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Nairobi, Kenya | 13 February 2017 - 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.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Time 08:30 › 09:00 Location Strathmore University

Registration to the AFIF Training

Time 09:00 › 17:00 Location Strathmore University

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


“Scaling your Entrepreneurial Venture”

  • 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 Strathmore University

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

Time 09:00 › 16:30 Location Strathmore University

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

Presentation by JICA:

  • Kiyonori Matsushima - Project Formulation Advisor, JICA
  • Musa Okwemba Amayuma - Lecturer, Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT)
  • Gideon Njogu - Lecturer, Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT)


Presentation by GROFIN & EIB:

Time 16:45 › 19:00 Location Strathmore University

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Time 08:00 › 08:45 Location Strathmore University

Registration AFIF 2017

Time 09:30 › 11:00 Location Strathmore University

Plenary Session I – Improving Access to Finance in Africa

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

  • Improving the Environment for Private Investment
  • The role of Development/ International Financial Institutions
  • Experiences IFIs in assisting local entrepreneurs
  • Providing services and technical support to entrepreneurs and financial institutions
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Time 11:00 › 11:30 Location Strathmore University

Coffee Break

Time 11:30 › 13:15 Location Strathmore University

Plenary Session I – Improving Access to Finance in Africa

Part 2 – Innovative trends on Access to Finance in Africa

  • Trends in providing capital to SMEs
  • Company successes in attracting private capital
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Speakers:

  • Afreximbank, Egypt
Time 13:15 › 14:30 Location Strathmore University

Lunch

Time 16:00 › 18:30 Location Strathmore University

B2B – Pre-arranged Business Meetings between Investors & Entrepreneurs

Time 19:30 › 23:30 Location Strathmore University

AFIF 2017 Networking dinner

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

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Time 09:00 › 10:15 Location Strathmore University

Plenary Session II: 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
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Time 10:15 › 11:10 Location Strathmore University

Plenary Session III : Financing infrastructure, energy & water projects

  • Available sources of funding for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotion
  • Experiences by project developers & investors

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Speakers: 

  • Bamboo Capital Partners (name tbc)
  • Lake Turkana Wind Project - Kenya (name tbc)
  • Sanergy, Kenya (name tbc)
Time 11:10 › 11:30 Location Strathmore University

Coffee-Break

Time 11:10 › 13:00 Location Strathmore University
Time 13:00 › 14:30 Location Strathmore University

Lunch

Time 14:30 › 15:00 Location Strathmore University

Presentation: Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Growth

Time 15:00 › 15:30 Location Strathmore University

Official Closure Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017

Time 15:30 › 17:00 Location Strathmore University

B2B – Pre-arranged Business Meetings between Investors & Entrepreneurs

Friday, 17 February 2017

Time 08:00 › 18:00 Location Strathmore University

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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