AFSIC is the leading investment event focused on Africa’s financial services sector. The annual AFSIC, now in its 5th year, attracts financial services companies, predominantly leading Banks, Insurance Companies, Microfinance, Leasing and other regulated financial services companies from almost all parts of the African continent.
The wide spread of companies from across Africa attracts a highly significant proportion of major institutional investors focused on investment into Africa, and those considering the increasing merits of doing so. These investors include Sovereign Wealth Funds, Supranational investors, listed equity and private equity investors, African regulated asset managers, alongside impact investors such as DFIs and microfinance focused investors.
In addition to major Financial Services companies and Investors AFSIC is well represented by major Dealmakers focused on Africa, such as Investment Bankers, Stockbrokers, Corporate Finance experts, Fixed Income and Debt specialists, M&A bankers many of whom attend the Meet African Dealmaker event which takes place the night prior to AFSIC (the 3rd May 2017).
The Global Inclusion Awards 2017, a CYFI initiative, recognize and honor those that achieve greatness and demonstrate innovation in financial, social and livelihoods education, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurial support for children and youth at the national, regional and international level.
Save the Date! for the 6th Global Inclusion Awards Ceremony which will be held on 3 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
As part of the event, interactive workshops will bring together a diverse range of experts, practitioners, researchers and educators. We will explore inspiring implementation models for, greater financial inclusion and education of children and youth.
*Stay tuned for the more updates with regard to the event program, venue details and online registration.
USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and the Joint Learning Network invite you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd, on engaging non-state actors in governing quality of care.
Non-state actors have the potential to contribute to governing quality — providing technical inputs on policy development, monitoring health service delivery, and promoting accountability in the health system—but they are often not well engaged or effectively involved in achieving the national health agenda.
As steward of the health sector, the government may use several instruments and strategies to engage the non-state actors, including policy and dialogue, information exchange, regulation, finance and production of health resources. The government can also promote self-regulation and accountability in the health sector to ensure delivery of quality care.
The first matchmaking platform in water technologies – initiated in autumn 2010 in Berlin with eight successful forums in Zurich, Leuwaarden (NL), London, Dubai, Philadelphia (2), New York City – designed to bring exclusively (sic!) water technology (and those related in the water nexus) entrepreneurs and investors together in an exclusive, non-conference, one-on-one setting in order to accelerate growth by support in attracting (first) clients, assess business opportunities and facilitate financing in the water sector.
WaterVent differentiates its offering by:
- Being entrepreneur driven
- Covering all growth stages – from start-up to established
- Tailoring matchmaking between innovators, investors and potential users
- Rendering a global network with access to all relevant water tech experts, investors, corporates, incubators and clusters
- Global spread of attendees and database from all relevant water ”active” innovative regions
- Short presentations. No boring 45 minutes speeches….
- Including all adjacent technologies in the water nexus (i.e. green & blue biotech, aquaculture, food, urban and precision farming, resilient cities, fertilizers…)
- We offer matchmaking events as well as individualized advisory services to best serve your needs – whether you are an entrepreneur or investor.
At the W. R. Berkley Innovation Lab, we have a single mission: to nurture entrepreneurial talent at NYU. We elicit, honor and cherish human initiative, creativity, and passion–the essential ingredients for entrepreneuirial success in this new millennium. We’re talking about a way of thinking that surprises the market again and again with exciting, unexpected solutions. The Lab offers a broad array of insights from research, educational programs, acceleration opportunities, and industry-advising services that provide you with the skills you need to discover and execute bold new ideas.
Miller Center, in partnership with GE Healthymagination, offers an impact-generating opportunity for your growing enterprise. Connect with insightful Silicon Valley executive mentors and learn from the best. Develop a better business model and increase your impact. Through structured online curriculum, you energize, scale up, and move forward with confidence. Programs are cost-free for up to 20 participants.
About you: You are a leader of an existing for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid enterprise, in operation for two or more years in sub-Saharan Africa. You’re ready to build capacity and unleash your potential.
To apply, you must provide these services:
- You deliver health services directly to mothers and children from pregnancy to pediatric care;
- OR, you provide supportive infrastructure, including water, energy, improved health services to mothers and children;
- OR, you distribute, train, use, or maintain medical equipment; develop products or technologies that improve knowledge and access to care, including telemedicine, mobile technologies, data analysis, or image interpretation; or provide infrastructure services or facilities to mothers and children.
Are you a financial service provider that engages with Savings Groups?
Are you facing challenges in serving this market, related to market assessment; product development; delivery channels; digital infrastructure; financial and digital literacy; customer engagement; multi-stakeholder partnerships; or other areas?
Are you interested in teaming up with market leaders and innovators facing similar challenges to identify and test solutions?
Please apply to participate in this Peer Learning Group focused on challenges and opportunities faced by financial service providers in working with Savings Groups. This initiative is facilitated by the SEEP Network as part of the The MasterCard Foundation Savings Portfolio Learning Partnership — implemented by Itad in collaboration with the SEEP Network.