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Africa Policy & Impact Investment Forum
Tunde Onitiri, Managing Director, Yaatra Ventures, IFC, brooks preston, dennis matanda, davis stevens
Tunde Onitiri, Managing Director, YAAtra Ventures,
Brooks Preston, Chairman, World Policy Institute
Dennis Matanda, Lead Trade Advisor, ECOWAS, COMESA
David Stevens, Director of Strategic Development, World Policy Institute


 World Policy Institute's: 
Africa Policy & Impact Investment Forum (APIIF) 2018

 
Opportunities, Challenges and Policy Consid
erations
 
Fordham University- Gabelli School of Business

Event Coverage: BlackTieMagazine/GMK

 

“Africa’s risks are mainly perceived and not real”

Aliko Dangote, The Dangote Group


 

The inaugural  World Policy Institute's
 
Africa Policy & Impact Investment Forum (APIIF)


a 120 person invitation only event, hosted by Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business brought together a curated group of individuals for a deeper discussion about unlocking the power of private capital to make both financial and social/environment impact returns on the continent of Africa.

 

The purpose of the forum was to expose key players in policy, academia, financial community and the media
to the 
Opportunities, Challenges and Policy Considerations
affecting impact investing in Africa


 

This Forum was produced by Lupoff Impact, and
curated by of Camilla Barungi, Founder, InPath Partners


 

Participants included;

 

  • Brooks Preston, Chairman, World Policy Institute
  • David Stevens, Director of Strategic Development, World Policy Institute
     
  • Peter Lupoff, WPI Fellow, Special Lecturer, Yale School of Managemen
    - Impact Investing
     
  • Camilla Barungi, Founder, InPath Partners
     
  • Tunde Onitiri, Managing Director, Yaatra Ventures, IFC
  • Dennis Matanda, Lead Trade Advisor, ECOWAS, COMESA
  • Sari Miller, Impact Investor, Board, LeapFrog, Gigawatt Global

  • Peter Frank, Investment Fellow, PG Impact Investments

  • Arjun Batra, Chief Investment Officer, Lendable

  • Richard Lackey, Founder, The World Food

  • Gerard McKeon, Publisher, Black Tie Magazine

  • Rudyard Ceres, Esq., The Ceres Law, P.C.

  • Mo Odele, Founder, Strat!gos

  • Melissa Mahtani, Producer, CNN
     

  • Abigail Steinberg, Program Manager, FIBR, Associate, BFA

  • Dana Reed, Interim CEO, Africa Center

  • Professor Sris Chatterjee, Professor, Fordham University

  • Andrew Siwo, Investment Director, Colonial Consulting, GIIN

  • Terry Oppong, Chale Global

  • Jill Golden, Jill Golden PR

  • Nancy Zoubek, RLSF LLP

 

Peter Frank, Investment Fellow, PG Impact Investments, arjun batra, richard lackey, sari miller, peter lupoff
Peter Frank, Investment Fellow, PG Impact Investments,
Arjun Batra, Chief Investment Officer, Lendable,
Richard Lackey, Founder, The World Food
Sari Miller, Impact Investor, Board, LeapFrog, Gigawatt Global
Peter Lupoff, WPI Fellow, Special Lecturer, Yale School of Management
- Impact Investing

 
Rudyard Ceres Esq, The Ceres Law , PC, moe odele, abigaiil steinberg, judy Benjamin
Rudyard Ceres Esq, The Ceres Law , PC
Moe Odele, Founder Stratlgos
Abigail Steinberg, Program Manager, FIBR Associates, BFA
Judy Benjamin, Helen Hamlyn Senior, Fellow Fordham University
Yasmin Kumi, Managing Director , Africa Forsight Group, dan reed, andrew siwo, siris chatterjee
Yasmin Kumi, Managing Director, Africa Foresight Group
Dana Reed, Africa Center,
Andrew Siwo, Investment Director, Colonial Consulting, GINN
Prof. Siris Chatterjee, Fordham University
Brooks Preston, Chairman, World Policy Institute
Brooks Preston, Chairman, World Policy Institute
Yasmin Kumi, Managing Director, Africa Forsight Group
Yasmin Kumi, Managing Director, Africa Forsight Group
tina mars, annie ma.
Tina Mars, Secretary General, World Chinese Merchants Union Association,
Annie Ma, Chairwomen & Founding Partner, Ample Luck International Capital Group
 
Camilla Barungi, Founder, InPath Partners, Alyssa Daughterly
Camilla Barungi, Founder, InPath Partners
Alyssa Daughterly
Agenda:
Welcome Keynote speech by Brooks Preston, Chairman, World Policy Institute
 
What are the Current Policy and Macro Considerations that Affect Investing in Africa?

Panelists: ● Tunde Onitiri, Managing Director, Yaatra Ventures, IFC Country Manager ● Dennis Matanda, Lead Trade Advisor, ECOWAS, COMESA ● Brooks Preston, Chairman, World Policy Institute Moderator: David Stevens, Director of Strategic Development, World Policy Institute
 
Impact investing in the African context: How can We Define it? Exploring Concrete Opportunities:
 Discussion of African Investment Examples Interactive presentation by Yasmin Kumi, Managing Director, Africa Foresight Group Presentation of three case studies of real impact investment opportunities that were curated for this event by Yasmin Kumi
 
Impact Enterprises and Funds that Generate Impact in Africa

 Panelists: ● Sari Miller, Impact Investor, Board, LeapFrog, Gigawatt Global ● Peter Frank, Investment Fellow, PG Impact Investments ● Arjun Batra, Chief Investment Officer, Lendable ● Richard Lackey, Founder, The World Food Bank Moderator: Peter Lupoff, WPI Fellow, Special Lecturer, Yale School of Management- Impact Investing
 
What are the Social and Environmental Needs and Opportunities Present for Impact Investors in Africa?
 Panelists: ● Rudyard Ceres, Esq., The Ceres Law, P.C. ● Mo Odele, Founder, Strat!gos ● Abigail Steinberg, Program Manager, FIBR, Associate, BFA Moderator: Judy Benjamin, Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow, Fordham Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
 
How the Sausage is Made – a Lively Discussion of the Practical Issues and Plausible Solutions that Unlock Capital Flow to Socially Impactful Enterprises in Africa

 Panelists: ● Yasmin Kumi, Managing Director, Africa Foresight Group ● Dana Reed, Interim CEO, Africa Center ● Professor Sris Chatterjee, Professor, Fordham University ● Andrew Siwo, Investment Director, Colonial Consulting, GIIN
 Moderator: Melissa Mahtani, CNN
 
For More information
Please contact:
Peter Lupoff
Lupoff Friends and Family Interests LLC
85 Broad Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 1(646)8404295
 
 

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