Ekiti State Government Partners Caterina De’ Medici Africa To Lead Sustainable Development In Nigeria


The CEO of Caterina de’ Medici Africa, Foluke Michael, has announced that she will welcome the Executive Governor of Ekiti State to Germany over the weekend for an Investor Summit and Meetings targeted towards Ekiti’s growth and development.

Governor Biodun Oyebanji and his delegation will join Investors, leaders of organisations, decision-makers, academia, and various stakeholders within the global sustainability industries at the Institutional Capital Forum (ICF) – The 6th Sustainable Investor Summit (SIS 6) in Germany on 16-17 May 2023 at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Frankfurt.

SIS is a strong voice in the DACH region- Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH) advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. The mission is to rapidly shift investment practices towards sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and generating positive social and environmental impacts. The summit provides a communication platform to help corporate leaders, government, and stakeholders tackle urgent challenges, reducing their climate change footprint.

Foluke Michael, a United Nations SDG Award winner, climate advocate and project management expert, will lead the state for various meetings and negotiations in Germany. According to her, Ekiti State is transitioning to Green Economy towards net zero through agroforestry, climate-smart agriculture, circular economy, and trade facilitation, focusing on utilising long-term investment to achieve social-economic and environmental development and the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“Our organisation is championing Africa Green Growth because we know that Africa will shape the future — not just the future of the African people, but of the World. The journey has begun with Ekiti”, she added.

On May 16, Governor Oyebanji will present Ekiti State’s ambitious goals, implementation plan and ease of doing business to facilitate necessary investments and partnerships. Over a hundred global business leaders will speak to speak at the event.



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