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Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 Overview

Presented by Shuraako, the Somaliland Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Somaliland Ministry of Energy & Minerals, and the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, the Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 (SIF 2017) was held in Hargeisa, Somaliland on September 19-21, 2017.

330 participants attended who have an active role in Somaliland’s private sector and energy sector, including investors, business entrepreneurs, donors, and development partners. Experts discussed ways to strengthen private sector investment and the business climate, coordinate efforts, bolster the energy sector, and collectively act as a market catalyst.

Content for the Forum was organized along three 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

 

Video: Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 Recap

SOMALILAND INVESTMENT FORUM 2017 SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

World Bank Logo
 
 

GOLD SPONSORS

Somalia Power
 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Esres
Adeeg Metal
 
 

BREAK SPONSORS

Golis Energy
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IN-KIND SPONSORS

Aban
Norfund
Secure Fisheries
 

 

Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 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 2017 Photos