Structured around African and global companies from the creative sector and development institutions, this task force shapes the most suitable and innovative financial engineering and mechanisms for the funding of creative industries.

With Africa’s integration into global markets and its demographic inflation, this presents a key opportunity for forming partnerships to employ new technologies that connect cultural industries to markets worldwide. Industrial transformation and job creation are tremendous challenges in the youngest continent of the world.

Our goal is to bring policymakers and business leaders to discuss and consider the investment opportunities in this promising industry around fashion, movies, music, visual arts, literature, and sports. Creative industries will be at the core of investing in Africa’s future.

Join the Africa Center to participate in this virtual task force on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM ET. Members will deliberate and share ideas, learnings, and expertise in order to improve the financial engineering of the creative sector in Africa.


Mamadou Mbaye
Chief Executive Officer
Sigma Delta Fund

Task force members and speakers


Temwa Gondwe
Intra-African Trade Initiative

Hippolyte Fofack
Chief Economist

African Development Bank

Solomon Quaynor
Vice President
Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialization

African Guarantee Fund

Jules Nganham
Chief Executive Officer

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development

Mabouba Diagne
Vice President
Finance and Corporate Services

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Nita Deerpalsing
Publications and Knowledge Management

US Chamber of Commerce

Scott Eisner
US-Africa Business Center

The Africa Center works to promote dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.