AfricaTech is a technology event within AfricaCom dedicated to accelerating Africa’s enterprise digital transformation. The largest gathering of the tech community on the African continent, it attracts over 12,000 technology experts and business leaders across a broad range of industry verticals. With premium content dedicated to AI, IoT, blockchain, fintech, cloud, data centres & security, an exhibition featuring 100+ tech pioneers and a host of networking opportunities, if you are looking to do business in Africa then talk to us about our sponsorship, exhibition and partnership opportunities today.
Did you know that the National Bank of Ethiopia has issued a new directive that allows FinTech companies to start offering payment processing and related services in the Ethiopian market?
This is historical! In light of this new directive, opportunities are opening in the financial sector: business opportunities for Ethiopian entrepreneurs, private banks, foreign financial institutions, and FinTech companies. Also, this is good news for the citizens of Ethiopia that will hopefully benefit from a wider range of services. Iceaddis, Ethiopia’s first innovation hub and tech incubator, the Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia, and Pears Program for Global Innovation, are partnering around a joint webinar series presenting the FinTech landscape globally and diving into the opportunities of this new market, cultivating on the exchange between the financial sector in both markets.
What is the future of financial services in Ethiopia? What should financial institutions and entrepreneurs take into consideration when innovating in the financial sector?
Israel counts over 500 FinTech startups and a developed FinTech ecosystem with many years of experience looking overseas. The webinar series will feature top Israeli FinTech experts who will share their experience and insights together with the leading Ethiopian experts who will present the current situation in Ethiopia and their vision of the future. Local financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and FinTech actors, join this series of three webinars which will explore the opportunities for collaboration between the two ecosystems! Register here!
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST
You are invited to the global launch of a landmark AVPA study: The Landscape for Social Investments in East, West and Southern Africa.These three regional studies were commissioned by the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) and produced by Intellecap Advisory Services, with support from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), Social Capital Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and an anonymous donor.Please join AVPA for an interactive session to present key study findings, including:
As Africa nears the 2030 target year to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we face significant challenges, with an estimated $500 billion – $1.2 trillion annual SDG financing gap. At AVPA, they see social investment as a continuum of diverse capital providers who can all contribute to closing this gap in different ways. They hope this study will provide a baseline for understanding how different social investors can collaborate to achieve the SDGs, and beyond.
- The current state of social investment across the continent and its development over the last decade
- Investment activities and strategies of different social investors, including:
- Corporates, foundations, family offices, sustainability aligned private fund managers
- Faith-based organisations, diaspora remittances
- Development finance institutions, bilateral and multilateral donors
- Enabling environment for social investment
- Demand for social investment capital
- Recommendations for further research and support for industry development
Time: 3:00 PM Johannesburg / 8:00 AM ET