IGD will embark on a four-city roadshow tour from April 18-28, 2018, across the United States aimed at re-shaping perceptions on doing business in Africa to spur greater U.S. investment and forge stronger connections between U.S. and African business leaders in key growth sectors.
IGD Frontier 100 Forum
This blog is a recap of the first day of IGD Fall Frontier 100 Forum held at Covington law firm in Washington, D.C. The forum devoted a special session to discuss Chinese investment in Africa and its impact on Africa’s private sector.
The Initiative for Global Development will host its Spring Frontier 100 Forum on May 13-14, in Nairobi, Kenya, focusing on how African companies and multinational corporations can drive job creation and growth.
Africa’s upshot: How the AfDB and the private sector can mobilize growth By Naki B. Mendoza | Published on Devex Businesses and investors are bullish on Africa. With so much room for development the problems that have long held the continent back from growth and prosperity are increasingly being seen… Read More
After hearing from the investors, our participants engaged in an interactive session on ways to connect private equity with Africa’s born and bred businesses. The opportunities are there so why are some investors still hesitant to invest on the continent? Igbuan Okaisabor of Construction Kaiser Limited says its the unpredictability of business… Read More
This session featured a number of well-established private equity fund managers investing in Africa, but unlike the usual panel discussions, this is the backroom deal-making. This was a frank discussion of what happens when the pitch is over and investors start talking among themselves. “How do they make decisions?” “What… Read More