Date & Time: Thursday 13 September, 18:00 – 21:00
Venue: The Dining Room, London Business School, 26 Sussex Place London NW1 4SA
Tickets: £12 (free for RAS Corporate Members and Partners)
African agriculture remains a source of largely unrealized potential. Low productivity and fragmented markets can dissuade many potential businesses and investors from the African agricultural sector. However, there is growing political will to support agribusinesses and substantial opportunities to address the continent's food security challenges, while creating a thriving commercial sector.
This event will bring together project developers, commercial agribusiness players, a diverse range of investors, development actors and foundations.
The format will be a keynote address, followed by an engaging and interactive business pitch session from African agribusiness projects across East and West Africa, and a panel discussion with a broad set of actors.
Welcome Remarks: Alistair Boyd, CMG, Vice-Chairman, Royal African Society
Keynote Speech: Daudi Lelijveld, Director of Impact Fund, CDC Group
Eren Kelekci, Chief Private Sector & Blended Finance, African Development Bank
Lisa Conibear, Business Manager, Shell Foundation
Joseph Ssentongo, Senior Evaluator, Global Innovation Fund
Mariana Graça, Investment Manager, AgDevCo
Jean-Marc Debricon, General Manager, Alterfin
Harry Davies, Senior Associate, Ceniarth
Aly-Khan Jamal, Partner, Dalberg
Christelle Kupa, Founder & CEO, Uhusiano Capital
Rubelyn Alcantara, Advisor, Uhusiano Capital
VIFAD in Cote d'Ivoire (Chris Daplet)
World Food Bank in Uganda, Rwanda & Ethiopia (Scott Brown, President)
Moringa Miracles in Malawi (Iain Church, Business Development Director)
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