THE Nigerian Capital Development Fund, NCDF, will hold its maiden Impact Investing Symposium on March 1, in Lagos.
The summit has as its theme: ‘The Importance of Public Private Partnership,’ taken as a comprehensive strategy designed at restraining stinging poverty in the country by creating jobs through collaboration between investors and government.
In a statement the organisers said that the conference will hold at Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos starting at 9am. Highlights of the conference will be the launching of two key products – the Social Enterprise Academy, SEA Nigeria, and Start-Up and Entrepreneurship Programme, SCO Enterprise.
NCDF statement noted that the event was planned to foster dialogue and further promote idea of Impact Investing as a key driver for economic and social development in Nigeria.
Discussants would lead deliberations towards stimulation of ideas for communities’ development and economic growth.
In partnership with the government, the symposium will shed light on the benefits of impact investing as it concerns investors in delivering good financial returns, as well as benefits to government and the societies at large.
Resource persons are drawn from notable academic and professional backgrounds to share expertise and experiences at the one-day intellectual and investment gathering.
Similarly, the gathering would focus on available opportunities in financing community infrastructure in partnership with relevant government agencies to revitalize the economic and promote sustainable growth.
“The launching of our two key products – the Social Enterprise Academy, SEA Nigeria, and Start-Up and Entrepreneurship Programme, SCO Enterprise will no doubt stimulate new enterprises and innovation in self-employment,” said Mosun Olaniyi, events coordinator.
SEA Nigeria is an educational and capacity development institution, established to award certificates and qualifications in social enterprise to Nigerian professionals and entrepreneurs.
In the same vein, SCO Enterprise is designed to assist budding entrepreneurs with social guide as a means of creating and growing accessible self-sustainable businesses.
As parts of its mandate, SCO Enterprise is to support 37,000 prospective entrepreneurs with training, technical and mentoring, to establish 7,400 social enterprise businesses with seed funding of N5 million each to create additional 220,000 jobs in 2 years.
— Jan 11, 2017 @ 14:35 GMT