Zambia Impact Investment Summit - SOLD OUT

Lusaka, Zambia
CIÊLA RESORT & SPA, Bonanza Estate


We are SOLD OUT for the upcoming Zambia Impact Investing Summit

We thank everyone for their interest, and enthusiasm, and so look forward to seeing you on 13 & 14 September 2022 in Lusaka

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Zambia Impact Investing Summit

Bringing together the impact investing ecosphere in Lusaka, Zambia – focused on networking, getting deals done, and building impact investing.

The two-day, in-person event will feature a pipeline of investment ready Zambian businesses, roundtables, featured speakers and more.

Brought to you by:

The National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia (NABII) and Impact Capital Africa (ICA) and have joined together to host this in-person event for impact investors, growth-focused businesses, government, civil society, donors, and other agencies involved in the impact investment sphere.

NABII is a cross-sector driven organisation that works to accelerate the growth and effectiveness of the impact investment ecosystem in Zambia.

Impact Capital Africa acts as a conduit between world-wide impact investors and growth-focused Sub-Saharan African impact businesses, supporting the impact investment process end-to-end.

Our partnership strengthens the impact investment ecosystem in Zambia and brings greater capacity to the upcoming Summit. NABII, Impact Capital Africa and partners are excited to present a fresh pipeline of businesses ready for investment, drive collective action on pressing issues in the impact investment ecosystem, provide networking opportunities and show you all that Zambia has to offer!

Topics to be covered (with more being confirmed)…

Keynote panels & fireside chats

  • The new growth path: Government support for inclusive growth and impact investment and business
  • Exploring innovative financing models to scale up impact Zambian SMEs
  • Harnessing trade and investment in the bio-trade sector
  • Understanding the impact investment climate in Zambia
  • The role of research for development in catalysing private investment in climate smart agriculture: Lessons learned from AICCRA Zambia
  • Innovative approaches to reach the last mile

Interactive roundtables

  • What are the paths to scaling up Zambian innovations for fostering impact investment and business?
  • Nurturing talent: how can Zambia train and retain the brightest entrepreneur and business minds?
  • Do alternative fundraising models have a place in Zambia?
  • Embedding impact investment goals in artisanal and small-scale mining
  • De-risking SME & start-up finance pathways for pension funds?
  • Getting traction for renewable energy solutions in Zambia
  • Fintech: How can Zambia capitalise on this rapidly growing sector?
  • How to value your business for impact
  • Mining as an impact investing partner – how working together can drive closing the funding gap

Pitches, networking & masterclasses

  • Multiple pitch sessions featuring exciting investment-ready Zambian SMEs
  • Breakout sessions to network and reconnect
  • Masterclasses for SMEs on negotiation, closing deals, & unpacking due diligence

Partners & Sponsors

Who is this event for?


Gain advance access to a pipeline of investment ready Zambian businesses. Take part in focused roundtable discussions to deep dive into the key themes affecting investment in the Zambian market and take part in sector reviews.


Connect with other businesses, gain insight into the Zambian economy, and create relationships with investors which can lead to investment in your company.

Service providers

Make connections in some of the fastest growing companies in Zambia and with investors with burgeoning impact portfolios. Learn more about the business climate in Zambia to help identify opportunities for growth.


Demonstrate how you can add value to and support both impact investors and impact enterprises and develop relationships with future clients at Zambia’s foremost impact investing conference.

Donors & NGOs

Learn how impact investing is changing the landscape and how new approaches and collaborations are creating sustainability and impacting the way NGOs move forward.


Mining Companies

Meet local businesses who are developing solutions to  development challenges, while engaging with impact investors to see how co-investment into these SMEs could create mutual benefit.

What to expect

Informed panel discussions & fireside chats

Topics are most important to businesses, investors, and other investment ecosystem players, structured to catalyse discussion and participation. Feature leaders in industry, regulation, investment, services provision, and innovation in Zambia with opportunities to learn and participate.

Panel discussion at ICA 2019
A round table discussion at ICA Zambia 2019

High value round tables

Round table discussions offer a great networking avenue that give all attendees the opportunity to share with, and learn from, a group of peers. Our roundtables are moderated by carefully selected ecosystem enablers who keep conversation flowing and facilitate honest discussion.

SME pipeline

ICA, in conjunction with partners, are working with Zambian SMEs to ensure they are investment ready. The Summit will feature quickfire pitches from these SMEs, offer the opportunity to meet this pipeline of businesses and begin deal making discussion.

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