Sustainable Finance in West Africa

“7/10 of the most vulnerable countries in the world are in Africa, and the continent receives only 3% of global climate finance”, said Al Hamndou Dorsouma in this panel, convened with our partners Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and Lotus Capital, which looked at ethical and sustainable finance in West Africa.

In industrialised countries, climate change dominates the discussion around making finance more ethical. In Africa, however, there is a big focus on poverty and financial inclusion, ensuring that the poorest in society have access to banking services, including credit and savings.


On the panel:

Boason Omofaye, Anchor at ARISE News

Al Hamdou Dorsouma, Division Manager, Climate and Green Growth at African Development Bank

Abdelkader Benbrahim, Partnership Coordinator for Making Finance Work for Africa

Elsie Addo Awadzi, Deputy Governor at Bank of Ghana

Garba Mohammed, Group Head Sales, Non-Interest Banking at Sterling Bank

Karima Ola, Partner at LeapFrog Investments

Jules Ngankam, Group CEO at African Guarantee Fund

Hajara Adeola, CEO & Managing Director at Lotus Capital