Namibia’s Capital, Windhoek, was this week treated to two days of action-packed, highly interactive, and educative forum that saw various investment key players convene at the Avani Windhoek Hotel and Casino.
This came as the 2nd Annual Namibia Institutional Investors Forum 2023 got underway, under the theme “Rethinking Investment Returns in the New Normal – Investing for Impact.”
The Windhoek forum came barely three weeks after a similar one was held in Zanzibar, thanks to MNCapital Group, the forum’s convener.
This week, at least 10 speakers gathered in Windhoek, and shared their expertise on various topics, ranging from Livestock, Manufacturing, Economic Infrastructure, Mining, Tourism, Health and Education, ICT and Aquaculture Development. The Forum was chaired by Gerson Kamatuka, Chairperson, Funds@Work Umbrella Fund.
Among the speakers included Nathaniel Nyika, Chief Investment Officer at Norsad Capital, who gave a detailed and highly educative presentation on Alternative Debt to Infrastructure Investment in Namibia. Absalom Kapenda, General Manager: Capital Markets, Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) spoke about the State of Unlisted Investments in Namibia, while David Nujoma, Chief Executive Officer, Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), gave his expertise on Understanding the Investor Perception on Investing in Africa in General and Namibia in Particular.
Other speakers included Ms. Nicole Maske, Founder and Managing Director, Manta Ventures, who presented on the Gap to Impact, Early-Stage and Community Funding and Support. Ferdinand Nghiyolwa, Business Development Director, Hino Harith Capital and Ms. Sara Mezui Eng’o, Manager: Alternative Investments, Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) gave their presentations.
MNCapital Founder and CEO, Michael Ndinisa, is optimistic that Africa is going to make informed investment decisions as the continent continues to shake itself from the effects of Covid-19.
“We shall continue to convene these forums across the continent, and we shall have speakers and delegates who will guide conversations that will lead to more vibrant African economies,” he said, adding that, “These forums are not talk shows; we want investors to meet, exchange ideas and close deals. This is how we shall grow this continent.”
The MNCapital Group is a top-tier provider of independent investment and market research, based in South Africa, with branches in Gaborone and London. With our institutional investor, fund, and asset managers’ forums, we connect capital and ideas. We present a premier platform for leading investment meetings in Africa.