Breakout 2
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Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 110
Geopolitics

Uncharted Waters: Navigating the Delicate Balancing Act for Businesses and Investors Facing Political Risks in Africa

With over 50 distinct countries, the African continent presents a kaleidoscope of regulatory environments, political climates, and macroeconomic challenges. From abrupt policy changes to unstable governance – epitomized by the recent wave of coups across West and Central Africa – doing business in Africa requires companies and investors to adapt to shifting sands. This panel delves into the tangible, hands-on approaches to managing political risks in the African context. How do stakeholders assess and prepare for potential political risks in Africa? How can businesses leverage grassroots community relations as a buffer against high-level political volatility? How are insurance models adapting to offer genuine, affordable, and durable protection to businesses and investors? How can dialogue between the public and private sectors remain robust amidst shifting political landscapes?

In a continent that is as rich in opportunities as it is in complexities, managing political risks becomes paramount for business success. This conversation will provide insights on this key topic to discuss the tools and tactics that will pave the way for successful business endeavors, and projects developed on the continent.

Uncharted Waters: Navigating the Delicate Balancing Act for Businesses and Investors Facing Political Risks in Africa

With over 50 distinct countries, the African continent presents a kaleidoscope of regulatory environments, political climates, and macroeconomic challenges. From abrupt policy changes to unstable governance – epitomized by the recent wave of coups across West and Central Africa – doing business in Africa requires companies and investors to adapt to shifting sands. This panel delves into the tangible, hands-on approaches to managing political risks in the African context. How do stakeholders assess and prepare for potential political risks in Africa? How can businesses leverage grassroots community relations as a buffer against high-level political volatility? How are insurance models adapting to offer genuine, affordable, and durable protection to businesses and investors? How can dialogue between the public and private sectors remain robust amidst shifting political landscapes?

In a continent that is as rich in opportunities as it is in complexities, managing political risks becomes paramount for business success. This conversation will provide insights on this key topic to discuss the tools and tactics that will pave the way for successful business endeavors, and projects developed on the continent.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 110

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Breakout 1
Saturday
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10:15 am
Aldrich 111
Iterating Traditional PE for Africa
Lessons from African iterations to traditional PE
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Iterating Traditional PE for Africa

There have been several iterations of how to adapt the traditional PE fund for Africa's unique challenges. These include permanent capital vehicles, de novo funds and sovereign wealth funds. Are these iterations performing any better? What are the lessons for traditional PE from these experiments? What other iterations are LPs like DFIs willing to invest in next?

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 10:15 AM
Aldrich 111
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Lunches
Saturday
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12:25 pm
Aldrich 007
Sponsor Informational Lunch: Mckinsey Africa
Sponsor informational lunch
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Sponsor Informational Lunch: Mckinsey Africa

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Aldrich 007
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Lunches
Saturday
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12:25 pm
Aldrich 009
Sponsor Informational Lunch: Africa Finance Corporation
Sponsor informational lunch
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Sponsor Informational Lunch: Africa Finance Corporation

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives over lunch.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Aldrich 009