Webinar: Investment in Education and Enterprises in East Africa

Tuesday, 11th July 2017 at 10am - 11am

Location: Webinar

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Dear Friends,

Please join us on Tuesday, 11th July 2017, for an impact for breakfast session with Educate Global Fund. Hear from Sandrine Henton (CEO) and her colleagues Ryan Ombara and Alan Nderitu about their alternative approach for investing in education in East Africa.

This event will be run as a webinar

Educate Global Fund (EGF) is an impact fund investing in social businesses that significantly improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, especially girls. Their work is particularly relevant as:

• The education sector is strategic to economic development; therefore, the lack of capital investment will have lasting consequences for security, stability, community wellbeing, livelihoods, and opportunities in both emerging and developed market economies.

• The Education Commission proposes that getting all children learning would require total spending on education to rise steadily from $1.2 trillion per year today to $3 trillion (assuming constant prices) by 2030 (Sacks, 2016). With governments’ budgets squeezed due to rising population and an increased demand for education, there is a large role for private investments to shape education across Sub-Saharan Africa (Dalberg, 2016).

• The Education Commission (Sacks, 2016) projects that if current trends continue, by 2030 just four out of 10 children of school age (1.4bn children) in low- and middle-income countries will be on track to gain basic secondary-level skills. We are still clearly a long way away from achieving the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals for education.

Please RSVP by clicking on the RSVP link below.

Thanks and best wishes,

The Artha/IfB team (Audrey, Deborah & Claudius)

Impact for Breakfast

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