#AGGF2018 Event: Africa Green Growth Investment Forum

Date & Time: 27 November 2018 | 10:00-17:30

Location: MH 1&2, Kigali Convention Centre


The Africa Green Growth Investment Forum will be the centerpiece of the Africa Green Growth Forum. The one day event will bring together leaders from government, the private sector and civil society to explore the opportunities for green growth across the continent and chart a course for harnessing these opportunities.

The event will be an opportunity for investors to discuss investment ideas and the overall investment climate from key national and regional players, investment promotion specialists and green and climate responsive businesses currently operating nationally and in the region.

Innovative green growth financing mechanisms such as green bonds, climate bonds and green banks will be discussed through experts panels on the opportunities and barriers for Investing in green growth in Africa. To ensure complementary partners hold fruitful engagements, participants have the opportunity to select and match partners with mutual interests and personally meet through ‘Business-to-Business’ meetings.


10:00 – Introduction by Rwanda Development Board

10:10 – Creative Performance

10:20 – Remarks by Dr. Frank Rijsberman Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute

10:30 – Introduction of Guest of Honour by Vincent Biruta, Minister of Environment, Rwanda

10:35 – Welcome Remarks by the Guest of Honour

10:45 – Presentation on the State of Green Growth Investment in Africa by Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, AFDB

11:00 – Group Photo, Opening of Green Growth Exhibition (Foyer 1A) and Health Break (Concourse)

11:30 – Panel Discussion on the Opportunities and Barriers for Investing in Green Growth in Africa
  • Soraya Hakuziyaremye, Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda
  • Dr Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Practice Manager, Climate Research and Analytics, Climate Change Group, World Bank
  • R.Yofi Grant, CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
  • Vera Leitão Machado, Efrican – Ae Foundation/Aenergia

12:30 – Address on Role of Financial Mechanisms to Support Innovative Climate Finance by Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative

12:45 – Panel on Experience in Utilising Financial Mechanisms to Support Green Growth

  • Ayaan Adam, Director, Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund
  • Mikko Ollikainen, Manager, Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat
  • Amar Inamdar, Managing Director, KawiSafi Ventures
  • Dr. Gerd Droesse, General Counsel, World Green Economy Organisation

13:45 – Lunch (MH3 & Concourse) 14:45 – The Role of Public-Private Partnerships to scale up green growth in Africa

  • Lea Mikala, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Water and Forests in charge of Environment and Sustainable Development, Gabon
  • Diane Karusisi, CEO, Bank of Kigali
  • Pablo Vieira, Global Director of the NDC Partnership Support Unit
  • Gayatri Datar, CEO, EarthEnable
  • Health Break

    15:45 – Climate Finance Instruments – Opportunities for Africa’s Private Sector

    • Remarks by Hubert Ruzibiza, CEO, Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA)
    • Remarks by Eric Rutabana, CEO, Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)
    • Introduction by Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative
    • Innovative Financial Instruments in Africa – Pitches
    • Investor Reactions
    • Audience and Innovators Q&A
    17:15 – Closing Remarks by Rwanda Private Sector Federation

    Business to Business Meetings (Concourse)


      Julie Gichuru – Kenyan Entrepreneur and Media Personality