High-Level Tripartite Conference on Investment Promotion in SDGs

Mobilizing investment in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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Tsavo 2 Room
19 July 2016
15:00 - 18:00 Africa/Nairobi

In panel discussions, the tripartite of heads of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and outward investment agencies (OIAs), private sector executives, and high-level policy makers will debate ways to promote FDI in SDG sectors including physical and social infrastructure. Following a discussion on the role of partnerships between IPAs and OIAs in mobilizing investment in SDG sectors a session will specifically look at the promotion of investment in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. A third session will be dedicated to the emerging role of sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, impact investors, civil society, and other actors in the financing of SDG projects. The sessions will feature innovative approaches and directions for IPAs to promote and channel FDI into SDG related projects.

Issues to be addressed

  • Role of partnerships between inward and outward investment agencies in mobilizing investment in SDG related projects
  • How to promote FDI in the ICT sector to enhance sustainable development
  • Targeting non-traditional investors for SDG project financing


Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
President, Carribean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies
Head, Investment Promotion Technical Assistance Program, Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia
President, Portugal Global Trade and Investment Agency
Vice Chairman, China-Africa Business Council; Chairman, Huajian Group
Managing Director, Kenya Investment Authority
Chairman of the Board, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom
Managing Director & CEO, Invest India
Vice President, Global Business Development SAP
Chairman, IEEE Smart Cities Initiative
Director General, ProMexico Investment Promotion Agency
State Secretary to the Minister for Infrastructure, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden
Minister of State for Investments, Bahamas
President, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies
Chairman, China-Africa Development Fund
CEO, National Social Security Fund, Kenya
Head International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum
Chairman, CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition
Professor of Marketing and International Business, Michigan State University


Editor-in-Chief, fDi Intelligence (The Financial Times)
Business Editor, NTV (Nation Media Group)