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Global Business Forum Africa 2019 to highlight 40 speakers

The forthcoming Global Business Forum Africa (GBF Africa) in Dubai will feature 40 prominent speakers and 26 interactive sessions.

Among the high-level participants headlining the event are the presidents of Liberia, Zimbabwe and Seychelles and Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The President of Liberia H.E. George Weah will lead a session entitled “Unleashing Liberia’s Potential” where he will discuss his plans to unlock growth prospects for Liberia and opportunities for young entrepreneurs to become key contributors to the economy.

H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, will join a discussion focusing on potential opportunities to revitalise Zimbabwe and the role that entrepreneurs and investors can play in addressing pressing challenges such as power shortages, water and fuel. He will also venture in the topics of food security, healthcare and job creation.

H.E. Danny Faure, President of Seychelles, will focus on …

Impact investing has been a buzzword for quite some time, but in reality, for most financial professionals, it is still somewhat of a new concept and quite often misunderstood.

Capital deployed with the purpose of generating measurable social or environmental impact has been available for ages; however, attaching an expectation of financial returns demands liability from everyone involved and translates into sustainable projects with a real developmental impact. FurtherAfrica met with Christelle Kupa, a rising star in the African impact investment scene to talk about the market misconceptions and to learn more about how Uhusiano Capital is taking the lead to connect European players with impact investment opportunities in Africa.

Fabio Scala: It’s such a pleasure to see you Christelle. I decided to begin this OpenTalk on a different note as we’ve been friends for a few years now and its no secret that I am a big fan