Retrospective – Impact Investment: Mirza Jahani, Aga Khan Foundation USA’s CEO speaks on Accelerating the Good Economy

In the two YouTube videos that follow, Mizra Jahani, Aga Khan Foundation USA’s CEO joins peer panelists from Government, Non-Government Organizations, Private Foundations, Corporations and Investment Organizations to share innovative financial mechanisms being employed by organizations in generating Impact investment.

AKF USA Mirza Jahani - Impact Investment

U.S. Government Development Financing 2.0


This panel will showcase innovative financial mechanisms being employed by different U.S. government agencies to catalyze long-term economic growth and social impact.

Panelists will highlight recently implemented models that work with experienced local partners to provide appropriate products driven by market demand.

All of these examples emphasize the expanding role of the U.S. government as an innovative financer, catalytic actor, and sophisticated partner that is responsive to local needs.

Lisa Hall, Calvert Foundation (moderator)
Richard Greenberg, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Mirza Jahani, Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.
Mildred Callear, SEAF
Mark Karns, USAID

Published on Sep 6, 2013

Financing Health Infrastructure in the Developing World


In most developing countries, health systems cannot adequately cater to the growing demand for medical care due to a critical lack of infrastructure.

For instance, Africa has less than one hospital bed per thousand people compared to a global average of 3.6.

The paucity of related infrastructure creates a barrier to the effective deployment of resources, public or private.

The panel will explore how to mobilize impact investment to bridge the gap in critical health infrastructure.

Monique Dolfing / Medical Credit Fund
Richard Greenberg / Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Mirza Jahani / Aga Khan Foundation USA
Jenny Yip / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
John Simon / Total Impact Advisors (moderator)

Published on Sep 5, 2013

About Mirza Jahani

Dr. Mirza Jahani is CEO of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA), where he has focused on partnerships with US-based organizations and impact investments for AKDN development projects. Before that he served for 15 years as CEO of AKF in the United Kingdom, East Africa and Tajikistan, often in post-conflict environments.

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