Impact Investing in Africa Executive Education Courses

Are you interested in the future of Impact Investing in Africa?

The Bertha Centre now offers two Impact Investing Executive Education courses: Impact Investing in Africa and Impact Measurement and Management for Investors. The Impact Investing in Africa course has been running for the last three years and course Alumni include delegates from Standard Bank, Old Mutual, the Namibian Government Institutions Pension Fund, the Venture Capital Trust Fund, Agape Family Trust and from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Association to name a few. This year we will also be offering our Impact Measurement and Management for Investors course, as we believe measurement to be a cornerstone of impact investing.

The Impact Investing in Africa course (November 23rd – 27th) 

This interactive five-day investment training opportunity offers a rich learning experience that blends theory and practice with a focus on the latter. 

Day 1: Impact investing eco-system and relevance: Develop a sophisticated understanding of the impact investment ecosystem globally and across the continent.

Day 2: Designing an impact investing strategy: Best practices for building a pipeline and performing due diligence with an impact lens across multiple sectors and asset classes.

Day 3: Evaluating, structuring and managing direct investments and investments through intermediaries: Create impact measurement and management strategies and understand the complexities of impact deal structuring.

Day 4: Building impact investing portfolios: How to build your strategy and manage your impact portfolio.

Day 5: Innovative Financing and emerging technologies for impact (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning): Learn about what is next in the world of impact investing and technology.

There are limited spaces available for this course: APPLY HERE

The Impact Measurement and Management for Investors Course (November 24th – 27th)

The first day will introduce the key stages of developing an IMM strategy as it applies to impact investing funds. After an overview of global trends and best practices, we will work on developing a theory of change and impact thesis. We will then illustrate how these inform the selection of individual investments and aggregation at the portfolio level. 

The second and third days review the main stages of implementing impact measurement and management – data collection, analysis, reporting and use. We will also analyze the critical decision points of collecting quality data, approaches to aggregation and reporting, and how to use impact data to make informed decisions.  Both days will use an illustrative case study to explore these topics in detail and describe how a fund could navigate among opportunities and constraints.  

The fourth day will focus on using emerging technologies for impact measurement, management and allocation of capital. Students will be presenting their measurement strategies to the class to receive feedback from the participants and the course convenors.

There are limited spaces available for this course: APPLY HERE

Speakers include:


Kanini Mutooni is the Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Toniic, the global action network for impact investors.  Prior to this appointment, Kanini was the Director for Investment at the USAID-funded East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, a $65m, 8 country initiative to attract investment and increase trade in the East Africa region. Since its launch, the unit has supported the close of over $100M in deals originated in the East African region in agri-business, financial services and ICT.Kanini is a UK Chartered Accountant with a record of exceptional leadership gained in East Africa, Europe and the United States. She has excellent entrepreneurial credential, having set up the first UK platform for SME lending that successfully raised $1m in seed capital and was instrumental in helping fund over $50m in debt capital in Eastern and Western Europe.Kanini has worked at Board level in leadership positions at investment banks in London and US, such as Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. In 2011 she was recognized as one of the most influential women in the City of London by Barclays Wealth UK and in 2012 she was named one of the most powerful women in Business by the Business Weekly newspaper in Kenya.Kanini is an Investment Committee Board member of the African Enterprise Challenge Fund, a $250m impact fund with 180 investments across Sub-Saharan Africa and was also the Chair of the Audit and Finance committee for the International HIV Alliance, a 54 country International NGO that focusses on promoting advocacy and treatment of HIV, based in the UK.


Karim Harji brings over a decade of international experience in impact measurement and evaluation, particularly for impact investing, social finance, and social enterprise. He is a Senior Fellow with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and Programme Director of the Oxford Impact Measurement Programme at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is an Associate Fellow at the SaïdBusiness School, where he also teaches in the Oxford Impact Investing and Social Finance executive education programmes.


Aunnie Patton Power is the founder of Intelligent Impact, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute and an advisor to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Graduate School of Business.A reformed M&A investment banker, she began her impact career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked with start-ups, intermediaries, funds, family offices, foundations, corporates and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Aunnie has designed millions of dollars’ worth of innovative financing instruments including the first social impact bonds in Africa.Currently, Aunnie lectures on Innovative Finance, Impact Investing and Technology for Impact at UCT, Oxford and the London School of Economics and consults globally on the intersection of emerging technologies for impact finance and the creation of innovative financing and impact investing strategies for organizations. Aunnie’s work has been published throughout the world, including by the Oxford University Press, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the World Economic Forum, Impact Investing Policy Collaboration and as a Massive Open Online Course on Coursera titled Innovative Finance.


Andia Chakava is an Investment Director at the Graça Machel Trust and leads the organization’s gender lens investing initiative. She is the current Chairperson of New Faces New Voices Kenya (women in finance network) and is passionate about facilitating intra Africa investment, investor education and is a thought leader in gender lens investing. She was the lead consultant in a 2017 publication by the Graça Machel Trust on the ‘Growth barriers affecting women entrepreneurs in East Africa.’Andia is one of the first female fund managers in the region and has been instrumental in the set up of two fund management companies from scratch in Kenya ( Old Mutual Investment Services and Alpha Africa Asset Managers) where she served in each as Managing Director. She is a non-executive director of Echo Network Africa (formerly Kenya Women Holding) and East African Educational Publishers.She has over 15 years of experience in fund management and 5 years of driving women economic empowerment goals. In 2014 she was named Africa’s most influential woman in financial services by CEO magazine and in 2018 won the National Diar Inclusion and Diversity Business Executive champion award in Kenya.


Jon leads the Responsible Investment Programme at Old Mutual. The Programme is focused on driving the systematic integration of material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across the Group’s c£320 billion of funds under management. Jon also heads up the Sustainability Research and Engagement function at the Group’s South Africa-based asset manager, Old Mutual Investment Group, where he is involved in industry ESG research, the analysis of green growth opportunities, and engagement on regulatory issues and local industry initiatives.


Tsakane, based in Nairobi, supports the AHL Venture Partners’ investment activities through the cycle – origination, structuring and post-investment portfolio support. Prior to joining AHL, Tsakhane was an impact investment analyst at the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where she focused on researching and testing innovative financing instruments and projects. She was also a research and writing assistant to Julia Balandina Jaquier for the second edition of the book “Catalyzing Wealth for Change” (an impact investing guide for high net worth individuals and family offices).


Heather Jackson is the head of specialist credit at Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of First Rand. Heather was a founding partner and CEO of Atlantic Specialised Finance before Ashburton acquired the team. Heather has almost 25 years of capital market experience. Heather has led a number of fixed income teams within asset management, including Investec and Prudential later becoming a founding partner of African Harvest Value Managers.


Mark van Wyk is currently head of unlisted investments at Mergence, including impact investments and heads up the first South African Impact Investment Pioneer Fund using the USAID funded Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS).  He has over 13 year’s investment experience and his career includes development finance, structured finance, and external auditing and property management experience.

Impact Investing in Africa Executive Education Courses

Impact Investing in Africa Executive Education Courses


Nov 12 - 8:00 - Nov 16, 2018 - 15:30
OrganizerUCT GSB Solution Space
Website Visit website
Location University of Cape Town Graduate School
8 Portswood Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Sector agnostic