The UK Department for International Trade has organised the Africa Investment Conference, which brings together the UK and African businesses to discuss relevant and emerging themes around doing business in Africa and connecting the UK companies to today’s opportunities across the continent.
The Africa Investment Conference, slated for 20th January this year, will explore how inclusive, a sustainable and resilient investment can help Africa transition to a cleaner, greener growth trajectory, particularly seeking to build back better from the global COVID-19pandemic.
The conference will make a case for a strengthened, closer collaboration and partnership between the UK and Africa, highlighting the UK Department for International Trade’s support that is available to business, and driven by the insights of the recently established Africa Investors Group (a grouping of some of the UK’s largest investors in Africa).
The Africa Investment Conference will have a focus on four key sectors of activity:
- Sustainable Infrastructure
- Renewable Energy
- Financial & Professional Services
- Agriculture and Agri-Tech
To register for the conference, click here.
A similar conference held in January last year saw the London Stock Exchange (LSE) list two unique bonds, as well as sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE).
Acorn Holdings listed its Kenyan Shilling green bond on LSE, making it the first Kenya shilling denominated corporate green bond listed in the UK. The bond was also the first from an African issuer to list on London’s Sustainable Bond Market. The bond’s proceeds will finance environmentally friendly accommodation for 5,000 university students in Nairobi.
Furthermore, LSE and the GSE signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support Ghanaian businesses raising equity and debt capital both domestically and internationally.