SDG Zero Hunger: Driving agricultural transformation in Africa

Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


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) 



A discussion and networking drinks brought to you in partnership with Dalberg GroupUhusiano CapitalDevex and The Africa Club at London Business School.

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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