West Africa Capacity Development Series
August 1, 2021- May 31, 2022

ACT Foundation Funded Workshop Series 2021

Start Date August 1, 2021
End Date May 31, 2022
Location Online

While evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis is only beginning to emerge, it is clear that the economic damage has been particularly severe for Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) in emerging markets. Given the importance of SGBs to economic growth and job creation, supporting these businesses must be a critical part of global recovery. In addition to the impact on the SGBS, ANDE is particularly interested in strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystems that allow SGBs to grow and thrive. We believe that capacity development organizations (CDOs) will have an even more critical role to play in the post-crisis economy than before. Our research efforts have shown that CDOs, particularly those based in emerging markets, are facing severe pressures to transform and adapt their services to the new reality brought on by the coronavirus crisis.

With support from the Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation, we will build on our 2020 workshop series and focus on delivering targeted services to the SGB sector while creating stronger collaboration, delivering capacity development and connecting the organizations to relevant resources. Scroll down for more details on the past and upcoming events:

Upcoming Sessions

2. Collaboration CafĂ© – Climate & Environmental Action
Session 1 – Panel Session for Intermediary Organizations

October 21, 2021 | 1 PM – 2:30 PM (GMT+1) | Virtual

Session 2 – Entrepreneur Spotlight Session on Green Transition
October 22, 2021 | 1 PM – 2:30 PM (GMT+1) | Virtual

(Specific dates to be announced)

3. Impact Measurement and Management Workshop
November 2021 | Virtual

4. Fund Raising and Partnership Management Workshop – 1st Session
January 2022 | Virtual

5. Scaling Acceleration and Business Development Services Workshop – 2nd Session/Networking Event
February 2022 | Ghana, In-Person (Tentative)

6. Fund Raising and Partnership Management Workshop – 2nd Session
March 2022 | Virtual

Past Events

Scaling Acceleration and Business Development Services Workshop – 1st Session
Date: September 8, 2021
Facilitator: Charles Anyanwu, Director of Strategy, Funding and Stakeholder Management at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)