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ANDE West Africa/ACT Foundation Workshop Series

ANDE West Africa is hosting a series of virtual workshops addressing urgent challenges and issues related to the entrepreneurial ecosystem which will be led by practitioners and professionals in the sector. This project is funded by the Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation and will run from August 2020 to January 2021.

Scroll down to see the schedule of workshops. To participate, kindly register using the actionable links. For more information, email Confidence Ibomeze.


SGB Finance Workshop: Innovative Deal Structuring in Time of Crisis
Date: Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Time: 3:00 PM (WAT)
:  Meghan Curran, West Africa Director, Acumen
Impact investors have seen a need to move from the traditional ways of "deal structuring", to testing new models for structuring investments, hence the need for innovation in deal structuring. This has become more important in that COVID-19 era where businesses have had to change and restructure their business model. Join this ANDE West Africa workshop on “innovative deal structuring in time of crisis” for impact investors which will be led by Meghan Curran, West Africa Director, Acumen. Register HERE!

*TBA = To Be Announced

Virtual Workshop


Actionable Link

Small and Growing Business (SGB) Sector Outlook: Jobs, Technology and Innovation

September 2020

For ANDE Annual Conference Attendees
Food Security and Nutrition: Innovation in Agri-Business Value-chain

Facilitator: TBA*
October 2020

Impact Management Workshop: Collecting Impact Data Using Mobile Technology

Facilitator: TBA*

October 2020


Corporate Partnerships Workshop: Building Corporate Partnership During and Post COVID-19

Facilitator: TBA*

November 2020


SGB Finance: Unlocking Early-stage Investment in Emerging Economies

Facilitator: TBA*

November 2020


Adapting Organizational Operations for High Impact


December 2020



SGBs Survival Post-COVID: The Role of Incubators/Accelerators and other Business Development Support Providers

Facilitator: TBA*

January 2021



Fundraising Best Practices (FBP) Workshop for Development Organizations
ANDE members often identify fundraising as one of their biggest organizational challenges as they look to support the entrepreneurs they work with. In this 2-part virtual workshop on "Fundraising Best Practices", our facilitators shared from their wealth of experience, practical strategies for fundraising in the development sector.

Date: Monday, 31st August 2020 | Time: 1:00 PM (WAT)

Nathalie Gogue Ebo, Principal, Open Capital Advisors
Keru Munene, Business Analyst, Open Capital Advisors
Gwen Abiola-Oloke, Independent Consultant, Business & Finance

Video Recording | Notes | Presentation

Part 2
Date: Wednesday, 9th September 2020 | Time: 3:00 PM (WAT)
Flora Bracco, Senior Partnerships Associate, ANDE
Tenemba Anna Samake, Executive Director, Mobile Business Clinic (MBC) Africa

Video Recording | Notes