The launch of the RISA Fund call for proposals and showcase of inception projects Impact Investing Ghana July 13, 2022

The launch of the RISA Fund call for proposals and showcase of inception projects

The IIGh Team was well represented at the launch of The RISA Fund call for proposals and showcase of inception projects in Accra.

At the beginning of this year, we embarked on the implementation of our RISA project aimed to increase financing for innovation through strengthening the connections between research and industry. And we are excited to share some of our achievements;

1. We established an evidence base for action by launching our report summary on “Impact Investing In Ghana: Unlocking private sector capital for Profit and Impact” which highlights the key gaps holding the flow of funding in the ecosystem. And to increase research-industry collaboration by forming the Research-Industry Collaborative bringing together researchers from 25 academic institutions to collaborate with key industry players from the private sector, government and international development institutions which resulted in a database of over 100 research works in the fields of social finance, innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development.

2. Building a digital platform to drive a more efficient linkages between SMEs, Capital Providers and Capital Raise/Investment Readiness service providers to enable businesses to prepare for and assess the funding they need.

3. Bringing together leading Enterprise Support Organisations (ESO) to form the Ghana ESO Collaborative and support the building of a pipeline of investible businesses through the platform to increase the quality of investment readiness and enterprise support in Ghana. The platform is to serve as a national platform for sharing detailed information on programs to enable entrepreneurs to access enterprise support and enable ESOs to improve the quality of their programs.

Much appreciation to all our collaborating partners and key stakeholders for driving these initiatives leading to clear impact and results. We look forward to building on these initiatives to achieve sustainability and realize the continuous impact on our ecosystem.

Amma Sefa-Dedeh Lartey Giulia Tavolato Mary Afenyie-Abekah JUSTINA MENSAH Irene Mawunyo Alorvor Hamdiya Ismaila Ebenezer Arthur Amma Gyampo Samuel Yeboah Nelson Amo Tenemba Anna Samaké Solomon Twum Edwin Zu-Cudjoe Gifty Volimkarime Josiah Kwesi Eyison Franklin Owusu-karikari Alex Asiedu Beverley Okoye @Dr Andrew Ayiku @Prof Ernest Asamoah

The RISA Fund Innohub Ghana Hubs Network Ghana Enterprises Agency National Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programme Social Enterprise Ghana ScaleUp Africa Ltd MBC Africa Reach for Change Ashesi University Dr. Gordon Adomdza Mirepa Capital Ltd @CenterforEntrepreneurship&EvaluationDevelopment

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