Impact Investing and Subsidized Finance

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Digital innovation is a key driver for social impact.  In Africa, Digital technologies are enabling locally-led solutions to address the region’s pressing challenges and reach under-served communities. As such, the digital sector is attracting growing interest and funding from impact investors (those seeking social impact alongside financial returns). It is therefore crucial for DIHs to have an understanding of impact investing and subsidised finance not only for them to be able to attract funding for their programmes but also to support their start ups to benefit from these opportunities.

AfriconEU, the first Trans-continental Networking Academy for African and European Digital Innovation Hubs in partnership with African Technology Business Network (ATBN) is hosting an online webinar on “Impact Investing and Subsidised Finance” 

The webinar will cover the fundamentals of impact investing and subsidised finance and introduce participants to the key players and funders within the impact investment and finance landscape. There will also be a discussion about what impact funders are looking for and tips for successfully raising impact finance.


Topics to be discussed:

  • Fundamentals of impact investing and subsidised finance
  • Impact finance landscape – key players and funders
  • Raising impact investment and subsidised finance


Who should attend?

  • Leaders of DIHs (tech hubs, universities, incubators, accelerators)
  • Investors
  • Youth
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurs and entrepreneur support network leaders
  • Digital skills providers

Date: Wednesday, 29th March, 2023

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm BST

Speaker: Alforde Charumbira, Global Social Impact and Investing Strategist (Utando Social Impact Solutions)



11.00 – 11.15 – Welcome and introductions

11.15- 12.00 – Speaker presentation

12.00- 12.25 Audience Q & A (moderated by Eunice)

12.25- Closing remarks

Moderator: Eunice Baguma-Ball – Executive Director at ATBN with over 12 years’ experience leading digital inclusion, female entrepreneurship and impact technology programmes around the world.


This event is part of the new AfriConEU project to support African and European Digital Innovation Hubs in capacity building, knowledge sharing, networking, collaboration, joint projects and ventures development. 

The project is being delivered by a consortium of partners including ATBN, INOVA+, Emerging Communities Africa, Youthmakers Hub, Porto Business School, OutBox, Dpixel, Stimmuli, ITC , Buni Hub and HapaSpace.

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AfriConEU project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (GA no. 101016687).

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