The Uganda Agriculture Financing and Investment Conference (the Conference) was successfully held at the Office of the President in Kampala, Uganda, from the 30th to the 31st of August 2016. The conference was cohosted by the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA acting in its capacity as the host of the Agriculture Finance Platform (AFP1) in Uganda), the Office of the President and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD2) Agency with support from GIZ on behalf of BMZ (through the GIZ CAADP Support Programme).
The Meeting brought together more than 200 participants over the two days, drawn from the public, private and development sectors as well as civil society organisations in Uganda and beyond. They included among others; (i) the first deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, Directors, Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners from government (ii) Bank of Uganda, leading commercial banks, development banks, microfinance institutions, leasing companies and other financial institutions (iii) Institutional investors, Private equity funds and Social impact funds (iv) Insurance companies (vi) Development Partners & Technical services’ providers (vii) nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs), civil society groups, researchers and (viii) Members of the Agriculture Finance Platform Steering Committee3.