The objective of the forum was to discuss and share experiences on how DFI’s have been able to mobilise appropriately priced capital to meet their developmental mandates and close existing market gaps, particularly in sectors such as SMMEs and infrastructure development.

In addition, the forum touched on available resources to DFIs on the domestic and international capital markets, nature and conditions of access.

Government – owned institutions mandated to stimulate development in Namibia are; Development Bank of Namibia, the Agricultural Bank of Namibia, the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia and the National Housing Enterprise.

Held in the Erongo region, in the town of Swakopmund, delegates and executives from Angola, Botswana , Zambia , Zimbabwe, Malawi . Lesotho, Eswatini, Seychelles , Namibia and South Africa, amongst others were hosted for the event.