Big Path Capital will host the 16th Impact Capitalism Summit virtually on March 31, from 12 – 4 pm EDT. ICS is one of the longest-running series of convenings for investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return.
Impact Capitalism Summits offer a curated, thought-provoking, and actionable agenda designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and encourage collaboration in a unique environment that captures the imagination and inspires participation. Participants hear from prominent family offices, institutional investors, and influential foundations about what is driving their impact investment decision-making in 2020.
Power for All in collaboration with the Malabo Montpellier Panel will host a webinar on the theme: Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa. The webinar will explore opportunities for synergy between mini-grids and the agricultural value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa.
UN FAO estimates that 58.8% of the total sub-Saharan workforce is in agriculture with 63.6% of the population being in rural areas. In a sector that directly employs about 175 million people in Africa, smallholder agriculture is particularly important for women, as around 70% of smallholders are female. Yet the potential for the continent to be an agricultural giant is stifled to a significant degree by the persistent lack of electricity access.
Linking decentralized renewables energy (DRE) and agriculture can provide mutually beneficial outcomes across the energy-food nexus. In particular, renewable energy-powered technologies ranging from cold storage to solar pumps can accelerate agricultural growth and reduce food waste. The Malabo Montpellier Panel 2019 report, ‘Energized: Policy innovations to power the transformation of Africa’s agriculture and food system’ highlights the promising energy-related strategies, policies, and technologies emerging across Africa’s agricultural value chain.
These online forums will allow you to meet other business operators ‘virtually’ for expert-moderated interactive online discussions. Here you can raise questions on issues you might be facing and as a global community we will mobilise our collective experience and expertise to listen and try to provide practical assistance.
Mar 31, 2020 10:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney time