrishela

Elias Masilela

Elias Masilela

MD,Family Investment business, and BuMa Investment Holdings I Chairman of DNA Economics, Sanlam, and Capital Harvest, and Impact Investing South Africa

Celina Lee

Chris Ahlfeldt

Founder & Sustainability Specialist, Blue Horizon Energy Consulting Services

Richard Perez

David Richmond

Director of Product Strategy, GIIN’s IRIS+ and IMM team

Sylvain Merlen

Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Egypt

Etemore Glover

Etemore Glover

CEO, Impact Investors’ Foundation/The Nigerian National Advisory Board for Impact Investing

Dr Phumlani Nkontwana

Dr Phumlani Nkontwana

Director, Allan Gray Centre for Africa Entrepreneurship

Richard Perez

Founding Director, Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika

Joanne Manda

Senior SDG Investment Advisor, UNDP Africa Sustainable Finance Hub

Vukile Themba-Mketo

Vukile Themba-Mketo

Portfolio Manager, Sanlam Investments

Cliff Prior

CEO, Global Steering Group for Impact Investing

Asgar Bhikoo

IMM expert & Impact Investing Lead, E Squared Investments

Austin Kaputo Mwape

Financial Sector Consultant

Aunnie Patton Power

Impact Fellow, The ImPact I Associate Fellow, University of Oxford

Catherine S.M. Duggan

Director, Graduate School of Business University of Cape Town, South Africa

David Krivanek

Senior Programme Manager, Impact Investing Institute (the UK national advisory board for impact investment)

François Petousis

CEO, Lumkani

Langa Madonko

Co- Founder, Summit Africa

Muma Ng’ambi

Investment Initiative; Prospero Limited Zambia

Ntombi Mbele

Economic and Trade Advisor, Embassy of Switzerland to South Africa

Prince Nwadeyi

Co-Founder, iSpani and Setana Capital

Reana Rossouw

Founder, Next Generation Consultants

Sewu-Steve Tawia

Genersl Partner, Jaza Roft Ventures

Xolisa Dhlamini

Head of Sustainability operations and impact investing, Sanlam Group Market Development & Sustainability

Andrew Canter

Chief Investment Officer, Futuregrowth Asset Management

Haroon Bhorat

Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town

Teboho Makhabane

Head of ESG and Impact, Sanlam

Amma Lartey

Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investing Ghana (IIGh)

Diane C. Damskey

Head of Secretariat, Operating Principles for Impact Management

Fergus Turner

Senior Advisor, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Frank Aswani

Chief Executive Officer, Africa Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA)

Motshegwa More

Secretariat, Impact Investing SA

Solange Rosa

Director, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Kunle Apampa

Head of Client Solutions, Capricorn Investment Group

Namaya-Morero Mbikusita-Lewanika

Sector Lead for Investment Services, Prospero

Right Hon Nick Hurd

Chair, Access Foundation and Senior Adviser

Sharon Sakuwaha

Co-managing partner, Moira Mukuka

Amit Achameesing

Co-Founder, NAB Taskforce Mauritius

Mirabelle Moreaux

Partner, Injaro Investments and Vice Chair, Impact Investing Ghana

Afolabi Oladele

Chair, Nigeria’s Impact Investing Foundation and Vice Chair, Nigerian National Advisory Board for Impact Investing

Alasdair Charnock

Principal Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Officer, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Amabelle Nwakanma

Diana Amabelle Nwakanma

Director of Programmes, LEAP Africa

Bridgit Evans

Director of the SAB (South African Breweries) Foundation

Vuyiswa Ncontsa

Director for Southern Africa, Africa Venture Philantrophy Alliance

Dr Mamphela Ramphele Co Founder, ReimagineSA & Co President, The Club of Rome

Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Co Founder, ReimagineSA & Co President, The Club of Rome

Hema Vallabh

Founder & GP, Five35 Ventures

Kate Munuka

Zambia National Advisory Board for Impact Investing

Naadiya Moosajee

Co-Founder & Chief Innovator, WomHub

Ndumiso Hadebe

Chief Executive & Lead Economist, KH Research Equity Partners

Rika Preiser

Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University

Abel Sakhau

Abel Sakhau

Chief Sustainability Officer,Sanlam

Ben Botes

Director, Brunel Hive at Brunel Business School & Group Managing Director for the Caban Group

Bhavanesh Parbhoo

Bhavanesh Parbhoo

Programme Manager: Social Employment Fund, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

Cheryl Jacob

Head of Social Entrepreneurship, E Squared

Dr. Ayodele Odusola

Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa & Director for the Africa Finance Sector Hub.

Gladwyn Leeuw

Chief Investment Officer, E Squared Investments

Mokgadi Maunatlala

Head of Sustainability and Impact, Adenia Partners

Senzo Masumpa

COO, Zlto

Tshilidzi Matlala

Chief Portfolio Office, E Squared

Jason Van Staden

Project Manager for Research and Training, Bertha Centre's Innovative Finance

Monica Rossi

Consulting Professional

Ntombini Marrengane

Senior Manager, Bertha Centre

Shiluba Mawela

Managing Partner, Tshiamo Impact Partners

Janice Rudo Sambaza

Managing Partner, Aisiki Capital

Partner Events

PIND Fireside Chat: Nonprofits: The Missing Puzzle in the Impact Investment Discourse

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Africa Impact Summit (Deal Room)

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SDG Impact Standards Train-the-Trainer Course

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Membership Launch Event

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The Africa Impact Summit is a collaborative effort of the Impact Investing taskforces and Impact National Advisory Boards across Africa.

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