Investing for Change in Africa
This session will illustrate the rising opportunities in Africa to redirect investments to the SDGs in this critical stage of the development trajectory. It brings together policy makers, investors and enterprises, to provide insights on efforts and partnerships to mobilize public and private investment to effect change for sustainable development.
Zainab Shamsuna AhmedMinister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed is the Nigerian Minister of Finance. Before being appointed Acting Minister of Finance in September 2018, Zainab Ahmed was the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning. She previously served as the Executive Secretary and National Coordinator of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
Sahba SobhaniDirector, Instanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development, UNDP
Peter NjonjoTwiga Foods, CEO
Muthoni WachiraChief of Staff, MarketForce, Nairobi
Frannie LéautierPartner and Vice-Chair, SouthBridge Group; CEO, SouthBridge Investments
Karen WilsonModerator - Founder, GV Partners
|Karen is the Founder of GV Partners and an expert on entrepreneurship, innovation and finance, working with private sector firms, international organizations, foundations and universities. Among other mandates, Karen has been working with the OECD since 2009 focused on impact investment, sustainable finance, impact measurement, entrepreneurial finance and the role of private finance for sustainable development. Most recently, she has been leading the OECD’s engagement in an international collaboration on impact measurement and management. She is also an Associate Fellow at Said Business School at Oxford University, a Visiting Lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and teaches at other universities. In addition to other boards and advisory positions, she serves as Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Impact Linked Finance Fund and a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). She also serves on the G7 Impact Taskforce Working Group on Impact Reporting, Integrity and Transparency, the Global Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG) Strategy Committee and the Climate Advisory Group of the Multi-Asset Climate Solutions Fund of Aberdeen Standard Investments and Big Issue Invest.|