Showcasing Investment Opportunities in Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, with a rapidly growing population and an ever increasing demand for critical services across all sectors. Faced with a myriad of social and environmental challenges, the country offers a huge opportunity for investors seeking to make both financial and social returns on investment.

Startup enterprises and social innovators who solve these social and environmental issues are in no small number. However, access to capital is usually a major hurdle which often limits them from scaling. The country is ready for more impact investments as the market continues to grow despite the macroeconomic challenges which led to a recession in 2016 and 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fall in global oil prices. Impact capital grew from $1.9 billion being deployed by 28 investors in 2015 to $4.7 billion deployed by close to 70 investors as of September, 2019.

A major challenge for Impact Investors is the difficulty in sourcing new deals and opportunities. Finding investor-ready businesses that meet both financial and impact criteria is reportedly difficult, especially women-led and owned enterprises whose businesses are now being negatively impacted by the COVID-19. There are limited formal channels or networks that showcase impact enterprises for pipeline development and analysis, so investors rely heavily on word of mouth and their informal networks. There is therefore a strong need to create a platform to showcase Nigerian investment opportunities and attract both local and foreign capital for social investment in Nigeria. This is the main objective of the 2021 Annual Convening on Impact Investing.

The 2021 Annual Convening will be laser focused on showcasing impact investment opportunities in Nigeria. The convening is well-curated to ease Investor’s difficulty in sourcing new deals and effectively contribute to the building of more impact-oriented social enterprises.

Specifically, the convening will:

  • Showcase the potential of Nigeria, competitive and comparative critical sectors and impact investment opportunities in Nigeria
  • Present key priority areas for rapid social development with available government incentives.
  • Trigger the mainstreaming of impact investing in Nigeria.
  • Proffer solutions and working models to the challenge of limited high-quality deal flows in Nigeria’s impact investment ecosystem.
  • Promote impact intentionality, impact measurement and reporting by Nigerian Enterprises.

(Hybrid Event)

For physical participation register below.

Kindly click on the link below for live virtual participation.


  • Asset Owners
  • Philanthropic Organisations
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Investors/Fund Managers
  • VC/PE Firms
  • NGOs
  • Enterprises
  • Large Corporates
  • Government Officials/Policy makers
  • Regulators
  • Bilateral/ Multilateral Institutions
  • Ecosystem Builders
  • Intermediaries – Banks and other Financial Institutions

Speakers/ Moderators

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President,

Federal Republic Of Nigeria.

Keynote Speaker

Ibukun Awosika
Founder and CEO,

The Chair Centre Group.


Muhamed Yahya
Resident Representative,



Prof. Olayinka David-West
Associate Dean,,

Lagos Business School.


Habiba Ali

Sosai Renewable Energies Company


Dr. Catherine Chinedum Aniagolu Okoye
Regional Director,

West Africa Office Ford Foundation.


Toyin Sanni
Founder & CEO

Emerging Africa Group


Khalim Shah
International Finance Corporation,



Thelma Ekiyor
Managing Partner, SME NG;

Founder/Chairperson, Afrigants


Nneka Eze
Managing Director,



Mezuo Nwuneli
Managing Partner,

Sahel Agribusiness Managers Limited.


Ayodeji Balogun
CEO, Afex Commodities ,

Exchange Limited


Lehle Balde

BusinessDay Weekender


Banji Fehintola
Africa Finance C0rporation (AFC)


Ana Vinambres
Head of ProjectGIZ Nigeria

Competitiveness project – NICOP Part of GIZ Nigeria Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme -SEDIN


Wale Adeosun CFA

Kuramo Capital Management (KCM)


Dr. Wiebe Boer

All On


Mrs. Toyin Adeniji
Executive Director,

Microenterprise & Small Business, Bank Of Industry.



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