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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS AT THE HEART OF AFRICA’S GREEN ECONOMY SUMMIT

Meet Africa's most inspiring leaders and sustainability industry players. Through collaboration and innovation, we're committed to tackling the most pressing sustainability-related issues and enable Africa’s just transition to a greener future.

Industry & Strategic Partners

Africa's Green Economy summit is more than just an sustainability driven event - it is a community that collaborates and innovates year-round to solve the most pressing green economy issues.

We work with these forward-thinking industry associations and institutions so we can have a strong mix of representatives that reflect, and can elaborate on, today’s African sustainability transition challenges. Find below our Industry Partners to learn how they are involved with Africa’s Green Economy Summit and how you can get in touch with them.

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PARTNERS

Partner Organisation

African Union

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999)

Host Province

Western Cape Government

The Western Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to the people of the Western Cape. We work closely with the national government and municipalities in the Western Cape to ensure that the citizens of the province have access to the services, facilities and information they need. We are committed to delivering an open opportunity society for all.

Host City

The City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town has one vision: to be a City of Hope for all – a prosperous, inclusive and healthy city where people can see their hopes of a better future for themselves, their children and community become a reality. The City of Cape Town wants Cape Town to be living proof that a better life is possible for all — especially the least well off — in South Africa.

Partner Institutes

GGGI

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies.

World Resources Institute

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean

Knowledge Partner

Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan is a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa. Frost & Sullivan helps organisations advance by informing them of market dynamics, advising on how to respond to these dynamics, and connecting them to relevant stakeholders in Africa and beyond.

Supporting Partners

ABAN

African Business Angel Network (ABAN) is the largest pan-African organization of Angel investors in Africa. Established in 2015, ABAN represents the growing number of business angel groups in the African early-stage ecosystems’ future, providing vital human and financial capital to African startup companies creating jobs across the continent. Today ABAN is a 67-member network in 35 African countries and the Diaspora representing over 1400 angel investors.

AFGIIB

African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB), is an African Union convened, African institutional Investor led global investment initiative, to catalyze private capital for Africa’s green transition, during Africa’s COP 27 Presidency and beyond. The AfGIIB, was announced during the 2021 Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, hosted by the United Nations United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

AVCA

AVCA acts as the trusted independent source of information, insight, and intelligence inspiring investor confidence; making the case for both commercial returns and impact of private capital in Africa.

As the voice of the industry, they represent a community of capital allocators, investors, fund managers, advisors, entrepreneurs and professional services committed to our shared vision of a prosperous Africa that is sustainable, inclusive, and innovative.

BATSETA

Batseta is a non-profit organisation, which is focused on the interests of principal officers, trustees and fund fiduciaries within the retirement industry and is managed by its own appointed Board of Directors.

C40

C40 is a global network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crisis and create a future where everyone, everywhere can thrive.

MADI

Minerals Africa Development Institution (MADI) Limited is a unique innovation, a social enterprise and an independent African think tank supporting African governments, private sectors and other stakeholders along the minerals value chains for sustainable mineral resources development in Africa.

National Business Initiative

The National Business Initiative (NBI) is an independent business movement of nearly 100 South African and multinational member companies, committed to the vision of a thriving country and society. The NBI was launched in 1995 by then President, Nelson Mandela, as a voluntary coalition of South African and multinational businesses. Together we’re building South Africa’s tomorrow.

SAVCA

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for private equity and venture capital in Southern Africa, representing more than R214 billion in assets under management through circa 204 members that form part of the private equity and venture capital ecosystem.

SACEEC

The SACEEC is an indispensable part of the Globalisation of the South African Industry. It provides a facilitating role in assisting the Capital Equipment Sector Companies to grow their business through exporting.

Our Mission is to facilitate, serve, support, and develop a competitive South African Capital Equipment Manufacturing and Machinery and Equipment services sector.

Project Partners

Alex Searle

Alex Searle is a creative entrepreneur and storytelling coach who works with startups, brands and global businesses to level up their communications with customers and investors. In particular, he excels in helping companies with complex propositions or working in niche markets to zone in on the precise customer need, simplify the technical and amplify the ultimate problem-solving benefit.

Some of his recent work has been with prominent tech startup accelerators in South East Asia and the Middle East, as well as working with well-known brands and organisations from Amnesty International to Stanford University.

Africa PPP Advisory Services

AP3 Capital is a specialist professional services and portfolio management firm specialising inadvisory, business assurance, and portfolio management. Our transaction advisory teams offer a full suite of Infrastructure Finance advisory services across the transaction lifecycle to DFIs, public sector clients and private companies in Africa and other emerging markets.

To deliver value and impact, we bring together world-class expertise and local knowledge to design and deliver practical solutions to help our clients achieve their objectives by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary experts, associates, and partners.
Some of his recent work has been with prominent tech startup accelerators in South East Asia and the Middle East, as well as working with well-known brands and organisations from Amnesty International to Stanford University.

Catapult Energy Systems

Energy Systems Catapult is an independent research and technology organisation. Our mission is to accelerate Net Zero energy innovation.
Launched in 2015 by Innovate UK, the Catapult has built a team of more than 250 people, with a range of technical, engineering, consumer, commercial, incubation, digital, and policy expertise. They draw on sector-leading test facilities, modelling tools, and data collected from our back catalogue of more than 500 research projects.
The Catapult uses that ‘whole energy’ system capability to support innovative companies - small and large – to test, trial and scale their new products and services. Impact comes when those innovators attract new customers, new investment, and new grants so they can thrive in the future energy system.

Circular Energy

Circular Energy NPC, a DFFE-registered PRO, manages a nationwide take-back system for Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Lighting, Packaging, Batteries, and Lubricant Oil. Our vision is to promote environmental protection, achieved through pioneering waste minimisation solutions that serve society, the economy, and future generations. Our values include conscience, competence, commitment, courage, care, and excellence.

Edge Growth

We are actively contributing to changing economic inequality in South Africa.
SMEs are our most powerful job creators, but without help, most fail within two years. Our solutions combat this, giving SMEs access to finance and skills to build sustainable businesses.
Unlocking Potential Through Purposeful Partnerships
SME development with Edge Growth is for future-focused corporates, impact investors and funders who share our passion for growing world-shaping SMEs and a sustainable business landscape.
Leading Growth. Igniting Impact

Holocene

Holocene is a community of climate enthusiasts building Africa climate tech solutions. We do this by investing in early stage startups (pre-seed and seed) and providing them with bespoke business building services post investment.

Event Partner

Bellcrescent Partners

Bellcrescent Partners is a women-owned advisory dedicated to Africa. We facilitate direct investments into innovative energy, sustainable infrastructure, green economy and agro-processing businesses throughout Africa. Our goal is to provide investors with bankable projects that have high expansion potential as well as a compelling risk and return profile. Bellcrescent Partners identifies the best, and often hidden, strategic investment opportunities.

Partner Events

Enlit Africa

Enlit Africa is where the most influential energy companies come together to drive opportunity. The conference is widely regarded as the critical energy business event of the year. This is where the 'who's who' of the sector gather to exchange new ideas and form business relationships that fuel innovation and opportunity. Join us at the CTICC in Cape Town from 28 – 30 May 2024.

Smarter Mobility Africa

Smarter Mobility Africa summit is a key event for Africa Mobility Month and October Transport Month in South Africa, that inspires and connects visionary mobility solution providers, thought leaders, key buyers and decision makers from business and government to make mobility smarter and more integrated in Africa.

2024 Sponsors & Partners

Title Sponsor
Partner Organisation
Title Sponsor
Sanlam Investments
Partner Organisation
African Union
Host Province
Host City
Host Province
Western Cape Government
Host City
City Of Cape Town
Gold Sponsors
Milken-Motsepe Prize
Nedbank CIB
Silver Sponsors
Gautrain
Investment Promotion Partner
Empowerment Partner
Investment Promotion Partner
WESGRO
Empowerment Partner
USAID
Partner Institutes
Global Green Growth Institute
World Resources Institute
Host Media Partner
Knowledge Partner
Auto Development Partner
Special Economic Zone Partner
Host Media Partner
ESI Africa
Knowledge Partner
Frost & Sullivan
Auto Development Partner
AIDC
Special Economic Zone Partner
GIDZ
Supporting Partners
ABAN
African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank
AVCA
BATSETA
C40
MADI
National Business Initiative
SACEEC
SAVCA
Project Partners
Alex Searle
AP3
Bellcrescent Partners
Catapult Energy Systems
Circular Energy
Edge Growth
Grindstone
Holocene
Media Partners
African Banker
African Business
AFRIK21
Creamer Media’s ENGINEERING NEWS
Global Africa Network
Global Water Intelligence
Green Economy Media
Green Times
Highways Today
Mining Review Africa
Savvy Investor
South African Business

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