ICA: Zambia

Impact Capital Africa and the Zambian Development Agency have collaborated to create a new Zambian International Investment Forum (ZIIF) to focus on impact capital investment opportunities.

ICA: Zambia takes a new approach to connecting investors with entrepreneurs. Using our Impact Starter platform, local entrepreneurs have the opportunity to access business support and document preparation to become investment ready.

ICA: Zambia delegates will have the opportunity to access a pipeline of SMEs through Impact Starter ahead of the conference. Pre-conference due diligence and site visits will pave the way for deals to be closed during the event.




Why Come to ICA: Zambia


Impact investors, family offices, foundations, faith based and impact funds will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of investing into Zambia, easily search current local investment opportunities, co-invest with other impact investors, undertake early engagement, due diligence and site visits with companies ahead of the conference.

Zambian Entrepreneurs

Zambian entrepreneurs and SMEs will learn about impact investing, find and connect with new and relevant impact investors, work with investors who preserve and enhance company values, share due diligence documents securely ahead of the conference, and outline investment impacts and proposed monitoring methods.

Mining Companies

Executives, community liaisons and social teams will have the chance to discuss how impact capital can complement and maximise company CSR budgets. A specialist panel will lead the conversation to challenge traditional views of impact investing to consider how the impact investment principles can be applied to mining.

Impact Starter

In order to maximise the number of deals closed during the conference, ICA: Zambia has created Impact Starter a unique and exclusive platform which allows entrepreneurs access to investors motivated to invest into Zambia. Impact Starter provides investors with a simple and easy market place to access a pipeline of companies including investment ready SMEs, under-take pre-conference due diligence and site visits, and invest alone or in syndicated deals.

Impact Connect

Maximise your time at ICA: Zambia by pre-arranging meetings using ICAs tailor made matchmaking service. Too busy to set up meetings? Let Impact Connects auto-generating function suggest connections based on your pre-determined requirements.

Pre-Conference High Commission Meetings

Pre-conference roundtable meetings held at Zambian High Commissions to discuss key themes of ICA: Zambia.


Speakers and panellists confirmed to feature within the ICA: Zambia 2018 programme

2018 Agenda: Key Themes

The ICA: Zambia agenda has been developed to support local SMEs to understand and gain access to impact investors. Sessions are designed to maximise event deal flow.

Impact Starter

To maximise the deal flow coming directly from the conference ICA and PEP Zambia will identify and devolop a pipeline of SMEs giving them access to business support to make them 'investment ready' and list them on Impact Starter.
Impact Starter

Why Zambia

Stable Economic Fundamentals & Security

Zambia has a reputation as one of the top investment destinations on the continent. The country is highly dependent on its extractive resources, meaning that the economy is extremely vulnerable to price volatility. The importance of commodity prices for economic growth highlights the urgent need to diversify the economy.

The Zambian Development Agency see impact, ethical and purpose driven investment into SMEs as a vital step to expand and underpin diversification of the economy, generate employment opportunities, foster innovation and support the equitable distribution of wealth while building up resilience against the uncertainties of commodity markets.

Meet the Team

Impact Capital Africa (ICA): established by the Musangu Foundation (Zambia & UK) and Exigent Events (UK) to deliver high quality impactful impact investing conferences across the continent of Africa.

Partnering with ZDA and PEP Zambia to deliver the first Impact Investing Conference for Zambia.

E. D. Wala Chabala
Economic Policy & Strategy Consultant, Musangu Foundation

Dr E D Wala Chabala counts among his Alma Mata prestigious and top global institutions such as Cambridge University, McKinsey & Company and Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM). These accolades are a reflection of Dr Chabala's drive and tenacity to achieve and to deliver superior results.

James Blewett
Team Leader, Private Enterprise Programme Zambia (PEPZ)

PEPZ is a five year private sector development programme funded by UK Aid. PEPZ works with large corporates and SMEs to promote increased local content in supply chains, contributing to inclusive economic growth that benefits all Zambians. PEPZ focuses on the food and agriculture, mining, and tourism sectors.

Emma Parker
Operations Director, Musangu Foundation

The Musangu Foundation was established in 2015 to create and scale new solutions to Zambian development challenges through the application of business thinking to major social and environmental issues. The Musangu Foundation is working to catalyse the development, scalability and sustainability of local market-based solutions to address Zambian development challenges.

Lomthunzi Mbewe
Acting Manager- Investment Promotions, Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)

The ZDA became operational in 2007 as a quasi-Government institution under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI). The mandate of the Agency is to foster economic development through promoting and facilitating investments, trade, and competitiveness of local businesses.

Elliott Kayser
Co-Founder, Exigent Events

Exigent Events is a specialist conference production company focussed on the delivery of world-class events, particularly in emerging markets with extensive experience across Africa.

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