Impact@Africa (www.impactatafrica.org) is a Pan-African impact investment ecosystem development network that brings together continental and international ecosystem players active in Africa and provides a strong and unified voice for the sub-sector on the continent. The Network’s purpose is to support the creation of a vibrant environment for impact investing in Africa: 1) by helping to address key barriers that inhibit the development and growth of the impact investing sector on the continent, 2) to promote the development of locally based fund managers and asset management teams, and 3) to encourage domestic resource mobilization – all toward the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063. A member led organization, Impact@Africa was formally launched in 2018 following a three-year, multi-stakeholder consultative process spearheaded and financially supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss government, with support from the African Union Commission (AUC) and a diverse group of impact investment sub-sector leaders from across Africa.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (www.undp.org) is the UN‘s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, supporting their own solutions to development challenges and developing national and local capacities that will help them achieve human development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated on three main focus areas: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, and climate and disaster resilience. UNDP helps countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we promote gender equality and the protection of human rights.