How to benefit from the External Investment Plan

Sustainable Investment in Africa
Pavillon Zambeze
16:00 to 17:00

This session highlighted the operating principles of the European External Investment Programme (EIP) and encouraged participants to take advantage of its opportunities. It also presented a key element of the EIP - the innovative European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) Guarantee. This new EU risk mitigation mechanism aims to stimulate investments in Africa, particularly from private investors. Discussion touched on how entrepreneurs in Africa and the EU can get involved in the EIP; the main business benefits of the EIP; and on the initial investment windows and potential guarantee products under the EFSD guarantee.