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In the press

The web-documentary of the project "Small is Powerful" is online and available on the websites of Le Monde Afrique and RFI (Radio France International)

J.-M. Severino was invited on Canal + Afrique for the magazine "Réussite", broadcasted mi-july

E. Nocquet, ESG & Impact director, and three entrepreneurs were gathered on RFI to speak about CSR issues in African SMEs.


 I&P News

I&P was selected for the ImpactAssets 50 for the second consecutive year

On October 16, I&P hold its annual shareholders' meetings, gathering IPAE and IPDEV investors 

50 entrepreneurs have participated to the annual training seminar organized by I&P. The seminar focused this year on CSR issues. Discover the pictures of the seminar►

I&P supports the crowdfunding campaign led by Blue Bees and PhileoL, to finance the next collect of castor oil seeds of the company in Madagascar




J.-M. Severino will intervene to the GIIN conference, held in London on November 18

O. Lafourcade and E. Nocquet will participate to EVPA annual conference, organized in Madrid  on December 1 and 2

J.-M Severino and P. Carpentier will participate to the LAB - Land of African Business in Paris on December 4


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"Support Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa"

I&P announced the first closing of its fund IPDEV2, at 9.5 million euros. The closing gathers 15 investors, among which the African Bank of Development, FISEA, Lundin Foundation, E. de Rothschild Foundation...)
Paul Derreumaux, founder and President of honnor of the group Bank of Africa and administrator of the fund Sinergi Burkina, comments this important event for IPDEV2
With the launching of the Fund IPDEV2, I&P’s team and shareholders take an important step toward their main objective: to support the expansion and strengthening of African small enterprises, which are key contributors to job creation and local development. (...)
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Launch of the "Club of Entrepreneurs"

As I&P organized its annual training seminar, the "Club of African entrepreneurs" has been officially launched. The network aims to promote the African entrepreneurship agenda and accelerate the financial and social performance of its members.
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Bakary Coulibaly

CEO of ENVAL LABORATOIRE, new investment of IPAE fund

After a career in public education, Bakary Coulibaly decides to launch, with a couple of associates, a consultancy firm (started in 2000) and a microbiological laboratory (2012). Since its creation, the laboratory has gained a significant notoriety in the West African sub region.
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In short: news from our partners

The Madagascan company IOT finalisez a first sale of sea cucumbers. Read more
The Director of Nutri’Zaza participated to the World Forum Convergences for the workshop “What is a responsible social business?" Read more

The microfinance network ACEP Africa Group is developping a formal CSR policy and social measurement tools. Read more
All the news from I&P portfolio

Last portfolio shifts

The fund IPAE makes three news investments: PEG Africa in Ghana, ENVAL LABORATOIRE in Ivory Coast and Tincy Boulangerie in Benin.

Intelligence & Analysis


Sustainable Development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • A few weeks before COP21, most of African countries have announced their greenhouse-gas emission reduction target. An opportunity to analyze the costs, but also the opportunities, of climate change policies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Could African start-ups and SMEs boost sustainable development on the continent? Some of them propose particularly innovative solutions to fight aginst climate change, as underlined by Samir Abdelkrim in Les Echos
Africa will drive the world population's growth over the next 35 years
  • According to the last UN predictions, Sub-Saharan will count 2.5 billion people by 2050, with some major demographic powers such as Nigeria, DRC and Ethiopia. Nigerian population will surpass that of the US, making it the 3rd most populated country in the world.

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