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Investing in Africa

 Thomas Barry, founder of the Zephyr Management investment firm, on opportunities for social enterprise in Africa.

Africa poses remarkable opportunities for private equity investment, according to Thomas Barry, founder of the Zephyr Management investment firm. Pointing to the reliability of its renewable resources, its growing workforce, its expanding urbanization, and other strengths critical for business success, he reveals that, on this continent, reality is much better than the US public perception. He also talks about his own firm’s investment strategy on the continent. Barry spoke at the 2011 Stanford Africa Forum on entrepreneurship and development.

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  • DESTREE Delphine's avatar

    BY DESTREE Delphine

    ON February 26, 2015 04:09 AM

    I thank you for this important program emphisising on great opportunities offered by Africa in the area of investment.

    I am French, originating from Côte d’Ivoire, this beautiful and wealthy country as for natural, mineral and wild range ressources: Cocoa, Coffee, diamond, cold, gaz…But this country is still experiencing social important troubles.

    So we need to invest in social word development by build educative centers. My NGO aims at helping Women developing their oun project in any area according their qualification. FAME (in French) Femmes Africaines en Mouvement en Europe (Active African Ladies in Europe) would appreciate any help you may offer.

    Yours sincerely

    Delphine DESTREE
    Chair Person of
    - ILAD (Livres, Loisirs et Activités de Développement) _ Books, Leasures and Development Activities- and
    - FAMES ( Active African Ladies in Europe)

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