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Nairobi, Kenya | 13 February 2017 - 16 February 2017

This year's edition of AFIF will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation with an emphasis on access to finance in key sectors such as energy, water, ICT, health and agriculture.

AFIF 2017 will payspecial attention to the role that Africa can playi n embracing the 4th industrial revolution.

In addition, the Entrepreneurship Market Place will take place during the entire forum held at the Strathmore University.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Time 08:30 › 09:00 Location Reception Desk

Registration to the AFIF Training

Time 09:00 › 17:00 Location TBD

AFIF Pre-forum Training for Entrepreneurs - Part 1 (ENG & FR) (with ESPartners)

A Road-map for Entrepreneurship Growth

  • Success and Significance: Building profitable and impactful businesses
  • Pitching 101: Presenting a compelling business plan

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Time 09:00 › 16:00 Location TBD

Registration to the AFIF Conference throughout the day (9h00/16h00)

Time 09:00 › 15:00 Location TBD

AFIF Pre-forum Training for Entrepreneurs - Part 2 (ENG & FR)

  • Presenting a business plan to potential investors & partners
  • Sources of funding for projects in Africa
Time 16:00 › 19:00 Location TBD

Welcome Reception

  • Special Presentation “Business Opportunities in Kenya”
  • Experiencing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Kenya: Presentation of Innovative Projects from Kenya

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Time 08:00 › 08:45 Location TBD

Registration AFIF 2017

Time 08:45 › 09:15 Location TBD

AFIF Official Opening

Time 09:15 › 10:30 Location TBD

Plenary Session I – Improving Access to Finance in Africa

Part 1 – Promoting Entrepreneurship & Strengthening the capacities of financial institutions and businesses

  • The role of Development/ International Financial Institutions 
  • Experiences by banks and financial institutions in assisting local African enterprises to source funds 
  • Providing services and technical support for sustainable access to finance
Time 10:30 › 11:00 Location TBD

Coffee Break

Time 11:00 › 12:15 Location TBD

Plenary Session I – Improving Access to Finance in Africa

Part 2 – Innovative trends on Access to Finance in Africa

  • The growing role of direct Investors - Foundations, Family Funds, Crowd Funding
  • Promoting access to finance through ICT
Time 12:15 › 13:15 Location TBD

Plenary Session II – “Impact Investment in Africa : Developing the Impact Investment Sector in Africa ”

  • Debate on the current state of impact investment across Africa and how to turn this new approach into common business practice.
Time 13:15 › 14:30 Location TBD

Lunch

Time 14:30 › 15:45 Location TBD

Rabobank – EMRC Entrepreneurship Award 2017

  • Introduction by EMRC and Presentation of the 2017 finalists’ projects
  • AFIF Entrepreneurship Award – Introduction (EMRC & Rabobank)
  • AFIF Entrepreneurship Award – Project Pitching (5 selected projects
Time 15:45 › 16:00 Location TBD

Coffee-Break

Time 16:00 › 18:30 Location TBD

B2B – Pre-arranged Business Meetings between Investors & Entrepreneurs

Time 19:30 › 00:00 Location TBD

AFIF 2017 Networking dinner

Presentation of the Entrepreneurship Award 2017 winner, in presence of government officials, ambassadors, media & the business community.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Time 09:00 › 10:30 Location Room A

Parallel Session I: Financing Agriculture & Agribusiness

  • Available sources of funding for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Agricultur
  • Providing technical support to achieve sustainable access to finance in agriculture and agribusiness
Time 09:00 › 10:30 Location Room B

Parallel Session II: Financing infrastructure, energy & water projects

  • Available sources of funding for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotion
  • Experiences by project developers & investors
Time 10:30 › 11:00 Location TBD

Coffee-Break

Time 11:00 › 12:30 Location Room A

Parallel Session III – Room A: Financing Health projects

  • Available sources of funding for Healthcare projects
  • The role of private investors in supporting small-medium Healthcare scale projects in Africa
Time 11:00 › 12:30 Location Room B

Parallel Session IV - Room B: Financial inclusion in Africa through ICT

  • Experiences by investors and entrepreneurs
Time 12:30 › 14:00 Location TBD

Lunch

Time 14:00 › 16:00 Location TBD

B2B – Pre-arranged Business Meetings between Investors & Entrepreneurs

Time 16:15 › 19:00 Location TBD

High Level Round Table on Financing Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Official Closure Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017

Friday, 17 February 2017

Time 08:00 › 18:00 Location TBD

Optional: One day Tour “Nairobi & Nairobi National Park”

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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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