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Finalists for the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

Six African projects with big economic and social impact will be presented during the AFIF 2017, convened by EMRC in Nairobi, Kenya

Six African SMEs have been nominated as finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017, supported by the Rabobank Foundation. Out of the 51 projects from around the continent and following a few rounds of selection, the jury has selected these innovative projects from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania for their…

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Kenya invites African Entrepreneurs to Scale their Ventures

AFIF 2017 will take place at the Strathmore University and will gather an audience of entrepreneurs, bankers, investors, fund managers, foundations, development and international finance institutions from Kenya, Africa, Europe, Middle East and America

EMRC (www.EMRC.be) in collaboration with Entrepreneurial Solution Partners and the Strathmore University is announcing a call for action for Entrepreneurs from all over Africa to bring their projects, ideas and running businesses and to discuss them with experts during the 2017 edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF)…

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs

Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner

AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is launching the annual “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award” (http://APO.af/YUVthk), calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media. This…

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017 to take place in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time

An expected 300 participants will converge in Nairobi, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, market specialists, government representatives and policy makers working towards Africa’s growth and development

This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/EjovGX) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” and will be held for the first time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th -16th February 2017. In line with growing regional and…

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015: Access to Finance and Entrepreneurship - Cape Town, 24-26 November - Executive Summary

The African continent is the second fastest growing area in the world behind south and east Asia, with GDP growth projected to reach 3.6% in 2016. Over the past decade, the continent has attracted ever increasing amounts of foreign direct investment, reaching an aggregate amount of US$470 billion between 2005…

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Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector joins pan-African Africa Finance & Investment Forum

Leading Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) to share its vision and know-how with peers and SME representatives.

The ICD, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank, which participates in equity capital and grant loans for productive projects and enterprises besides providing financial assistance to member countries in other forms for economic and social development, will share its financial approach to developing sustainable private sector growth …

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 (AFIF 2015) to host Public Private Dialogue on Impact Investment

United Nations Development Programme joins AFIF 2015 to put the spotlight on impact investment

A Private Public Dialogue on Impact Investment, overseen by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will take place during this year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 (AFIF 2015), held in Cape Town, South Africa from 24-26 November. “Africa’s impact investment sector is still nascent, with approximately only US$9 billion…

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BlueCloud Healthcare and Pfizer to spotlight healthcare opportunities for SMEs at AFIF 2015

Africa’s healthcare sector will be brought to the fore during the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015

Africa’s healthcare sector will be brought to the fore during the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 (http://www.apo.af/Diw38l) with BlueCloud Healthcare and Pfizer Inc overseeing an entire session dedicated to health & investment opportunities for SMEs as the sector becomes a source of potential interest for international investors.  “Investment in…