Impact Investments in Africa

Choiseul Africa Summit

July 4th 2024

Investing in Africa has the potential to complement public spending and aid provided by major donors by leveraging private sector capital and expertise, thus strengthening the resilience of African economies and populations against external shocks. Despite advancements in the overall development of the impact investment market, the ecosystem of the support sector remains underdeveloped, and the practice continues to face numerous constraints.

Traditional banks and investors from Switzerland and Europe have historically played a significant role in financing major infrastructure projects in Africa. Increasingly, they are diversifying into social impact investment and microfinance activities.

Given Geneva's strategic position as a financial and investment hub in Europe, and the growing significance of private investment in fostering sustainable and inclusive development in Africa, Choiseul Africa will convene a Forum dedicated to impact investment in Africa on Thursday, July 4th, at the Geneva International Conference Center.


Welcoming of Participants

5:30 PM

Opening Words

Keynote Speakers
What Cooperation Exists Between Europe and Africa in terms of Impact Investments on the African Continent?

Case Study
Strengthening Local Value Chains: Reconciling Sustainable and Social Impact

Case Study
Education, Training, and Entrepreneurship: Accelerating Employability on the Continent

Networking cocktail

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Our Speakers

Mohammed Usman Abdul-Razaq
Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Mobilization and Partnerships, Africa Finance Corporation
Christine Adejorooluwa
Chief Strategy Officer, Beacon Power Services Africa

Christelle Azizet do Rego
Founder, Grow Up Markets

Daouda Fall
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Brahms Group SA

Jules Ngankam
Group Chief Executive Officer, African Guarantee Fund

Partner & Head Ventures, Impact Fund For African Creatives
Adesuwa Okunbo RHODES
Founder & Managing Partner, Aruwa Capital Management
Christian Speckhardt
Independent Director, simpAct

Vincent Subilia
General Director, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services
Michael Weber
Co-founder, Seedstars

Our Partners