SDG AIMS – SDGs for Africa Investment Mobilization Summit

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08:30 - 17:00 EAT
01:30 - 10:00 am EST
Nairobi, Kenya

The summit will showcase SDG investment opportunities, both in Kenya and the African continent, and present the role and trends across various players in the wider investment ecosystem. The objective is to generate support for the UN’s catalytic role in financing the SDGs. It is expected to be the first in a series of global summits between UN partners, member states and other stakeholders, to examine, define and build support for specific initiatives and investment vehicles that can drive increased UN action in helping countries finance their development.

  • Tuesday 24 May (Day 1): High-Level Symposium on SDG Investment Mobilisation for Africa and Beyond
  • Wednesday 25 May (Day 2): Investment Market Place

  • Thursday 26 May (Day 3): UN Day

Programme

09:00 am EAT 02:00 am EST

09:00 am - 09:45 am EAT

OPENING REMARKS

Opening remarks:

  • Arif Neky, UN RCO/SDG Partnership Platform Coordinator, Kenya - moderator 

  • Walid Badawi (UNDP Resident Representative Kenya) 

  • Cristina Duarte (Special Adviser on Africa to the United Nations Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General) 

  • Jennifer Topping (Executive Director UN MPTF Office)

  • Ambassador Caroline Vicini (Head of Sweden Mission. Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-HABITAT)

  • Lisa Kurbiel (Joint SDG Fund)

Keynotes:

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09:45 am - 11:00 am EAT

Blended finance in Africa

Description: Panel discussion featuring the latest trends in blending public and private finance in Africa, with a display of opportunities and the latest innovations that have or are expected to reach the continent.

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Topping (MPTF Office)
  • William Asiko (Rockefeller Foundation)
  • Susan Tirop (Senior Investment Manager - Bamboo Capital)
  • Pieter Joubert (President & CIO, CrossBoundary Energy)
  • Claire Njoki (Senior Associate - Convergence)
  • Sandrine Henton (EG Capital)
  • Moderator: Mounir Ezzeddine (Investment Advisor – UNCDF)

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On Going

Coffee and refreshments

11:15 am EAT 04:15 am EST

11:15 am - 12:45 pm EAT

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and impact-oriented capital markets

Description: Panel discussion exploring the critical role of DFIs in the early stage of financial market development with international, regional and national actors.

Panelists:

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12:45 pm EAT 05:45 am EST

12:45 pm - 02:30 pm EAT

Timbuktoo initiative

Timbuktoo initiative with Eleni Gabre-Madhin (Chief Innovation Office, UNDP Africa)

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Lunch

02:30 pm EAT 07:30 am EST

02:30 pm - 03:45 pm EAT

Impact and ESG Investing - from niche to mainstream

Description: Panel discussion featuring the latest trends in ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) and impact investing with reference to private players, commercial banks and institutional investors.

Panelists:

  • Massimo Lanza (Chairman of the Board, EXIMBANK (Intesa Sanpaolo Group), Board Member, IMPact Asset Mgmt)
  • Pauline W. Mbayah (Director of Business Development, Stanbic Foundation)
  • Teddy Onserio (Africa Investment Advisor for East Africa - DFC)
  • Godfrey Mambo (Senior Corporate Banker, Corporate Lending Africa Rabobank)
  • Jean-Paul Adam  (Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Mgmt Division)
  • Marie-Laure Bourat (Head of Norms and Methodologies - Société Générale)
  • Moderator: Massimiliano Riva (Investment Advisor, UN Joint SDG Fund)

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03:45 pm - 04:00 pm

Coffee break

04:00 pm EAT 08:30 am EST

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm EAT

Investing in Energy Access

Description: Thematic discussion on investing in energy featuring the cases and solutions proposed by Madagascar and Zimbabwe along with commentaries from leading experts.

Panelists:

  • Edward Kallon (UN Resident Coordinator Zimbabwe)
  • Issa Sanogo, (UN Resident Coordinator Madagascar)
  • Volatiana Armande Rakotondrazafy (Resident Representative UNIDO Madagascar)
  • Sambatra Razafindrakoto (General Director of Energy, Madagascar)
  • Humphrey Wireko (Principal at CrossBoundary Energy Access)
  • Talla Kebe (UN System Inter-departmental Task Force of African Affairs)
  • Moderator: Joan Manda (Climate Change and Innovative Finance Specialist – UNDP)

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04:00 pm - 05:30 pm EAT

Human well-being

Description: thematic discussion on investing in Human well-being and Health featuring the cases and solutions proposed by Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda and commentaries from leading experts.

Panelists:

  • Charles Abani (UN Resident Coordinator Ghana)
  • Fodé Ndiaye (UN Resident Coordinator Rwanda)
  • Dr. Mathias Gakwerere (National Programme Officer for Maternal Health and Midwifery - UNFPA Rwanda)
  • Fiachra McAsey (Deputy Resident Representative UNICEF)
  • Yaw Amoateng Afriyie (Deputy CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Center)
  • Irene Gathiaka (Regional Head for East Africa - Total Impact Capital)
  • Leah Kibe (Head of Kenya Office - CIFF)
  • Moderator: Samuel Godfrey (Regional Advisor WASH - UNICEF)

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04:00 pm - 05:30 pm EAT

Food Systems and Agriculture

Description: Thematic discussion on investing in Food Systems and Agriculture featuring the cases and solutions proposed by Malawi and commentaries from leading experts.

Panelists:

  • Barbora Hladka (Valu Chain and Agribusiness Officer - FAO Angola)
  • Taz Chaponda (CEO - Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation)
  • Sally Gitonga (Investment Director – BUILD Fund, Bamboo Capital)
  • Herbert Hatanga (Partner – Clarmondial, Food Securities Fund)
  • Moderator: Malena Rosman (Senior Advisor on UN Financing, MPTFO, UNDP)

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09:00 am EAT 02:00 am EST

09:00 am - 10:30 am EAT

Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Development Impact Bond in Kenya

Session: ‘Showcasing the World’s first Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Development Impact Bond in Kenya’

Speakers: UN RC, SDGPP, Ministry of Health Kenya, UNFPA, UNAIDS, WHO, CIFF, Triggerise,

Moderator: Arif Neky, UN RCO/SDG Partnership Platform Coordinator, Kenya

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10:45 am EAT 03:45 am EST

10:45 am - 11:45 pm EAT

Innovative Finance and Development and Social Impact Bonds

Description: Implementing partners present how to structure Development Impact Bonds for Health. 

Speakers:

  • Bridges Outcomes Fund
  • Julia Greenland (Director, CIFF)

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10:45 am - 11:45 pm EAT

Impact Investing in Agriculture: the case of Malawi

Description: Implementing partners present the Investment thesis and strategy of the Malawi Impact Fund.

Speakers:

  • Sally Gitonga (Investment Director – BUILD Fund, Bamboo Capital)
  • Alessandro Balliana, Investment,Advisory and Partnership Felow, UNCDF

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10:45 am - 11:45 pm EAT

Expanding energy access in Madagascar

Description: Implementing partners present an ecosystem approach to foster energy investments in Madagascar.

Speakers: Government of Madagascar (Sovereign Wealth Fund), national partners

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11:45 am EAT 05:00 am EST

11:45 am - 12:45 pm EAT

Expanding renewable energy access in Zimbabwe through innovative financing and investments

Description: Implementing partners present the structure of the new Renewable Energy Fund in Zimbabwe.

Speakers:

  • Edward Kallon (UN Resident Coordinator Zimbabwe)
  • Dr. Sosten Ziuku (Government of Zimbabwe)
  • Jacob Gamu (Government of Zimbabwe)
  • Jeremiah Mushosho (UNDP Zimbabwe)
  • Davies Musoso (Old Mutual Investment Group)
  • Moderator: Hubert Gijzen (UNESCO Reional Office for Estern Africa)

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11:45 am - 12:45 pm EAT

Promoting universal health coverage in Rwanda

Description: Implementing partners showcase solutions focused on catalysing investments in primary health care.

Speakers:

  • Fodé Ndiaye (UN Resident Coordinator Rwanda)
  • Mathias Gakwerere (UNFPA Rwanda)
  • Manasseh Wandera (Society for Family Health Rwanda)
  • Moderator: Chipo Chimwanda (UNFPA East and Southern Africa Region)

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11:45 am - 12:45 pm EAT

Session: Catalyzing public and private finance to transform Ghana's sanitation sector

Description: Implementing partners present the Investment thesis and strategy of the Ghana Sanitation Fund.

Speakers:

  • Charles Abani (UN Resident Coordinator Ghana)
  • Yaw Amoateng Afriyie (Ghana Investment Promotion Centre)
  • Peter Aidoo (UN RCO Ghana)

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12:45 pm EAT 07:00 am EST

12:45 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm - 02:15 pm EAT

Cultural moment

Cultural Moment with Sitawe Namwalie

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02:00 pm - 02:15 pm EAT

Signing ceremony

Speakers: SDGPP/UNCDF/IOM

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02:15 pm - 03:15 pm EAT

Driving Financing for inclusive growth – establishing Impact Investing Kenya

Description: How the UN SDG Partnership Platform has supported a new national aggregation of financing associations to unlock a greater quantum, diversity and quality of private capital for impact in Kenya

Speakers: UN SDGPP, AVPA, EAVCA, FINTRINET, SESOK, Kenya Bankers Association, ANDE, Intellecap

Moderator: Open Capital

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03:15 pm EAT 08:15 am EST

03:15 pm - 05:00 pm EAT

Networking Coffee Break

Open tables and meeting rooms to facilitate bilateral sessions and networking meetups

09:00 am EAT 01:30 am EST

09:00 am - 10:00 am EAT

China and the Horn of Africa

Description: Discuss the regional opportunities for partnership with China.

Moderator: UN RCO China

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10:00 am EAT 03:00 pm EST

10:00 am - 11:30 am EAT

UN Community of Practice: SDG Partnership Platform Kenya

Sub-Session 1: The unique UN SDG Partnership Platform Kenya model - Catalyzing SDG Partnerships, Investments & Financing. The session will showcase SDGPP workstreams, achievements, lessons learnt and SDG Financing opportunities.

Hosted by: SDG Partnership Platform Kenya

Description: Moderator: Arif Neky – RCO/SDGPP Founding Coordinator

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm EAT

UN Community of Practice: Innovative finance tools

Sub-session 2: Showcase of innovative finance tools and how the UN can implement them.

Hosted by: UNCDF and UNDP

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12:30 am - 02:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm EAT 03:00 pm

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EAT

UN Community of Practice: Global and national trust funds

Sub-session 3: Global and national trust funds – options, solutions and lessons learned

Hosted by MPTFO – Jennifer Topping

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03:00 pm EAT 08:00 am

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm EAT

UN Community of Practice: Reflections and collaboration

Sub-session 4: Reflections and collaboration

Hosted by Joint SDG Fund

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Location

Located in: Safari Park Hotel & Casino

AddressThika Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Location

Located in: Safari Park Hotel & Casino

AddressThika Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

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