Omuramba Impact Investing CC packages viable business initiatives to attract impact investments.
Impact investments are investments made into companies, organisations and funds with the intention of generating measurable social and environmental impacts alongside a financial return.
Omuramba seeks to engage equity from private equity funds, institutional investors, large companies and high net worth individuals into attractive enterprises that deliver goods and/or services that positively impact people, the environment, the country and the economy. Participation of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in these investments will be actively pursued.
A rigorous system of monitoring and evaluation indicators will be applied to track and adequately measure the impact of the investment.
In sectors where no suitable vehicles exist for packaging, Omuramba Impact Investing CC will get directly involved in setting up the venture.
drs. Eline van der Linden
• 25+ years of experience in socio-economic development
in Namibia, and other Southern African countries
• Masters+ degree in Development Economics
from Free University of Amsterdam (VU)
• Resident in Windhoek, Namibia
What is an Omuramba?
An omuramba (pl. omiramba) is an ancient riverbed found in the Kalahari Desert in Africa, notably in the north-eastern part of Namibia and north-western part of Botswana.
The omiramba provide occasional standing pools of water and more fertility than in the surrounding sand plains.
They begin in the central parts of Namibia and run into the central parts of Botswana. The depth and width of the riverbeds vary, with some being 3 to 4 km wide.
The omiramba were perennial rivers about 16 thousand years ago, but now only flow for short distances, and only after heavy rains.
They were home to the San people for as long as anyone can remember.
Our business philosophy resonates the resilience of the ancient network of riverbeds in the Kalahari desert.
Dry rivers which flow abundantly only ever so often.
Working hard and in solid partnerships for a decent financial and measurable ESG return is the foundation of Omuramba Impact Investing CC.
Our core values