Ghana – April 2016

An Executive Workshop on Evaluating Impact Investing

April 13-14, 2016, Alisa Hotel, Accra

Program Booklet with Agenda and Speaker Biographies

Photo of Workshop Participants

Access the report of the workshop here:  Building the Field, Measuring Results: Report of the Executive Workshop on Evaluating Impact Investing

See Reviews of the Workshop here: Modern Ghana and Ghana Business News.

 

DAY 1    FIELD BUILDING FOR IMPACT INVESTING  April 13, 2016

8:30        Registration and Coffee

9:00        Opening Remarks by Workshop Chair

  •        Dr. Sulley Gariba, Workshop Chair

 9:05       Welcome Address by Host Institution

  •        Prof. Philip Duku Osei, Deputy Rector of GIMPA

 9:10       Statement from Sponsors

  •        Dr. Laila Smith, Director, CLEAR-Anglophone Africa
  •        Dr. Martha Melesse, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC

9:15        Objectives and Agenda of the Workshop

9:20        Keynote Address: Impact Investing: A Tool for Ghana’s Development?

  •        Hon. Dr. Rashid Pelpou, Minister of State for Private Sector Development, Government of Ghana

9:45        Achievements and Challenges of Impact Investment in Ghana

  •        Mr. Osman Sulemana, Chief Executive Officer, Venture Capital Trust Fund

 

10:15                  Tea Break

 

10:30     Impact Investing Worldwide: A Global Scan

11:15     Panel on Impact Investing in Africa: Potential, Momentum, Priorities

  •        Ms. Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Venture Capital Trust Fund (Chair)
  •        Ms. Pearl Darko, Coordinator, SDG Philanthropy Platform
  •        Ms. Refilwe Mokoena, Senior Program Manager, Greater Capital (Presentation PDF)
  •        Dr. Martha Melesse, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC (Presentation PDF)

 

12:15                  Lunch

 

1:30       Panel on Investing in SMEs for Social Impact

  •        Ms. Anna Samake, Regional Manager, Lundin Foundation (Chair)
  •        Mr. Matthew Boadu Adjei, Chief Executive Officer, Oasis Capital
  •        Mr. Anthony Annan, Chief Executive Officer, Impact Capital Advisors

2:15        Panel on Investing in Social Enterprises for Social Impact

  •        Mr. Godfred Amewu, Research Associate, GIMPA Centre for Impact Investing (Chair)
  •        Mr. Godfrey Mwindaare, West Africa Director, Acumen
  •        Ms. Barbara Ghansah, Loan Officer, Root Capital
  •        Ms. Patricia Safo, Managing Director, JCS Investments

 

3:15                  Tea Break

 

3.45        Public Policy and Impact Investing: Key Issues and Directions

  •        Dr. Barfour Osei, CEO, Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (Chair)
  •        Dr. Patrick Tandoh-Offin, Coordinator, GIMPA Centre for Impact Investing
  •        Mr. Godfred Amewu, Research Associate, GIMPA Centre for Impact Investing

4:15        Building the Capacity of Investee Businesses to Create Impact

4.45        Field-Building Strategies for Growing Impact Investing: What Works and What Doesn’t?

5:00        Wrap-up of the Day

  •        Dr. Sulley Gariba, Workshop Chair

 

5:15        Adjournment

5:30       Cocktail Reception

 

DAY 2    EVALUATION OF IMPACT INVESTING  April 14, 2016

8:30       Registration and Coffee

9:00       Welcome and Agenda for Day 2

  •        Dr. Sulley Gariba, Workshop Chair

9:15       Assessing the Results of Impact Investing Programs and Funds: An Overview

9:30       Theory of Change

9:45        Social Impact Assessment: Experience and Tools from the Impact Investing Industry

 

10:15                  Tea Break

 

10:30     Social Impact Measurement: Experience with the Cadiz Fund in South Africa

  •        Refilwe Mokoena, Senior Program Manager, Greater Capital (Presentation PDF)

11:15     Standards and Metrics in Impact Investing: A Dialogue on Application

  •        Mr. Karim Harji, Senior Instructor
  •        Ms. Refilwe Mokoena, Senior Program Manager, Greater Capital

 

12:00                  Lunch

 

1:30        Panel on Evaluation and Impact Investing

  •        Dr. Laila Smith, Director, CLEAR-Anglophone Africa (Chair) (Presentation PDF)
  •        Dr. Charles Amoatey, West Africa Representative, CLEAR-Anglophone Africa (Presentation PDF)

2:30        Evaluation of the Impact of Mining Investments in Education Outcomes in South Africa

  •        Mr. Neissan Besharati, M&E Technical Specialist, CLEAR Centre, Wits University (Presentation PDF)

 

3:30                   Tea Break

 

4:00        Getting Real: Managing Unintended or Negative Outcomes

  •        Dr. Edward Jackson, Workshop Director (Presentation PDF)
  •        Mr. Karim Harji, Senior Instructor

4:30        Building a Research Agenda on Evaluating Impact Investing

  •        Dr. Patrick Tandoh-Offin, Coordinator, GIMPA Centre for Impact Investing
  •        Dr. Charles Amoatey, West Africa Representative, CLEAR-Anglophone Africa (Chair)

5:00        Wrap-up of Workshop and Next Steps

  •        Dr. Sulley Gariba, Workshop Chair

5:15        Closing Remarks

  •        Mr. Percival Ampomah, Head of Investments, Venture Capital Trust Fund
  •        Dr. Laila Smith, Director, CLEAR-Anglophone Africa
  •        Dr. Martha Melesse, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC

 

5:30        Adjournment

 

Workshop Organizing Committee

  •        Ms. Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Venture Capital Trust Fund
  •        Mr. Godfred Amewu, Research Associate, GIMPA Centre for Impact Investing
  •        Dr. Patrick Tandoh-Offin, Coordinator, GIMPA Centre for Impact Investing
  •        Dr. Charles Amoatey, West Africa Representative, CLEAR-Anglophone Africa
  •        Dr. Laila Smith, Director, CLEAR-Anglophone Africa
  •        Dr. Edward Jackson, Workshop Director