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Nairobi, Kenya | 13 February - 16 February 2017

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) is the most pragmatic annual meeting for entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, market specialists, government representatives and policy makers working towards Africa’s growth & development.

The 11th edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) was held at the Strathmore University in Nairobi.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth: Nairobi, Kenya | 13 February 2017 - 16 February 2017

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the largest job creators in Africa. According to the World Bank, SMEs contribute up to 45% of total employment and up to 33% of national income (GDP) in emerging economies. However, SMEs are struggling to get access to finance, which is limiting their growth.

A diversified economy is indispensable to protect African countries from global financial, economic and environmental crises. SMEs are key to create a more balanced economy and therefore Governments should be responsible for building a welcoming environment for the private sector.

With this in mind, EMRC convened the 11th Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2017 at the Strathmore University in Nairobi, from 13 to 16 February 2017. Under the title “Entrepreneurship & Innovation 4 Growth”, the AFIF 2017 gathered over 200 participants to address how to access finance in leading economic sectors in Africa – agriculture and agribusiness, infrastructure, energy and healthcare.

One of the main objectives of the forum was to connect entrepreneurs with potential investors. Over 400 B2B (business-to-business) meetings were organised during the conference.

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Strathmore University
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Magical Kenya
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Kenya Airways

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We seek to empower the spirit of entrepreneurship in Africa

  • Facilitate access to finance
  • Connect businesses horizontally and vertically
  • Create an exchange of know-how
  • Engage the relevant Public-Private dialogue
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