RootSpace co-founder Kevin Braithwaite is speaking at the SOCAP conference in San Francisco, California, panel details below. Got a question for the panel? – send a tweet to Kevin at @kevsf
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Investing For Peace – Deploying capital in conflict zones and fragile states
Each year billions of dollars are invested in post-conflict areas to rebuild shattered infrastructure and deliver essential services. Increasingly, there is a realization that local entrepreneurs have a major role to play in both rebuilding their countries and creating the innovations that could stop conflict and violence erupting. Yet, the challenges can seem insurmountable. How can truly "risk capital" make an impact? How can we better support local entrepreneurs and increase collaboration across sectors, regions and conflict divides? What are the opportunities for a return and where is this already working? Join us for a discussion on cutting-edge innovation and impact investment in some of the most difficult but opportunity rich markets on the planet.