African Healthcare Funders Forum

A 12-week Leadership Program


Calling on all social investors interested in healthcare and health systems: learn how to apply innovative finance to healthcare; connect and collaborate with other Pan-African investors as well as social entrepreneurs; access a pipeline of endorsed deals and other co-investment opportunities; become an integral part of a growing Community of Practice of Africa’s leading impact investors and practitioners.

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim as part the “Making More Health” and Boehringer Ingelheim Social Engagement initiatives.

About the forum

The African Healthcare Funders Forum is a 12-week Leadership Program followed by nine months of supporting activities for Africa’s leading social investors/funders  –  grant-makers, private equity/venture capital fund managers, angel investors, impact investors, development finance institutions, mainstream social investors, etc. – operating across the entire healthcare value chain ( medical products and technologies, research, insurance, financing, service delivery, governance, and workforce).

During the Forum, CEOs of innovative African healthcare companies, carefully selected by Ashoka, will join leading social investors to explore the challenges and opportunities that the sector provides. They will dissect business models, analyze different funding approaches, explore partnership opportunities, showcase innovative solutions and discuss their views on the future of healthcare.

The 12-month program is divided into two parts:
  • Part One: The Impact Leadership Program-This kicks off in September with a foundational 12-week impact investing training program to expose investors/funders and entrepreneurs to innovative finance approaches that have the potential to address the escalating financing gap. Participants will join weekly online workshops where experts will share case studies on innovative funding models and how to de-risk private capital funding for African healthcare. Graduates will be recognized as African Impact Leaders.
  • Part Two: Immersion Program – At the end of the 12 weeks, the African Impact Leaders will continue on a nine-month immersion program designed to build a strong community of leaders. Activities will include site visits, workshops, access to knowledge products, access to investor ready deals and more.

The African Healthcare Funders Forum is dedicated to:

  • Bridging the current healthcare funding gap,
  • Advancing innovative financing models, and
  • Providing funders as well as innovators with the tools needed to catalyze sustainable growth
  • The Forum welcomes funders from across the world, provided they have an interest in funding African healthcare

Register your interest by filling out this form by 21 September 2022. The forum’s annual membership fee is $1500, to be paid in full upon acceptance.


  • Amplify your Impact in African Healthcare
    Combine your financial and non-financial capital to amplify your impact in the African healthcare sector.
  • Build your network
    Connect and explore collaboration opportunities with fellow healthcare investors and African healthcare entrepreneurs.
  • Grow your impact investing skillset
    Develop new skills and access new tools to make innovative investments in the healthcare sector in Africa.
  • African Impact Leaders
    Graduates from the Impact Leadership Program will be recognized as African Impact Leaders and join a growing community of African funders and innovators, providing a powerful peer network for members for the long term.

Leadership program

The Leadership Program will comprise ten, 90-minute sessions that follow two tracks:

  • Financing Healthcare
  • Healthcare Provision

Below are descriptions of the 10 Leadership Program Discussion Topics that will be facilitated and presented by various experts (the order of the sessions is subject to change) Download the Complete Guide

African Healthcare Funders Forum

African Healthcare Funders Forum


September 21, 2022
OrganizerAfrican Venture Philanthropy Alliance
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services, HealthTech