CDC Group helps solve the biggest global development challenges by investing patient, flexible capital to support private sector growth and innovation. It is the world’s first impact investor with over 70 years of experience of successfully supporting the sustainable, long-term growth of businesses in Africa and South Asia. CDC is a UK champion of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The company has investments in over 1,200 businesses in emerging economies with total net assets of £6.5bn and a portfolio of £4.7bn.
CDC Group has a dual objective: to support growth and jobs and to make a financial return, which is then reinvested. CDC works across Africa and South Asia in a range of sectors, including Education. With seven offices across the African continent, they are well placed to brief members on what some of the needs and gaps are in Education in African markets in areas such as EdTech, Skills and TVET, Further and Higher Education – as well as touching on some novel models of managing schools, which have potential in the region.
Attendees will also be given an overview of CDC’s structure and funding model.