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West Africa Regional Conference

[CANCELLED] -ANDE West Africa Regional Conference 2020 .

The ANDE West Africa Regional Conference, which was piloted in 2017, is a gathering of ANDE Members and partners in the region including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, and research institutions.


The 2-day, highly interactive conference features sessions on solutions to common challenges that SGBs face, networking meetings, and plenaries with thought leaders in the SGB space. The conference will also give attention to the ANDE’s updated strategy which prioritize three urgent issues where SGBs can help emerging markets attain Sustainable Development Goals: decent job creation, gender quality and environmental action.


The ANDE West Africa Regional Conference is designed to deliver the following value to ANDE members: 

  • Connect local & international ANDE members and partners working in or with interest in West Africa.
  • Promote best practice ideas for the development of the Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector.
  • Feature practitioner-led breakout sessions where issues such as policy, gender lens, impact measurement, impact investment among others are discussed.
  • Discuss the changes in the West African entrepreneurial ecosystem and potential opportunities which actors need to prepare for.
  • Sustain the growing network of West African SGB support providers as a platform for promotion, networking and collaboration.


Recap of 2019 Conference

Recap of 2018 Conference