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Learning Labs

ANDE's Learning Labs are neutral convening spaces for diverse practitioners to share best practices and new research, discuss hot topics, and learn from one another. The Labs can also offer a venue for joint research or action on key issues. Learning Labs are for Members only. Learning Labs operate at different levels some including a only a quarterly newsletter and others meeting as often as quarterly in person and virtually. Most labs are led by members.

ANDE Members: Sign in above, select each Learning Lab of interest and click Join Group to receive updates on calls and meetings. View a video here if you need help joining a group.



The objective of this Lab is to create new opportunities for strategic partnerships between corporations and others in the broader ANDE community that advance ANDE’s purpose of supporting and scaling SGBs.



The Gender Inclusion Learning Lab provides a forum for ANDE members to discuss the issues most pressing to the development of women entrepreneurs and SGB owners.


Funder Learning Lab

The ANDE Funder Learning Lab will be a platform for the many ANDE members who are funders to share lessons learned and potentially pursue joint initiatives. The group is open to grant-making members only. To request to join, please email 

Metrics & Research Learning Lab

This Learning Lab provides a space to discuss and collaborate on measurement practices among our members, including standardization of metrics, developing the evidence base for our field, using impact data to make decisions, and creating a culture of measurement.


This Learning Lab will support ANDE members as they work through legal and regulatory challenges across sectors and geographies as well as inform policy advocacy in support of impact investment.



This learning lab provides a space to capture knowledge of the spectrum of available finance along the continuum from grant funding to commercial investing.


Sustainable Agribusiness Learning Lab

This learning lab will focus on agribusiness SGB competitiveness through key global challenges ranging from climate change and energy access, to food security, agribusiness investment and sustainability in global food value chains.


Talent Learning Lab

This Learning Lab focuses on issues that challenge many ANDE Members and the SGBs they work to support including: hiring, training, and retaining top talent.



This learning lab is designed to be a space where members can share relevant articles, events, and RFPs about youth entrepreneurship with others, but will not have regular calls or meetings. A quarterly newsletter will go out with relevant information, as well.