The African Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

May 27, 2013
The Partnership Secretariat "Making Finance Work for Africa" (MFW4A) contacted Mrs. Michelle Kathryn Essomé, Chief Executive Officer of the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) for her to present her organization.

Question: Could you briefly introduce the AVCA?

AVCA was founded by IFIs to advocate good governance, produce research, train fund managers and investors, increase the number of investors and promote private sector investment to Africa. AVCA is a pan-African association promoting private equity and venture capital fund managers through industry gatherings, training, research, advocacy, and information dissemination.
AVCA represents African-focussed fund managers (GPs), pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and foundations, international development institutions (IFIs), academic institutions and global professional service firms supporting the industry, amongst others.