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The future of impact led investing in Africa

Monday 31 January 2022 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a conversation with Dr Frank Aswani, CEO, African Venture Philanthropy Association

Impact led social investment in Africa has experienced steady growth over the last decade, spurred by the need for a sustainable private sector which supports the economic and social demands of a growing young and rapidly urbanising population.

From building vital infrastructure, to creating future-proof employment, and supporting the growth of new industries, impact led investors can both address the continent’s social and economic challenges; and meet market and consumer needs.

Join us for a conversation with Frank Aswani, Chief Executive of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance – a network of investors dedicated to unlocking new capital for social impact across Africa.

In this discussion we will explore the evolution of social impact investment in Africa; examine how the UN Sustainable Development Goals funding gap has exposed systemic weaknesses; and reflect on the role of impact led investment in addressing the challenges and shaping the future of the continent.

The event will be chaired by British International Investment’s Colin Buckley, Head of External Affairs. Colin will be joined by panellist Dolika Banda, Non Executive Director for British International Investment and Global Ambassador for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.


Frank Aswani

Chief Executive Officer, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Dolika Banda

Non-Executive Director, British International Investment

Colin Buckley

General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, British International Investment

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