Social Investing and Social Enterprise in Africa

Africa Investor in association with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Business Call to Action, Dalberg, The Coca Cola Africa Foundation, UN Millennium Campaign Africa and SPESA will host an Investors’ Summit on Social Enterprise and Social Investing in Africa and the Sukuma Afrika awards scheduled to take place 3rd May 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Roundtable and Awards will take place on the eve of the World Economic Forum Africa in Cape Town. Please find attached the program and registration form.

This one day event will bring together the Private Sector, Foundations, Impact Investors, Microfinance Institutions, Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs.  During the event, facilitated partnership broking will take place and one-on-one meetings will be arranged on the fringes in order to identify and isolate opportunities to be capitalised on. This is the first international event on Africa to create a knowledge and project marketplace that includes all the active players. The Summit represents a unique knowledge platform for Foundations from around the globe that support economic development in Africa and will host a unique marketplace facilitated with partners from the United Nations to match inclusive business models with Foundations and social entrepreneurs. The Summit will also host the 2011 Sukuma Afrika Young Entrepreneurs MDG Awards.

Some of the Confirmed Speakers Include:

1.       Hon Jacob Zuma, President, Republic of South Africa

2.       The Rt Hon Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister, Republic of Zimbabwe

  1. Herbert Yusimbom Boh, Deputy Head for Africa, World Bank

4.       William Kempner, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

5.       Thierry Sanders, Managing Director, BiD Network

  1. Charles Akelyira, Director, UN Millennium Campaign Africa
  2. Kerrin Myres, Director: Centre for Entrepreneurship, WITS Business School
  3. Stephen Hayes, President, Corporate Council on Africa
  4. Dr Iqbal Surve, Chairman, Sekunjalo Investments
  5. Kojo Parris, Visiting Fellow, University of Leeds and Honorary Consul of Guyana to SA
  6. Simon Berry, Founder and Director, ColaLife
  7. Dr Vincent Kouwenhoven, Founder, eVA Fund
  8. Patrick Scholfield, Co-Founder, Streetwires
  9. Natalie Africa, Programme Manager, Business Call to Action
  10. Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, FirstBank of Nigeria Plc
  11. Dr Darius Mans, President, Africare
  12. Dr Victoria Kisyobe, Managing Director, Sero Lease and Finance

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