The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), have launched an inaugural Africa-Asia Impact Investing Fellowship.
Starting September 2021, the Fellowship will be facilitated by Gayle Peterson, a Fellow at the Oxford Saïd Business School, and run over a span of four months. The program will include a combination of pre-reading, closed-door learning sessions with expert facilitation, and post-discussion study groups. Post Fellowship, AVPN and AVPA will continue engaging with the alumni cohort by helping them identify pipelines of deals to invest in.
Asset owners and managers who are looking to acquire the right knowledge and resources to build an impact strategy while building a strong portfolio should consider applying for the Fellowship.
To meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world will need to raise three times more sustainable financing than we are currently investing. With government budgets facing deficits, development aid withdrawing, and the financing gap widening, the role of private sector capital has never been more crucial.
Asia and Africa could be poised for strong economic growth if the opportunities presented in the next decade are effectively leveraged for maximum impact.
DEADLINE: August 12, 2021