Date: 13/11/2020
Theme: Vie d'I&P


On Tuesday November 24th, Investisseurs & Partenaires hosted a webconference on the theme "Entrepreneurs in Africa: surviving the Covid-19 crisis"

This event was the opportunity to hear the views of African entrepreneurs and key players in the ecosystem: how has the Covid-19 crisis impacted African small and medium enterprises? What are the mid and long term strategies to be implemented ? What initiatives to support these companies ?





How is the African continent facing the crisis?
An overview of the economic, social and political issues at stake


Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires

Mme Irène MINGASSON, Ambassadrice de l'Union européenne en République du Sénégal

Download the overview of the session


Giving the floor to African entrepreneurs
African managers accompanied by I&P share their experience 

Hosted by Emmanuel Cotsoyannis, CEO of Miarakap (Madagascar)
Ariane Baer-Harper, Country Director, ENKO Sénégal (Education)
Folly Koussawo, CEO of Trianon Homes (Construction sector, Gabon)
Myriam Kadio-Morokro Brou, Director of Clinique Procréa (Health, Côte d'Ivoire)
Rosemonde Touré, Director of Rose Éclat (Agro-industry, Burkina Faso)

A word from investors and donors
A look at some initiatives launched to support African businesses


Carsten Sorensen,Deputy Head of Unit at European Commission

Babacar GNING, Executive Director in charge of Investments, FONSIS

Laurent Goutard, Director of International Banking Networks, Africa Region, Mediterranean Basin and Overseas,Société Générale

Nathalie Akon Gabala, Regional Director West, Central & Northern Africa, Mastercard Foundation




The replay of the webinar: