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Africa Investment Rising Campaign

The African continent boasts a wealth of opportunities and valuable resources. Despite Africa’s enormous economic potential, some global investors still hold negative misperceptions and assumptions about doing business in Africa.

Africa Investment Rising is a communications and advocacy effort aimed at encouraging greater trade and investment in Africa by showcasing impactful stories of business and investment opportunities and private sector leaders through multimedia storytelling, blogs and strategic traditional and social media outreach.

WATCH THE VIDEOS

Africa Investment Rising Campaign, A Video Series

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LISTEN TO THE PODCASTS

Africa on the Move, A Podcast Series

Posted on March 9, 2017

IGD launched its first podcast for the “Africa on the Move” podcast series, featuring an enlightening conversation between Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, President and CEO of the Initiative for Global Development, and host and legendary broadcaster Georges Collinet.

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CAMPAIGN COMPONENTS

MULTIMEDIA THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PLATFORM

The Africa Investment Rising campaign features a bimonthly series of video spotlights, blogs and podcasts from leading African and global corporate leaders and investors. The campaign spotlights are distributed widely through eblasts, website and robust traditional and social media outreach to a global audience.

MAKING FARMING ‘COOL’: INSPIRING YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS TO ENTER THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR

Agriculture is the economic backbone of most African economies. Produced by the Peabody award winning-Afropop Worldwide, “Making Farming Cool!” is a series of podcasts that seek to inspire African young people to pursue careers and entrepreneurship in agriculture-related enterprises and opportunities in the agricultural value chain.

U.S. CAMPAIGN TO BOLSTER INVESTMENT IN AFRICA

African investments offer tremendous returns. Yet, estimates show that only 0.3% of the average portfolio in the U.S. is invested in Africa. The campaign seeks to encourage greater investment in Africa by harnessing the power of US investment portfolios to invest in Africa’s future. It aims to grow investment portfolios to at least 1% over a two-year period.


READ THE BLOGS

IGD published a series of blogs on Africa Investment Rising featuring our Frontier Leaders and experts who have appeared in the video series. Click on the links below to read them:

“Africa On The Move” Podcast: Harnessing The Power Of Africa’s Private Sector For Inclusive Growth

IGD Staff

Campaign Video Spotlight: Ambassador Helen Hai Speaks on Boosting Job Creation through Industrialization in Africa

IGD Staff

It’s Time for U.S. Companies to See Africa as an Investment Destination

Grant T. Harris, Harris Africa Partners LLC and former White House Principal Advisor on Africa

Campaign Video Spotlight: Illovo’s Gavin Dalgleish Speaks on Private Sector-led Efforts to Drive Economic Progress

IGD Staff

Afrobeat Radio Interview on Africa Investment Rising Campaign

Wuyi Jacobs, Afrobeat Radio; Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, Initiative for Global Development

Become a Media Partner of the Africa Investment Rising Campaign

Shanta Bryant Gyan, Initiative for Global Development

Campaign Video Spotlight: Dr. Abdu Mukhtar Speaks on Private Sector Engagement with African Governments

IGD Staff

IGD and Afropop WorldWide Team Up to Produce ‘Making Farming Cool!’ Podcast Series

IGD Staff

Campaign Video Spotlight: Dr. Hippolyte Fofack Speaks on Promoting Intra-African Trade

IGD Staff

IGD to Roll Out Newly-Launched Africa Investment Rising Campaign in Late-November

Shanta Bryant Gyan, Initiative for Global Development

A Business Opportunity in the Making: Reflections on the election of Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Presidency and Africa

Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, Initiative for Global Development

What Does Brexit Mean for Africa?

Dr. Hippolyte Fofack, African Export-Import Bank

Three Ways African Businesses can Step into the World-Class Space

Abdu Mukhtar, Dangote Group

What do Impact Investors need to Know about Africa?

Vincent Molinari, Ouisa Capital

GET INVOLVED

IGD is seeking partners to support the Africa Investment Rising campaign and showcase video stories, blog posts and podcasts. If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities or if you have a good story to tell, we would love to hear from you!

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR INAUGURAL SUPPORTERS

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Organizational Partners

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Media Partners

Africa Investor | The Africa Report | AllAfrica.com | Asoko Insight | Afrimag Magazine | Pan-African Visions | AfroPop Worldwide

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