In an effort to further position itself in West Africa and to contribute to the impact investment ecosystem in Nigeria, Impact@Africa participated in the Second Annual Convening on Blending Finance for Social Investment in Nigeria organized by the Impact Investors Foundation (IIF), which took place on 10 October 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Organised by the Bank of Industry, African Capital Alliance, Ford Foundation, BusinessDay Media Limited and Dalberg Advisors, the event brought together key actors from diverse sectors to discuss the opportunities and challenges in expanding the blended finance market with a view of reducing the barriers to increasing private sector participation in social investments in the country.
During the discussions, participants validated the value of Impact@Africa as a pan-African impact investment ecosystem network, and our representative shared insights from the establishment and operations of Impact@Africa with the Convening participants. Partnership opportunities are emerging and will be pursued further in the immediate future, especially with Dalberg and the Ford Foundation.
For more information on the IIF and the Convening, please visit https://impactinvestorsfoundation.org.