Kindly accept this invitation to participate in an in-person roundtable discussion on Engaging
Endowments and Foundations to Facilitate US Investments in Africa. This event will convene a group of
experts on September 19th, 2023, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm EST.
The purpose of this event is to discuss the investment challenges and opportunities in Africa. For
decades, governments through Multilateral Development Institutions (i.e USAID, World Bank Group,
United Nations) have been the primary investors in Africa with a focus on closing the sustainable
development funding gap. According to a recent Boston Consulting Group report, global institutional
investor assets under management reach $103 trillion and US investors accounted for approximately
44%. Understanding the challenges and opportunities for US investors to increase investment allocations
to Africa and other emerging economies is imperative to reducing the existing funding gap.
In an effort to promote capital flow and address funding gaps, this roundtable will convene U.S. asset
Owners (endowment and foundations) and selected stakeholders to discuss investment challenges and
opportunities in Africa. Participants will discuss current global economic and geopolitical events that
present new opportunities for US institutional investors to reevaluate emerging market allocations, and
how the development community and private sector can manage risks in a more integrated fashion. Our
participants will explore investable opportunities, vehicles, and partnerships necessary to increase US
investment allocations in Africa.
We hope you will be part of the conversation and thank you in advance for your consideration. We look
forward to your positive confirmation and kindly request that you confirm your participation by August
28, 2023. If you have any questions, or to confirm your participation, please contact the session
organizer, Bintou Kaboré -Zerbo Bkabore@intitutionalnetwork.org.