To celebrate World SME day we are spotlighting Some of the hundreds of SMEs who have expanded through IIA Programmes.
Invest in Africa in partnership with SME Advisory Presidency, we are hosting a breakfast event themed ‘Growing an Inclusive Economy: Creating Linkages for MSMEs within the Big Four Agenda’. The event is aimed at highlighting the important role MSMEs play in the Kenyan economy on its trajectory of industrialization and job creation. We will elucidate the on-going challenges MSMEs face in their business activities and share ideas on how to better support the sector to realize the economic power of the MSMEs for the benefit of all Kenyans.
Firstly, we’d like to wish you all (especially all Women) a happy International Women’s Day. As you all may know, tomorrow is International Women’s day and since Invest in Africa are major advocates of women empowerment, especially in business, we are happy to shine a light on two extraordinary women (Yasmine Boamah and Georgette Barnes) who have previously won Invest in Africa's Women Entrepreneur of the Year award each.
Invest in Africa has named Mrs. Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo, Founder and Executive Director of Georgette Barnes Limited, as the Woman Entreprenuer of the Year at its SME Excellence Awards.
Accra–Ghana, 28 January, 2019: Invest in Africa (IIA) has honoured nine (9) SMEs at the 2nd edition of its SME Excellence Awards held in Accra.
MTN Business, Ghana’s leading telecommunications provider of business connectivity solutions, announces its partnership with Invest in Africa (IIA) to provide custom-made ICT solutions to Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. Through this partnership, services offered by MTN Business will be available to help SMEs optimise their productivity to enable them grow and expand their businesses.
Invest in Africa (“IIA”) - Kenya, is a private sector, Not-for-Profit partnership of organizations working to develop local enterprises to drive job creation and enterprise development with the purpose of enabling trade between larger organizations and Suppliers (SMEs).
Barclays Bank Ghana (Barclays) has committed to providing SMEs enrolled with Invest In Africa (IIA) credit support to expand their businesses. This forms part of a partnership established between the Bank and IIA through which Barclays will also provide other forms of enterprise development assistance.
Invest in Africa set to share plans to support local content in Senegal at the MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition
Invest in Africa Senegal will officially launch at the MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition at the King Fahd Palace Hotel on the 24th – 26th of October 2018 in Dakar.
Invest In Africa (IIA) Ghana says as part of its vision for the next four years, it is awarding $500 million worth of contracts to medium-sized enterprises and creating 100,000 jobs.
Invest in Africa (IIA-Kenya) in partnership with the African Management Initiative (AMI) has today launched an online learning academy to help SMEs on the African Partner Pool (APP) gain expertise to scale and grow their businesses.
For ‘Women in Business’ day this September, we are highlighting all the hardworking business women within Invest in Africa’s (IIA) network, partners and local economies (Ghana, Kenya and Senegal).
To celebrate the upcoming ‘Women in Business’ day, Invest in Africa has profiled some successful women in business in recognition of all they have achieved in their field and highlight their achievements.
It’s been four years since Invest In Africa (IIA) kicked off its operations in Ghana. IIA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to addressing the challenges of identifying credible local suppliers, developing local content and driving cross sector growth across the economy as a whole.
GCB Bank and Invest In Africa (IIA) are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement that formally makes GCB Bank the newest partner of the initiative. IIA is a private sector initiative that brings together leading indigenous and international companies across sectors; actively working together to create a sustainable business ecosystem – by offering local enterprises access to finance, markets and skills that improves their competitiveness and accelerates their growth.
To mark the second annual World SME (small to medium sized companies) Day — a day designed to highlight and celebrate the significant contribution SMEs make to the global economy -- Invest in Africa will has been discussing and promoting the importance of the SME sector.
Invest in Africa (IIA-Kenya) is delighted to announce its first ever SME financing loan disbursement to an SME in Turkana County under the IIA-Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS).
IIA Kenya is carrying out a week-long business skills training for 30 small to medium businesses in Lodwar, Turkana County. The training is in partnership with GIZ, SOGA, Shell, Tullow Oil & Kenya Federation of Master Builders (KFMB).
On Friday 27th April 2018, Invest In Africa Kenya hosted over 50 SMEs at a breakfast panel to foster the participation of dialogue between SMEs and financiers on perceptions biases regarding SME financing.
Fuseini was admitted into Invest in Africa's (IIA) Programme and received training to improve governance and financial reporting of her business.
Ayisha Fuseini is now a respected entrepreneur who sustainably invests in and empowers women.
On Thursday, March 8, Invest In Africa (IIA) – Kenya entered into a collaboration with Educate Global, a Kenyan - based private equity asset manager focused on education. Educate Global is a newly-formed fund management company aiming to invest in small and medium businesses, in sectors with direct impact on educational outcomes for children and young people in East Africa.
Right Consult, an electronic security firm, has won the ultimate award–The Star Award of the Year– at the maiden Invest In Africa (IIA) SME Excellence Awards held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
Invest in Africa (IIA)- Ghana, a not-for-profit organisation with the vision to create thriving African economies together with its partners, have provided business opportunities and contracts worth $58 million to Ghanaian Small Medium Enterprises (SME).
Invest in Africa has partnered with the Kenya Extracives Programme (K-EXPRO) to run a Credit Guarantee Scheme in Turkana, Kenya. The aim of this initiative is to help SMEs improve their credit, making it easier for them to access finance without having to give collateral.
Invest in Africa Ghana has announced the appointment of Mr Clarence Nartey as its new Country Manager effective 4th September 2017. He succeeds Mr Sam Brandful, who has successfully lead Invest in Africa for the past 4 years.
The Ghana Standards Authority and Invest in Africa have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to make Ghanaian businesses, especially SMEs, become more competitive locally and globally through improved quality and access to financial and technical support.
On Thursday the 1st of June, Invest in Africa, in collaboration with Business Council for Africa, hosted an event featuring Ghanaian businessman and politician, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, on the economic climate in Ghana post-elections at Simmons and Simmons.
On Thursday 25th May, Invest in Africa hosted an exclusive briefing event featuring the Ghana Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Robert Ahomka-Lindsay on Ghana’s investment prospects and opportunities at EY London.
The Senior Management team of Invest in Africa (IIA), led by the Country Manager, Mr. Samuel Brandful has paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Trade and Industry. Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng.
Invest in Africa unveils the first interactive platform to bridge the gap between big and small business
Invest in Africa Kenya today launched the African Partner Pool (APP) platform with 6 large corporates pledging to channel their procurement needs to the over 400 Kenyan SMEs already subscribed on the platform.
Ministry of power and Invest in Africa poised to increase local content and local participation in power industry.
On December 6th, Invest in Africa joined forces with Global Partner Clyde & Co to debate the motion:
“This house believes that international anti-bribery & corruption legislation has reduced the ability of local African companies to compete for business opportunities.”
In the last few weeks, IIA have organised Business Forums in Ghana and Kenya to assemble APP Buyers and Suppliers to network and create business opportunities.
Invest In Africa has been adjudged the "Best Company in Business Promotion and Consultancy" at the 5th Association of Industry Awards held in Accra.
Africa Management Services Company (AMSCO) is the latest company to join as Local Partners to IIA in Kenya.
Societe Generale Ghana and Invest In Africa (IIA) are pleased to announce the formal signing of an Agreement that makes the Bank a Buyer member of the African Partner Pool (APP).
On Thursday 15th September, IIA were invited to present at the UK-Kenya Trade & Investment Forum 2016 held at the Park Lane Hotel, London.
East Africa’s Top SMEs are the immediate beneficiaries of a new partnership between Nation Media Group and Invest In Africa (IIA). The recently launched initiative aims to enable trade between larger companies and SMEs by providing better access to markets, enhancing SME skills and improving access to finance.
IIA Kenya welcomes two new employees to their growing ranks as they prepare to launch later this year.
Invest in Africa (IIA) has announced that MODEC Ghana Ltd. (MODEC Ghana), a subsidiary of MODEC, Inc. (MODEC) is the latest company to join the IIA as a local partner in Ghana.
Canon and Invest in Africa (IIA) are pleased to announce a formal partnership to deliver a bespoke print excellence training programme to support Ghana’s vibrant print industry.
Equity Bank has joined the likes of Tullow Oil, EY, Ecobank and Clyde & Co as one of Invest in Africa’s Global Partners – an influential group that defines the strategic vision for the organisation and drives its initiatives.
Invest in Africa, (IIA), a partnership of leading companies working across sectors, to drive economic developent and growth in local markets has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) todevelop local enterprise and support investment into Ghana.
IIA has opened its second office in Africa, taking up residence in Nairobi. With the opening of the new office, IIA has employed a Country Director and Chief Operating Officer to take up roles at IIA Kenya.
On 3rd December, Invest In Africa (IIA) held a discussion and networking event focusing on the most promising investment projects and fastest growing sectors in Ghana while also addressing the recent economic hurdles facing the country’s economy.
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Invest in Africa (IIA) is pleased to be official strategic partners with Brand Africa.
The 6th National Ghana Oil, Gas & Power Summit, the most established oil and gas event in Ghana, saw over 300 delegates, 75 exhibitors and over 1,000 visitors attend including Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah (Min. of Petroleum) who participated in the session chaired by Mr. Brandful.
Going into its 6th year, the Ghana Summit is the most successful and the most established oil, gas & power event in Ghana, bringing together regional and international industry leaders. It will be held from 22-23rd April at the AICC in Accra.
Invest in Africa (IIA) has launched the African Partner Pool (APP), Ghana’s first cross-sector online business directory for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Invest in Africa (IIA) has signed a $1million African Development Bank (AfDB) grant that will enable it support a unique business skills training programme for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.
Invest in Africa is proud to endorse the launch of the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art; entries open on Monday 25th August 2014 and closing 31st October 2014.
International law firm Clyde & Co has joined Invest in Africa as the fifth Global Partner alongside Tullow Oil, EY, Lonrho and Ecobank.
Invest in Africa (IIA) is very pleased to announce that Rosalind Kainyah has joined the organisation as a non-Executive Director and Omar Ben Yedder has joined as an IIA Ambassador.
Invest in Africa (IIA) is pleased to be official event partners with the Global African Investment Summit which will be held at the Savoy from October 20th-21st 2014.
On 26th February, Invest in Africa’s Programme Director William Pollen spoke at the Africa Business Partnership Forum on a panel tackling the 3 key issues impeding business growth in Africa – governance, business models & partnerships.
From 21st-24th October, the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Local Partner of Invest in Africa, held their 4th Local Content Exhibition and Conference.
On Thursday 24th October, we arrived at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Accra to co-host a dinner with H.E. Peter Jones for the launch of the GUBA awards in Ghana.
On Thursday 5th September we succeeded in safely manoeuvring a precious, signed and framed Invest in Africa football shirt into The House of Commons.