The Africities Summit takes a further step with the creation of the Africities Investment Forum, a space for connecting local and subnational governments having projects to present to investors or technical and financial partners. The Africities Investment Forum will be held Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Kisumu (Kenya)
as part of the 9th edition of the Africities Summit.
The Forum aims to deepen the dialogue between local authorities and private operators with a view to better understanding the potential and investment opportunities that exist in the territories. The goal of the Forum is twofold : it involves both making potential partners aware of the constraints encountered by local authorities in setting up and financing their investment projects ; and on the other hand, to put project leaders in touch with the main partners, whether they are private investors, members of the Diaspora, institutions specializing in setting up bankable projects, or financial institutions, whether public or private. The purpose
is to jointly identify innovative and efficient solutions for the effective implementation on the ground of projects carried or presented by subnational governments.
The Forum will be organized in two parts : a part dedicated to sessions and workshops held as part of the reflections and exchanges of the thematic segment of the Africities Summit ; and a section devoted to establishing business relationships between regional decision-makers and public or private operators (B2B) organized as part of the Africities Exhibition.
This call for expressions of interest is open for a period of two (2) months from January 01 to February 28, 2022. It is aimed at members of UCLG Africa interested in the achievement of three (3) to five ( 5) investment projects considered as priorities and for which members wish to experience significant progress during their participation in the Africities Investment Forum.
The corresponding proposals must be accompanied by a brief presentation of the projects concerned following the attached form: