Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Angela Homsi

Co-founder, Investor & Director
Angaza Capital / Ignite Power

Angela is the founding managing partner of Angaza Capital - a sustainable investment fund providing growth capital to tech-enabled businesses solving Africa’s biggest challenges. Angela also co-founded Ignite 5 years ago which grew to become a pan-Africa clean energy and agri-tech solutions company employing over 3000 people, working to lift millions of people out poverty through its core business. In addition, she is on the investment Committee of Microvest, which funds invested in over 200 companies in 60 countries, is on the leadership board of Seeds of Peace and was a founding board member of Harvard's Negotiation Strategies Institute supporting rising political leaders to be a driving force for a more sustainable and tolerant world. Previously she spent a decade as Director at Generation Investment Management, a 23 billion $ fund chaired by Al Gore, and as a Trader/investor at Goldman Sachs. Finally, she has also spent time supporting sustainable peace in the Middle- East and the rise of a more sustainable form of capitalism, working alongside Sir Ronald Cohen and many other pioneers in the field of social impact investing and better systems' design. Through all of her work, she focuses on the nexus of technology, better leadership and smarter capitalism which internalises global challenges effectively and fairly. She holds an M.Phil. in Mathematics and Finance from Dauphine University, a BA in Economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne, and is a Singularity University graduate – the technology university co- founded by Google-X. She speaks French, Spanish, Arabic and some Hebrew.

Sessions of the speaker

26-MAR-2020

26-MAR-2020

11:30 – 13:00

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are being formulated by the international community will have very significant implications for investment needs. The private sector investment in SDGs can help structure efforts to mobilise funds, to channel them to SDG sectors, and to maximise impacts and mitigate drawbacks.

This session will discover the positive impacts of investment in SDG segments, the challenges faced in LDCs and the opportunities which exist. 

11:30 – 11:35

Introduction

Speakers:
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Zoë Harries
Managing Director
Impact Zones

11:35 – 11:45

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Cheremin Sergey
Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India

11:45 – 12:55

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Weixi Gong
Chief, Investment Promotion Division | Coordinator, Investment and Technology Promotion Offices Network
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
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Syed Husain Quadri
Manager of Country Strategy and Market Integration
Islamic Development Bank
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Simone Filippini
President
Leadership4SDGs Foundation
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Angela Homsi
Co-founder, Investor & Director
Angaza Capital / Ignite Power
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Timothy Bishop
Senior Advisor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Dr. Hongjoo Hahm
Deputy Executive Secretary for Programmes
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

12:55 – 13:00

26-MAR-2020

11:45 – 12:55

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Weixi Gong
Chief, Investment Promotion Division | Coordinator, Investment and Technology Promotion Offices Network
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
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Syed Husain Quadri
Manager of Country Strategy and Market Integration
Islamic Development Bank
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Simone Filippini
President
Leadership4SDGs Foundation
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Angela Homsi
Co-founder, Investor & Director
Angaza Capital / Ignite Power
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Timothy Bishop
Senior Advisor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Dr. Hongjoo Hahm
Deputy Executive Secretary for Programmes
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)