Lelapa is committed to improving access to capital for both women entrepreneurs and women fund managers, and applies a gender lens to all its work. Our entrepreneurial approach means that we first seek to understand the needs of our target groups, choosing to “incubate” initiatives that emerge directly from our engagements with women fund managers and entrepreneurs. Several initiatives are ongoing as we seek sponsors for them.
WAI Group Impact Report 2022
Founded and managed by Lelapa, the Women in African Investments (WAI) Group is an active n [...]
Fund Design: Building for the underserved African market with a gender lens.
Lelapa was honoured to design and facilitate a unique workshop that brought together more [...]
Concept design: “Reverse Mentoring” Workshop for DFIs
With UN Women and FinDev Canada, we conceptualized a 2-day workshop called “Reverse Mentor [...]
Concept design: Gender lens fund vehicle for track record-building
With three emerging gender lens fund managers, we designed a “Gender Lens Permanent Capita [...]
The Women in African Investments group was created in November 2017. In our fundraising jo [...]