Creative Economy Spotlight on Africa

Sarah Lang May 27, 2021

Over the past 20 years, the creative industries in Africa — led by fashion, design, video games and film/tv — have fueled the growth of household incomes, served as a primary employer of women and youth, contributed to the rapid adoption of digital communication, and attracted direct foreign investment. This conversation brings together leaders of three funds investing in Africa’s creative economy.

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Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Impact Investing

  • Sustainable Development

  • Social Entrepreneurship


Creative Economy

Purpose and Desired Outcome

● Demonstrate how the creative sector delivers social and environmental impact in Africa, and how impact funds are already investing in the creative industries in support of a more just and sustainable global creative economy. ● Inspire global policymakers, fund managers and wealth advisers, institutional and individual investors, and philanthropic funders of the global ecosystem for impact investing to prioritize the creative economy. ● Engage creative organizations and entrepreneurs in the creative economy around new opportunities to attract financial resources to impactful endeavors in art, design, culture, heritage and creativity.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameRu-El Burford
  • TitlePresident & Chief ExeFcutive Officer
  • OrganizationFrallain
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameGeorge Gachara
  • TitleManaging Partner
  • OrganizationHEVA Fund, LLC
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameRoberta Annan
  • TitleFounder & Managing Partner
  • OrganizationAnnan Capital Partners
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameEvelyne Dioh
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationWIC Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
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