Programme Agenda

10.00 – 10.30am Opening Session
  • Welcome Remarks by the Chairman of Impact Investors Foundation, Afolabi Oladele
  • Chairperson’s Opening Remarks,Ms Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, CEO of Nigerian Investment Promotion Council
  • Keynote Speech on COVID19 and Gender Lens Investing: A Global Landscape by Vikas Bali, CEO, Intellecap Advisory PVT limited.
10.30–11:30am First Panel: Attracting Capital for Gender Lens Investing in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges.

Moderator: Nneka Eze, Managing Partner, Dalberg Advisors, Nigeria


    • Temilade Denton, Social Impact and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) manager, Alitheia Capital
    • Vikas Bali, CEO, Intellecap Advisory PVT limited.
    • Jen Braswell, CDC, Director , Value Creation Strategies
    • Ténemba Anna Samaké, Executive Director, MBC Africa


11:30 – 11.35am Moderator:Interlude
11:35 a.m – 12.35pm Panel 2. Gender Lens Investing: Sharing Experiences in Supply and Demand for Capital

Moderator: Nneka Chime, Cross Boundaries


    • Jesse Baver, Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors, London
    • Yemi Keri, Co-Founder, Rising Tide
    • Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Aruwa Capital Management, Nigeria
    • Thelma Ekiyor, Managing Partner, SME.NG
    • Arianne Martins Rodriguez, Gender Development & Impact Investing Expert


12:35 pm – 12.45pm Presentation by B Lab East Africa, Grace Wachori, Community & Engagement Lead
12: 45pm – 12: 50pm Wrap up and Next Steps by Innocent Chukwuma, Regional Director West Africa, Ford Foundation