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Funding Africa’s Young Restoration Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
14:30 PM - 15:30 PM Europe/London
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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The AUDA-NEPAD/AFR100 Secretariat, World Resources Institute (WRI) Africa and UN Environment Programme are hosting a webinar on Funding Africa’s Young Restoration Entrepreneurs: Tools and Platforms. The overarching objective of the webinar is to outline new financing opportunities for forest and landscape restoration and connect entrepreneurial youth working in restoration with the tools and platforms that they need to succeed.

We invite you to join this live digital event on November 18, 2020 at 14:30 – 15:30 CAT.

To register, click here.

The event will also be broadcasted live on @AFR100_Official on Twitter and AUDA-NEPAD YouTube. It will include English and French translation.

Musonda Mumba of UN Environment will moderate, with remarks from Mamadou Diakhite of AFR100 and Wanjira Mathai of WRI Africa.

Topics include:

  • Funding entrepreneurs: the Land Accelerator, Rural Prosperity Bond and TerraMatch
    Will Anderson, WRI
  • Capital flows and access to finance for small enterprises 
    Milton LoreTeam Leader, Mastercard Foundation Fund
  • Leveraging technology to connect entrepreneurs to the value chain
    Aisha Raheem, founder of Farmz2u
  • Participation and access to markets within the forestry value chain
    Harrison Kojwang, Regional Director for Africa, Forest Stewardship Council
  • Youth access to land
    Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet, African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests

We look forward to engaging with you in defining how young restoration entrepreneurs can access financing.