Closing the SME Finance Gap

Empowering Youth & Women Entrepreneurs in Frontier Markets

1 October 2019 • Amsterdam

Triple Jump and PwC – on behalf of the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) Financing Local SMEs initiative - will be hosting the conference, Closing the SME Finance Gap: Empowering Young & Women Entrepreneurs in Frontier Markets.

Since its launch in 2014 by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DGGF Financing Local SMEs initiative, has been a driver of improved access to finance for the ‘missing middle’ in frontier markets. The objectives of this event are three-fold: exploring and discussing scalable and innovative SME financing solutions, sharing the insights and lessons learned, and building new partnerships and collaborations with DGGF investees, (co-)investors, partners and policymakers. We hope to see you at this unique knowledge sharing event!

Thank you for your overwhelming interest in the event! The event is fully sold out, we now have closed the registration for the event.


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We are glad to announce Yvonne Ndege as an MC of the day!

Yvonne Ndege is an award-winning British international television journalist and media and communications professional and expert. She started her career at the BBC in London where she worked as on-air tv and radio Correspondent for a decade. In 2007 she was headhunted by Al Jazeera English and helped launch the channel in East Africa and West Africa. Spanning a career of over 18 years, Yvonne has reported from and anchored programmes from over 30 developing countries, including Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa. Yvonne is currently lead communications for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Nairobi, Kenya .


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Conference location

The Compagnietheater lies in the heart of Amsterdam along the canal of the Kloveniersburgwal. This former 18 century church has been transformed into a multifaceted event location that combines unique traditional elements with new raw materials. We are looking forward to welcome you at this unique location in Amsterdam!

Compagnietheater Amsterdam

Kloveniersburgwal 50 1012 CX Amsterdam

The Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) Financing Local SMEs in an initiative of the Dutch government to stimulate entrepreneurship and create jobs in frontier markets. It is part of a larger initiative commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of its Aid and Trade agenda. DGGF Financing Local SMEs is managed by a consortium consisting of Triple Jump B.V. and PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory N.V. (PwC).
Read DGGF Impact Report "Five Years of Enabling Entrepreneurship in Frontier Markets", published in 2019.

Triple Jump is an impact-focused investment manager that provides meaningful and responsible investment opportunities in developing countries. We believe that opportunities are not spread equally around the world, but talented people are. By providing financing and technical assistance to financial intermediates and companies operating in emerging and frontier markets, its mission is to go where investing capital makes a difference, empowers people and improves lives.

About PwC

PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people working together to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems.