ABOUT: Impact@Africa

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.

ABOUT: UNDP

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.

ABOUT: Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim ( https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com) is a global group of companies embracing many cultures and diverse societies. Improving the health and quality of life of humans and animals is the goal of the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The focus in doing so is on diseases for which no satisfactory treatment option exists to date. The company therefore concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can extend patients’ lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention.

ABOUT: CTA

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) (http://www.cta.int/) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.

ABOUT: Mars

Mars Wrigley Confectionery (https://www.mars.com) is the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections. … Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Mars Wrigley Confectionery will distribute its world-famous brands including M&M’s®, Snickers®, Twix®, Skittles® and Orbit® in more than 180 countries.

ABOUT: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Foundation (https://www.trust.org) is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. It works to advance media freedom, raise awareness of human rights issues, and foster more inclusive economies. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives,  it combines its unique services to drive systemic change. Its mission is to inspire collective leadership, empowering people to shape free, fair and informed societies.

ABOUT: MMH

The Making More Health Initiative (MMH) (https://www.makingmorehealth.org) ” is a long-term initiative with the goal to improve health in communities around the world by identifying and supporting the most promising solutions to challenging health problems

ABOUT: ICON

Innovative Cooperative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON) (https://www.cta.int/en/channel/icon-project-sid0beca7327-6437-4ae4-9912-55d03ba95d1f ) ICON’s mandate is to improve the consumption and value creation of highly nutritious food products – by increasing production capacity and access to markets for the 17 social entrepreneurs and their network of local producers – and provide nutritional education for local consumers.

Falaq Tijani
Manager at SAHEL Consulting

Falaq is a Manager at Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited.

She has worked with development organizations, private organizations and government agencies on strategic assessment and planning, market analysis, national and regional policy analysis and entry strategies to inform investments in the African Agricultural sector.

She has worked on the downstream and upstream sectors across various value chains focusing on several countries in West Africa including Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria.

Falaq holds a BSc in Business Economics (First Class Honors) from the Anglia Ruskin University, England. She is proficient in French and English.