Our Mandate

At the core of what we do is promoting East Africa as a private capital destination, while ensuring a favorable environment for trade for the private capital sector. Our advantage is in being able to provide local access to our members, which is critical to their East Africa strategy.


Why East Africa

It has a population of approximately 230 million in some of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Regional integration has made the movement of goods and people easy and there is high mobile penetration.

East Africa Map


EAVCA is the collective voice of the private capital industry with the public stakeholders, championing the cause of the sector with governments in East Africa, regulators, other industry associations and the capital markets operators- who include pension funds, asset managers, and fund administrators.



EAVCA aims to be the first point of knowledge for investors looking at East Africa as a destination for capital, providing market intelligence to the trends and opportunities that affect investing in the region.

We acknowledge that data and information access remains a barrier to accessing most of Africa’s markets and by providing the first point of knowledge, EAVCA hopes to bridge the information gap, allowing investors to have a preface to the region that further guides their strategy of investment.



Our training mandate involves capacity building of the professionals in the industry, by organising trainings relevant to private capital investment. We ensure our trainings are led by local experts who can share their local case studies for relevant and relatable sessions.



Our role as a network facilitator allows us to create opportunities for our members to interact with governments, regulators and other stakeholders, to form synergies that are mutually beneficial.

The EAVCA Board

Biniam Yohannes

Managing Partner, Catalyst Principal Partners

David Owino

Partner, Ascent Capital

Eline Blaauboer

Managing Partner, Africa Tech Ventures & TBL Mirror Fund

Faisal Jiwa

Director, AfricInvest

Koome Gikunda

Director, Actis

Niraj Varia

Partner, Novastar Ventures

Sarah Ngamau

Managing Director, CREADEV

Saskia Van der Mast

Investment Manager, DOB Equity

Shaka Kariuki

Partner & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Kuramo Capital

The EAVCA Team

Eva Warigia

Executive Director