Somali Investment Forum 2016

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Somaliland Investment Forum 2016 Overview

Presented by Shuraako and the Somaliland Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Somaliland Investment Forum 2016 (SIF 2016) brought together over 300 policymakers, donors, financial institutions, and the Somaliland business community. Held in Hargeisa, the Forum engaged participants in a series of practical discussions to organize, coordinate, and strengthen private sector investment in Somaliland.

Content for the Forum was organized along three tracks:

Forum Tracks
 

PITCH RING

The 3 day event culminated in a Pitch Ring where Somaliland entrepreneurs seeking capital had the opportunity to pitch their business and connect with investors.

WHO ATTENDED?

The Forum brought together participants representing multiple perspectives:


Forum Attendees

SOMALILAND INVESTMENT FORUM 2016 SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

dahabshil bank logo
dahab money transfer
Somtel

SILVER SPONSORS

Somalia Power
 
 
 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Kims
Turk Telekom
 
 

BREAK SPONSORS

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premier
Rays Farms Somaliland
 

IN-KIND SPONSORS

Aban
Shaqodoon
ASAL
UNDP

 

Somaliland Investment Forum 2016 Agenda

DAY 1: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Current State: Where We Are
7:00 - 8:30
Registration
8:30 - 9:15
Welcome Remarks
9:15 - 9:45
Keynote Address
9:45 - 10:00
Break
10:00 - 11:15
Investment Climate and Government Priorities for Advancing the Economy
11:15 - 12:15
How to Access Finance in Frontier Markets
12:15 - 13:45
Lunch - Sponsored by World Bank Group
13:45 - 15:00
Berbera Port: Impact & Opportunities
15:00 - 15:30
Break - Sponsored by Golis Energy
15:30 - 16:45
Encouraging Investment in Fragile States, The Roles of Chambers and Associations, Doing Business: Regulation Reform in the Business Environment
16:45 - 18:00
Break
18:00 - 20:00
Dinner - Sponsored by Growth, Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods Project (GEEL)

 

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Future State: How do we Get There?
8:45 - 10:15
Opportunities in Donor Funding
10:15 - 10:30
Break
10:30 - 12:00
Developing Somaliland Power Systems-Generation, Transmission, Distribution & Utilization, Developing Inclusion in the Private Sector, Expanding the  Fisheries Sector, Developing Somaliland’s Real Estate Market
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch and Press Conference - Sponsored by World Bank Group
13:15 - 13:45
How Entrepreneurial Education Helps Provide New Opportunities to Young Women in Somaliland
13:30 - 15:00
Public-Private Dialogue and Innovative Partnerships, Improving the Value Chain in Agiculture and Livestock Sectors, ABAN Masterclass- Introduction to Early Stage Investing
15:00 - 15:30
Break - Sponsored by Premier Bank  
15:30 - 16:45
Diaspora Entrepreneurs: Pathways to Success, Strengthening the Healthcare Sector, Financing Energy Projects: Challenges and Opportunities
16:45 - 17:15
Closing Remarks

 

DAY 3: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

What’s Next?
8:30 - 12:30
Pitch Ring (Hoodaale 5), Energy Sector Coordination Meeting, GEEL and Secure Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries Workshop
10:15 - 10:30
Break—Sponsored by Adeeg Metal Workshop
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch - Sponsored by ESRES
13:30 - 15:00
Workshop: Success Factors for Developing the Somaliland Renewable Energy Training Center

 

 

Somaliland Investment Forum 2016 Photos