Ensuring Your Investment in Africa Is Sustainable

Track: Global Business | A1 |   Everyone |
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 10:45am – 11:30am
Held in: Jujama
Baratang Miya - Girlhype 
Binta Moustapha - University of the District of Columbia 
Sylvia Mukasa - GlobalX Investments Ltd/Innovation Labs
Moderator: Mimi Hills

Now that you’ve decided to invest in Africa, how do you ensure your investment is sustainable and socially responsible? How do you define sustainability and responsibility? Our panel of experts from the three largest Sub-Saharan African economies will talk about doing business in Africa. They will go beyond the cultural stereotypes to understand the current business economy, describe common pitfalls for first-time investors, and make recommendations for prioritizing localization investment. Learn from these seasoned entrepreneurs and active community members.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn how to avoid the most common cultural pitfalls that harm first-time investors in Africa; hear about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which provide a blueprint for socially responsible investment; and learn how to invest in localization for Africa without growing the gender gap or growing other inequities.