Climate Investment Forum is the largest gathering of investors, business leaders, innovators and policy maker redefining green investment in Africa.
The exclusive Summit has a limited number of delegate passes available for purchase. Rates will increase on March 10th on all remaining passes.
The Summit will take place at Trademark Hotel, Nairobi.1
Climate Investment Summit connects climate leaders from the African ecosystem and international players under one roof. Network with key stakeholders including leading investors, policy makers, innovators, business leaders, multilateral donors, regulators and industry stakeholders driving green investment forward.3
The Summit will take place on 24th March 2022.2
Climate Investment Summit connects climate leaders from the African ecosystem and international players under one roof. Network with key stakeholders including leading investors, policy makers, innovators, business leaders, multilateral donors, regulators and industry stakeholders driving green investment forward.4
A partner in the Environmental Law & Pro Bono & Human Rights practice areas at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.
She is based in Nairobi and provides legal advice to a broad range of clients in both the public and private sector.
Clarice is well versed in carbon markets & climate finance, and has been actively involved in several engagements relating to climate change, including conducting a feasibility study on the establishment of a Carbon Credit Exchange Mechanism for a regional body, advising project developers on Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements (ERPAs) for carbon projects developed in Kenya and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, drafting subsidiary legislation under the Climate Change Act, 2016 and advising on carbon rights ownership & transfer.
Clarice holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Climate Change Law and Policy from the University of Strathclyde and a Master of Science (MSc) in Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh.
She attained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Ten years’ experience in agriculture, impacting investing and asset management.
Over the last seven years, led and made direct investments in the agribusiness sector in East Africa.
Developed regional agriculture strategy and expanded portfolio that has already reached more than 5.4M smallholder famers and impacted 27M lives across Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.
MBA from Columbia Business School and BA from Stanford University.
Lizzie Biney-Amissah is a Partner at E3 Capital with over 14 years of experience. Passionate about operating at the nexus of business and government to drive real and sustainable transformation in energy and infrastructure in emerging markets.
She was most recently a Business Development Director at Globeleq, an Africa-focused power generation company owned by CDC Group plc and Norfund.
Prior to that, she was a Project Developer and the Founding Regional Head of West Africa Operations for EleQtra Ltd, the original Principal Developer of the InfraCo Africa Fund, a part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG).
At EleQtra, she focused on the development of PPPs in energy, water & sewage, and transportation infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa.
As an emerging markets energy infrastructure developer, Lizzie has worked mainly on power and transportation infrastructure projects, namely the Cenpower Kpone IPP, a 350MW CCGT plant located in Tema, Ghana, the first commercially-financed CCGT IPP project in Ghana. It was selected as the Project Finance International (PFI) Africa Power Deal of the Year in 2014 and African Investor (AI) Group Best Power Deal of the Year 2015.
Prior to working at EleQtra, she began her career in public securities research at GL Group and TMT-focused hedge fund Coatue Management in New York.
She holds an AB degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and a MPA degree focus on Sustainability and Energy Policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, where she was an Edward S. Mason Fellow.
Samuel Chasia has over 18 years of investment banking and investment management experience and is an expert in the debt capital markets, project finance, asset backed securitization, credit investing, structuring & fundamental investment analysis.
Samuel has extensive experience in both the United States and in Africa having worked for leading local & international firms.
He is currently a Director at GuarantCo, providing credit guarantees for
financing of infrastructure projects in lower income countries across Africa and Asia.
Before GuarantCo, Samuel worked for NIC Capital, a leading Investment Bank where he was an Associate Director in charge of Structured Products and Project Finance.
In the US, he worked for Highland Financial Holdings, a credit hedge fund, as a senior credit analyst and head of credit surveillance and risk management.
Before Highland he worked at Fortis Investments, as Director of Asset Backed Securities (ABS) credit. Prior to joining, Fortis Samuel was an Assistant Portfolio Manager at GMAC Institutional Advisors (GIA). He started his finance career at Goldman Sachs in the Real Estate Investment Banking Division.
Samuel earned an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon where he graduated with cum laude honours.
GuarantCo mobilises private sector local currency investment for infrastructure projects and supports the development of financial markets in lower income countries across Africa and Asia.
GuarantCo is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and is funded by the governments of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Sweden, through the PIDG Trust, the Netherlands, through FMO and the PIDG Trust, France through a stand-by facility and Global Affairs Canada through a repayable facility.
GuarantCo is rated AA- by Fitch and A1 by Moody’s. GuarantCo’s activities are managed by GuarantCo Management Company which is part of Cardano Development. www.guarantco.com
Dennis is a Green Building Lead at the International Finance Corporation where he leads the IFC EDGE Green Building Market Transformation Program in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria and serves as a support for the Africa sub-region.
He works with IFC’s global partners in green building certification and is responsible for identifying early EDGE adopters amongst commercial & residential developers, financial-institutions, industry organizations, & other stakeholders; presenting the technical & business case for EDGE; & assisting in registering projects for EDGE certifications.
Papa Odenyi works with national & local governments to ensure EDGE is integrated into incentives & policy planning and to assist governments create green building codes on national & local levels.
His background is in Urban Development with experience working in the built environment in Africa & has participated in several urban redevelopment projects.
He has over the past 10 years provided specific technical inputs for various real estate projects.
His expertise includes Sustainable Real Estate Development, Real Estate Marketing and Agency, Real Estate Management, Real Estate Valuation & Business Development.
He has also undertaken socio-economic surveys aimed at profiling project affected persons (PAPs) for Property Impact Assessment for Compensation & Supplemental Assistance for voluntary relocation & other resettlement packages.
He holds an MSc in Urban Policy & Development from the London School of Economics and PoliticalScience, (LSE) in the UK and an Undergraduate degree in Land Economy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology in Ghana.
He is also a member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors.
Isfandyar Zaman Khan is the Lead Specialist, for Finance, Innovation and Competitiveness for the World Bank, based in Nairobi covering East Africa.
He has over 20 years of experience providing thought leadership on a number of issues related to Financial Sector Development, Reform and Access. He also focuses on Innovation Ecosystems, Fintech and Sustainable Finance.
His country experience include amongst others: Argentina, Bosnia, China, Croatia, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, Ukraine.
Prior to the World Bank, Zaman Khan worked for Salomon Smith Barney in New York.
Mr. Zaman Khan holds a degree in Economic Policy Making & International Finance from Columbia University in New York.
He has authored several of publications and is a guest lecturer at various universities.
Héloïse Zimmermann is a Senior Carbon Manager at Komaza, Africa's largest smallholder forestry startup.
She is leading the company’s carbon program & carbon markets strategy, working on the development of innovative financing strategies that combine climate finance, carbon finance and venture capital.
Prior to joining Komaza in 2019, she worked as a Consultant at I-DEV International, focusing on clean energy access in Kenya's most remote communities.
She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business from Sciences Po (Paris).
Karen Basiye is a keen Sustainability Practitioner and a Corporate Environment Manager with 15 years’ experience.
Over the years she has worked at the National Environment Management Authority & Safaricom where she developed competencies in Leadership, Governance, Strategic Thinking, Sustainability Reporting (both Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Social Policy, Corporate Environmental Management, Environmental Management Systems including ISO certification and Environmental policies, Environment Risk Management, Environmental Compliance Assessment, Energy and Climate change policies, Strategies for Sustainable Development, Integrated Product Policies, Sustainable Consumption and Production and integration of Sustainable Development Goals into company strategies.
Karen holds a Joint Master of Environmental Science, Policy and Management degree from Lund University (Sweden), University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Hungary) and University of the Aegean (Greece) www.mespom.eu and a Bachelor of Environment Science degree from Kenyatta University.
Currently at Safaricom, Karen leads the Sustainability Vision and ambition for the company.
She is passionate about the interplay between People, Purpose & Profits.
She has served at various University Councils, seats on the Governing Council of KEPSA as the Vice chair of the Environment Sector Board and is a Strategic Advisor on various Boards.
She has been recognized as an SDG Pioneer by the Global Compact Kenya.
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Dr. Henk Harmsen
Head Africa Project Development ecosecurities
Harmsen has over 25 years of environmental management experience in over 25 countries. He has been active in climate change and emissions trading since 2000.
Assignments include the implementation and evaluation of European emissions trading, development of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, development of greenhouse gas inventories for corporations & assurance on greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting.
Henk worked previously for UNDP and KPMG Sustainability, and is now heading ecosecurities' Africa operations from Nairobi.
He holds a PhD from the Wangari Maathai Institute, University of Nairobi.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO AT BASIGO
Bhattacharya is the co-founder and CEO of BasiGo, a company looking to revolutionize the public transport sector in Africa through the introduction & financing of electric buses.
Mr. Bhattacharya has been a technology leader in EVs and Li-ion batteries for over 12 years.
He served as CEO of Mission Motors in Silicon Valley, developing breakthrough EV technology, and as a senior manager in Apple’s Special Projects Group.
He more recently served as CTO of Fenix International, one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go solar home system companies bringing modern energy into low-income homes in rural Africa.
He also served as a Principal with Factor[e] Ventures, an impact investment venture fund that was one one of the pioneering investors in e-mobility in Africa.
HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS AT OPEN CAPITAL
For over 25 years, Milton has positively contributed towards impact investing, commercial enterprise operations and public policy engagement in Africa & internationally.
Deploying both financial and non-financial capital interventions, he has worked with a range of development agencies, philanthropic organizations as well as individual & institutional investors to champion innovative enterprise development across multiple sectors including agriculture, clean technology, financial services and healthcare.
In 2021, Milton joined Open Capital - a pan-African management consulting and strategic advisory firm - as Head of Partnerships based in Nairobi, Kenya.
In this capacity, he leads the proactive cultivation of collaborative relationships between Open Capital and existing as well as new clients plus strategic partners.
Milton holds a graduate degree in intellectual property law and management from Queen Mary - University of London, for which he was a Chevening Scholar, and studied biochemistry and chemistry at the University of Nairobi.
REGIONAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT OFFICER SUB SAHARAN AFRICA DUTCH FUND FOR CLIMATE & AMP; DEVELOPMENT
Tigere a Zimbabwean national, is the Regional Investment Officer & Project Manager Sub-Sahara Africa, for the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development ( The DFCD) and is currently based in Kenya.
He has post-graduate qualifications in economics, business administration & development finance.
He is passionate about addressing climate change adaptation through his expertise in climate finance.
Tigere is an expert in business development across many sectors,
deal processing comprising due diligence, project appraisal, financial modeling, portfolio management, South-South, North-South investment promotion including value chain development.”
Prior to joining the DFCD in December 2019, Tigere worked for seven years as an Investment Officer at
the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), the private sector arm of the World Bank where he focused on Manufacturing, Agri-business, Health & Education and Property in East Africa.
Between 2007 and 2011, he worked as a Senior Investment Officer in the Project Finance Department of the regional DFI, PTA Bank (now called Trade & Development Bank, TDB) where he executed high profile projects from
Ethiopia to Zambia, to Mauritius, Seychelles among others in Eastern and Southern Africa.
About the DFCD:The DFCD is a €160 million fund set up by The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enables private sector investment in projects aimed at climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change.
The DFCD is managed by a pioneering consortium of Climate Fund Managers (CFM), Worldwide Fund for Nature Netherlands (WWF-NL) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, led by the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, and FMO.
REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE DIRECTOR,AFRICA AT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
Christina Ender is in charge of coordinating and driving CI’s climate change activities across the African continent.
Christina has more than 10 years’ experience in the climate change space,
with a focus on Natural Climate Solutions, specifically REDD+.
Her expertise spans from actual project design and implementation, to national policy engagement as well as international UNFCCC climate negotiations.
With her background in the carbon world, she has worked at the interphase of climate finance,climate policy and delivery of Emissions Reductions & Removals.
Christina holds a Master in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford.
HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS & MEMBERSHIP OUTREACH - KENYA PENSION FUNDS INVESTMENT CONSORTIUM (KEPFIC)
Previously worked at African Alliance Investment Bank as the the Fund manager in charge of Business Development, Reports analysis and clients’ relations where she managed an pension investment portfolio of over KES 50B in East Africa.
She holds an MSc Finance and Bcom Finance from the University of Nairobi and is a licensed Fund Manager by the CMA.
COMMUNICATION OFFICER - SUSTAINABLE INCLUSIVE BUSINESS
Josephine Wawira is a communications expert with demonstrable experience in the sustainability & circular economy fields.
She is currently the Communications Officer at Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya (SIB-K), a Knowledge Centre established under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Foundation.
With her strategic communications and stakeholder management expertise, Josephine has been profoundly instrumental in the development of the Kenya Plastics Pact, an ambitious, collaborative initiative that brings together stakeholders across the whole plastics value chain to transform the current linear plastics system into a circular economy for plastics.
It is the 2nd of its kind in Africa after the South African Plastics Pact.
She is keen on championing the swift shift to a circular economy in Kenya and will be guiding the discussion on the urgency of actions needed from both the private & public sectors to reduce emissions and support the mitigation of the climate crisis.
EBENEZER A. AMADI
Amadi is an enthusiastic leader with interest in developing connections between multi-stakeholders by creating an environment that triggers synergy.
Proven ability to work with the private and public sectors, experienced in identifying opportunities and turning challenges into innovations.
Efficiency, systematic and strategic thinking are strong skills that enable him to achieve more than the set goals and targets.
Amadi is zealous about developing sustainable, inclusive business models and adopting technology to improve efficiency levels.
His vast experience cuts across the International Non-Governmental Organization and private sectors.
He is currently the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) program manager, leading the sustainability pillar.
His work positively impacts communities by ensuring improved performance with a focus on sustainability anchored on good corporate governance practices.
He served as a WASH Advisor while at Netherlands Development Organization (SNV).
Amadi has been involved in implementing different projects in the water sector to support water utilities in improving corporate governance, managing non-revenue water, and enhancing utility-consumer dialogue.
His engagement with the financial sector focused on supporting SME growth by offering financial advice to entrepreneurs on the realignment of business models and the selection of appropriate financial services.
He brings on-board proven experience in delivering research consultancies, community engagement, and brand positioning that catalyzes enterprise growth and project implementation across East and Southern Africa.
Amadi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Major in Finance, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Trademark Hotel Nairobi
Trademark Hotel is located at Village Market,Gigiri, near United Nations office.
The event will take place in one of the conference halls and MOH guidelines on Covid-19 shall be fully adhered to.
The Village market Nairobi