In episode 50 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Ladé Araba, Executive Director of AlphaMundi Foundation(AMF), on investing in women and climate to create long-term jobs and prosperity.
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Ladé Araba is a highly experienced Development Finance Executive and Board Member with over 20 years of experience. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the AlphaMundi Foundation, and previously held the position of Managing Director for Africa at Convergence Blended Finance.
In addition to her work at AlphaMundi, Ladé also serves on the Investment Advisory Council of the Equality Fund, is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of African Risk Capacity (ARC) Ltd, and is the Co-Founder/President of the Visiola Foundation.
She has previously held positions such as Technical Adviser to the former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Head of the Strategic Monitoring Unit, and Senior Investment Officer in Infrastructure Finance at the African Development Bank.
About AlphaMundi Foundation
AlphaMundi Foundation’s mission is to drive economic transformation by strengthening the long-term commercial viability of SMEs in Africa and Latin America, leading to increased job creation, income generation, and improved quality of life.
The foundation offers structured blended finance solutions to SMEs, combining investments with technical assistance grants, first loss guarantees, returnable pre-investment stage grants, concessional loans, and/or scaling capital.
The foundation also focuses on GLIC field building, where gender and climate solutions are brought into all investment decisions, coined as GLIC – Gender Lens Investing for Climate.
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