Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) are creating a new realm of opportunity in Africa. The sector is estimated to employ about two million people and generates $US 49 billion in revenue, which represents 1.1% of the continent’s GDP.
The digital revolution profoundly impacts the structure and market dynamics of all cultural and creative value chains. Digitalisation brings about an unprecedented change in creation, production, distribution, broadcasting and consumption of cultural goods and services as well as in the remuneration of creators. It is also blurring boundaries between cultural production, distribution and consumption and the increased cross-national connectivity.
Invest Africa invites you to an examination of investment opportunities into cultural and creatives industries, the impact of the digital revolution on cultural behaviour and identity, and the challenges of funding in a post-COVID world.
Roberta ANNAN (moderator)
Roberta is the Managing Partner of Roberta Annan Capital Partners (RACP). She is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) – a €100 million impact investment fund aimed at supporting the creative and lifestyle industries across Africa.
Georges GACHARA (speaker)
George Gachara is a creative industries expert, arts manager, and the managing partner at HEVA Fund. George is leading a development and business exploration of the creative industries in East Africa, and is providing leadership in creating long-term economic and cultural value in this dynamic sector.
René AWAMBENG (speaker)
René has worked in Pan-African banking for over 20 years. He joined the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), as Director, Client Relations in 2016.