The Zambia Impact Investment Summit


A brief overview of the agenda for the upcoming Summit.

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The 2022 Zambia Impact Investment Summit agenda has been developed to support local SMEs to understand and gain access to investment, and to facilitate investors’ reach in the emerging Zambian market. Sessions are designed to maximise event deal flow.

Impact Investing in Zambia


Challenges, Solutions and Sector Opportunities


Exploring innovative financing models to scale up impact Zambian SMEs

Tuesday 13 September

09.00 Welcome

09.30  Official welcome from guest of honour

9.45  Keynote Address
The new growth path: Government support for inclusive growth and impact investment and business

10.15  Break

10.45  Keynote Panel
Exploring innovative financing models to scale up impact Zambian SMEs
Moderator: Lombe Muzala Batunda, Investment Manager, Prospero
Bruce Jaani, Business Banking Director, ABSA Group
Casey Cline, Senior Advisor, Shared Interest
Jacqueline Kigima, Investment Associate, FINCA Ventures
Jean-Frederic Beauchense, EDGE

11.30 Pitch Session
Investment ready, Zambian SMEs



13.00  Pitch session

13.30  Fireside Chat
Samuel Maimbo, Director, IDA Mobilisation and IBRD Corporate Finance, The World Bank
Moderator: Kate Munuka, MultiChoice Group

Doing the deal: hands on tips for negotiation and due diligence
Gaurav Vijayvargiya, CEO, Two Six Zero Brands
Nyaradzo Nyimo, Principal, Spear Capital

14.00 Pitch Session

14.30 Break

15.00 Keynote Panel
The role of research for development in catalysing private investment in climate smart agriculture: Lessons learned from AICCRA Zambia
Session led by CGAIR

15.30  Roundtable Sessions

  1. Pathway to a circular economy: how do we get there?
    Rushil Patel, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Inside Capital
  2. What are the paths to scaling up Zambian innovations for fostering impact investment and business?
    Simunza Muyangana, Director, Entrepreneurship and Co-Founder, BongoHive
  3. Embedding impact investment goals in artisanal and small-scale mining
    Adriana Blesa, Discovery Manager, Anglo American
  4. Understanding SME finance needs: listening to the customer
    Changwe Kumalinga, Business Development Director, Good Nature Agro
  5. How can SMEs and start-ups finance pathways for pension funds be de-risked?
    Jonathan Imakando, Deputy CEO, African Life
  6. SME scale: how smaller and early stage businesses can get become ready for international investment
    Elias Chipimo, Zambia Business Angel Network


16.30 – 17.30 Networking drinks


Wednesday 14 September 

09.00  Welcome

09.15  Keynote Panel
Digital Infrastructure transformation drives inclusive and sustainable wealth creation: how Zambia should prioritise digital infrastructure transformation to support inclusive growth and sustainable investment and business
Moderator Lwando Bbuku, Manager Markets & Competition, ZICTA
Lukonga Lindunda, Co-Founder & Excutive Director, BongoHive
Bejoy Nettikadon, Founder & CEO, NetOne
Senior Speaker, Launch Africa

10.00 Break

10.30 Keynote Panel
The role of ESG in driving inclusive growth and sustainable investment and business
Moderator: Sharon Sakuwaha, Co-Managing Partner, Moira Mukuka
Linda Zuze, Southern Africa Director, ID Insights
Dirk Holshausen, Director South Central Africa, BII
Brondwyn Douglas, ESG Officer, Spear Capital
Mizinga Meu, Managing Director and CEO, ABSA Bank Zambia

11.20 Pitch session

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Pitch session

13.30 Fireside Chat
Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment
Moderator: Dolika Banda, Consultant

Interactive session: What can banks in Zambia do to support your business?
Leading Zambian banks

14.00 Break

14.30 Keynote Panel
Enhancing SME and Women and Youth Co-Ops participation and collaboration initiatives in Zambia?
Led and moderated by Prospero
Lina Ng’inha, Head of Partnerships Africa, SeedStars

15.00 Roundtable Sessions

  1. Fintech. How can Zambia capitalise on this rapidly growing sector?
    Chilufa Mutale, Co-Founder and CEO, Premier Credit
  2. How to value your business for impact
    Basil Nundwe, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Inside Capital
  3. Mining as an impact investing partner – how working together can drive closing the funding gap
    Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations, Anglo American
  4. Collaboration in the agri-value chain: building supplier production capabilities
    Bruno Mweemba, Panuka 
  5. How Smart Asset Financing can power growth throughout an ecosystem
    Caitlin Craig, Investment Officer, Southern Africa Lead, Untapped Global
  6. Nurturing talent: what does Zambia need to do to train and retain the brightest entrepreneur and business minds?
    Sven Haefner, CEO and Founder, 30Thirty

16.00 Closing Remarks

*Agenda subject to change

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