As an impact fund, GIAF is aligning its portfolio companies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our SDG-aligned investment opportunities are providing innovative solutions to helpthe continent ‘leapfrog’ the fossil-fuel-based growth and move towards a more sustainable, circular, low-carbon and resilient development under the current worsening climate conditions. GIAF will support Africa’s readiness to promote green growth in the context of SDGs implementation and countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change. Our investment thesis is focusing on supporting intra-African technology transfer and innovation, catalyzing private investment in scaling up of circular solutions, boosting competitiveness, youth innovation, and entrepreneurship.
In North and East Africa, our portfolio companies are already leveraging Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to achieve SDGs and Africa’s Agenda 2063. They will further upscale their impact and replicate their transformational and innovative solutions in other markets in Africa while generating a triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial returns.