Blending Finance for Social Investment in Nigeria: Opportunities and challenges

Date: October 10, 2019 | Venue: Oriental Hotel, Lagos | Time: 9:00am

8.00am – 9.00am Registration
9.00 – 9.30am: Opening Session
  • Welcome Remarks by the Chairman of Impact Investors Foundation, Eng. Afolabi Oladele
  • Chairman’s Opening Remarks, by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
  • Keynote Speech on Impact Investing and Blended Finance: A Global Landscape and lessons learned by Jennifer Pryce, President/CEO, Calvert Capital, Washington DC.
9.30–11:00am First Panel: Role of Government, DFIs and Philanthropy in De-risking Social Investment s in Nigeria
Moderator: Ana Garcia Vinambres, Special Advisor on Innovative Success of Finance & Investment for Value Chains, GIZ SEDIN NICOP

  • Mezuo Nwuneli, Co-Founder, Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Limited
  • Eme Essien Lore, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation
  • Teju Abisoye, Ag. Executive Secretary, LSETF
  • Roy Swan, Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation
  • Questions/comments/answers
11:00 – 11.15am Tea / Coffee Break
11:15pm – 12.30pm Second Panel: Structuring Blended Finance Vehicles: Approaches that Work
Moderator: Prof. Olayinka David-West, Lagos Business School

  • Guy-Bertrand Njoya, CFO, Metro Africa Xpress (MAX)
  • Alice Usanase, Chief of Staff & Special Assist. to the CEO, Africa Finance Corporation
  • Jennifer Pryce, President/CEO, Calvert Capital
  • Kola Aina – Founder, Ventures Platform
  • Questions/comments/Answers
12:30pm – 1.00pm Presentation of Findings on Impact Investing and Policy Landscape: Nigeria and Ghana by Carl Hickson and Astou Dia, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
1:00 – 1.05pm Wrap up and Next Steps by Innocent Chukwuma, Regional Director West Africa, Ford Foundation
1.05pm – 1.30pm Light Refreshment

(Deal Session in Partnership with Acumen)Strictly by invitation

1:30pm – 1.45pm Opening Session by Meghan Curran, West Africa Director, Acumen
1.45pm – 5.45pm Deal Flow
5.45pm – 6.00pm Session Roundup

Dinner & Awards Ceremony Program

Time Activity
6.00 – 6.45pm Networking/cocktail/light music
6.45 – 6.50pm Welcome remarks/Introduction of Dinner Speaker
6.50- 7.20pm Dinner Presentation
7.20  – 8.00pm Dinner/Music Interlude
8.00  – 8.05pm Citation of Social Enterprise Award Recipient
8.05 – 8.10pm Presentation of Award/Response
8.10 – 8.15pm Citation of Investor Award Recipient
8.15 – 8.20pm Presentation of Award/Response
8.20 – 8.30pm Video Interlude
8.30 – 8.35pm Closing Remarks
8.35 – 9.00pm Music & Dance