Key Note Speaker

Key Note Speaker Events:

  • Moderator at Super Return Africa in Accra December 2014 entitled ‘Investing in East Africa’
  • Financial Services panellist at East Africa Venture Capital Conference in May 2015.
  • Key note speaker at the Women Entrepreneur Investment Conference in Zurich October 2015 hosted by Quantum Global.
  • Key note speaker at opening plenary of Sankalp Africa Summit Nairobi February 2016 for ‘Is too much soft money encouraging a culture of mediocrity in Africa?
  • Panelist at side event ‘From Financial Independence to Financial Inclusion ‘at the World Economic Forum for Africa in Kigali May 2016.
  • Panelist at 2nd session of the United Nations Environment Assembly on ‘Business Dialogue for Environmental Sustainability ‘Nairobi May 2016.
  • Panelist at CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards side event on ‘Women in media- does having a seat on the table equate to a voice?’ Johannesburg October 2016.
  • Speaker at Women Advancing Africa conference hosted by the Graça Machel Trust in Dar es Salaam August 2017.
  • Moderator of Gender Lens Investing Session at Sankalp Africa conference February 2017.
  • Speaker at Africa Diaspora Investment Forum in Silicon Valley Jan 2018
  • Panelist at Timeless Women Africa conference ‘How I Started My Business ‘in Nairobi Feb 2018.
  • Panelist at Sankalp Africa conference ‘Fundraising challenges for new funds’ in Nairobi March 2018.
  • Moderator for Africa at Inaugural Gender Smart Investing Summit London in Nov 2018
  • Panelist at Sankalp Africa conference ‘Turning Intentions into Action: How to Boldly Implement Gender Lens Investing’ Feb, 2019 (
Andia Chakava

Speaking Engagements:

Women Win/ NFNV-Kenya
Funding the missing middle-market failure or
untapped opportunity?

Date: 23rd September 2021

African Business Chamber
UK –Africa trade & Investment conference 2021

Date: 30th September 2021

Xoco Unlimited
Future of impact summit speaking engagement on
practitioner Insights on Gender Lens Investing

Date: 7 th October 2021

Investing digital presentations

Date: 11th October 2021

Sankalp Global
The care economy: Role of social finance in
promoting gender equity

Date: 13th October 2021

TV (K24) interview on the loop discussing funding
opportunities for women in business

Date: 16th July 2021