#6 Kenya Capital Markets

Kenya is a crucible of innovation within East Africa. PIDG companies have been based in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, for more than five years, and are helping to pioneer new infrastructure asset classes and private sector investment opportunities.

In this episode we discuss Kenya’s clear commitment to embracing change, we explore key projects PIDG has enabled, including the Acorn Affordable Student Accommodation and Kenya credit enhancement facility, and we highlight the opportunities presented by Kenya’s new strategic partnership with the UK. On the show are Sarah Siliya from GuarantCo, Gbemi Adeniyi-Williams from InfraCo Africa, Jasper Onyango from PIDG Technical Assistance, and Alastair Herbertson from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund.

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