Malians living abroad, and more particularly their investment practices and intentions in Mali, are at the heart of an online study just launched by the new investment fund Zira Capital intended to support SMEs, very small businesses and Malian start-ups.
This new device carried by IPDEV II (fund managed by “Investors & Partners”) which has already sponsored and participated in the launch of funds in five African countries (Senegal, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Burkina and Niger) and Mohamed Youssouf Keita, with the support of IFAD and the European Union, aims in a participatory approach to strategically involve the Malian diaspora and the friends of Mali. Thus, the possibility is given to the diaspora, via a structure governed by French law, to participate actively in this project in the governance of the new fund that will be launched in Mali, and to support the companies in which the fund or to invest directly in Malian SMEs …
This is what can be read in the introduction of the online questionnaire, the conclusions of which will allow a more detailed understanding of the expectations and potential of the diaspora in terms of investments and transfers of skills in order to make the most of them within the framework of the launch. of the new fund planned for this summer.
The survey, the first of its kind, is structured around 3 themes including the “relationship with Mali” and includes around fifteen questions.
Malians in the diaspora and particularly those residing in the European Union are encouraged to participate massively by May 10.