ACT Foundation Funded Workshop Series 2021
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:
3. 2nd ANDE West Africa Collaboration Café – Climate & Environmental Action
Date: December 2, 2021
Facilitators: Bankole Oloruntoba, CEO, Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre & Matthew Meredith, Managing Principle, LixCap
(Specific dates to be announced)
4. Impact Measurement and Management Workshop
January 2022 | Virtual
5. Fund Raising and Partnership Management Workshop – 1st Session
January 2022 | Virtual
6. Scaling Acceleration and Business Development Services Workshop – 2nd Session/Networking Event
February 2022 | Ghana, In-Person (Tentative)
7. Fund Raising and Partnership Management Workshop – 2nd Session
March 2022 | Virtual
1. 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).
2. Collaboration Café – Climate & Environmental Action
Date: October 21, 2021
Entrepreneur Spotlight: Ernest Agyenim-Boateng, Co-founder, Akwaaba Feeds Ltd.
Panelists: John Scicchitano, President, Pangea Ventures (Moderator), Bankole Oloruntoba, CEO, Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre, Ebenezer Arthur, Founder & CEO, Wangara Green Ventures & Serena Shi, Vice President, The Lightsmith Group.