Africa50 Calls for Improved Enabling Environment for Off-Grid Solar at Conference on the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean
On November 14 in Cairo, Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobisse participated in the second Business Forum for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) organized by the EBRD and Egypt.
On October 19 in London, at a business round table organized by the Business Council for Africa, Invest Africa, and the Africa Expert Network, CEO Alain Ebobisse outlined Africa50’s operations and progress. He emphasized that Africa50 is a development finance institution, but that in practice it is “run almost like a private sector fund which is supported by government shareholders.”
Africa50 CEO Urges African Countries to Improve the Investment Climate to Attract Investment at US Chamber of Commerce Event
On October 12, 2017, Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobisse addressed an audience of investors at the US Chamber of Commerce on how best to finance infrastructure investment in Africa. He was joined by Benedict Oramah, President of the AfreximBank and Charles Boamah, Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank. The panel was moderated by Scott Eisner, President of the Chamber’s US-Africa Business Center. Del Renigar, Senior International Policy and Trade Advisor of General Electric, gave opening remarks
On October 13, Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobisse joined David Bohigian, Executive VP of OPIC, Joachim Nagel, Member of the Executive Board of KfW, and Linda Broekhuizem, Chief Investment Officer at FMO, for a panel discussion on the evolving role of DFIs in the world’s changing economy. Co-hosted by CSIS and EDFI, the European association of DFIs, the event celebrated EDFI’s 25th anniversary. Other speakers included Dan Runde of CSIS, Nanno Kleiterp of EDFI, and Martin Wolf of the Financial Times.