The Lab’s African regional program addresses issues unique to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC) regions.

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East and Southern Africa

The Lab’s African regional program addresses issues unique to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC) regions.

East and Southern Africa Members

East and Southern Africa Panel Members

African Development Bank

  • Farai Kanonda
    Regional Operations Manager, Energy and Infrastructure
  • Gareth Phillips
    Manager, Climate and Environmental Finance
  • Kidanua Gizaw
    Senior Climate Finance Officer


  • Anne Keppler
    Regional Director of Southern Africa

Development Bank of Southern Africa

  • Catherine Koffman
    Group Executive Head of the Project Preparation Division
  • Paul Currie
    Chief Investment Officer

European Investment Bank

  • Jim Hodges
    Regional Representative for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean
  • Nadège Hopman
    Deputy Head of Regional Representation

German KFW Development Bank

  • Kevin Leask
  • Silke Stadtmann
    Head of Southern African Office


  • Bashi Gaetsaloe
    Managing Director at Jupiter Consulting & Services

International Finance Corporation

  • Kevin Njirani
    Regional Director Southern Africa and Nigeria


  • Kevin Whitfield
    Head African Treasuries, Carbon and Financial Products
  • Mike Peo
    Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications

Rand Merchant Bank

  • Nigel Beck
    Head: Sustainability Finance and ESG

RBN Fund Managers

  • Heather Jackson
    Chief Executive Officer

Rwanda's National Fund for the Environment FONERWA

  • Felix Yvan Rugwizangoga
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • Nathalie Mutalikanwa
    Climate Finance Specialist
  • Teddy Mugabo
    Chief Executive Officer

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