Posted by:Ngina k.
One of Africa’s largest impact investing forums, the SANKALP Africa Summit, promises to positively engage over 1,000 different stakeholders from across the impact investing ecosystem, to deliberate on strategies for building partnerships and collaborations to drive the sustainability and inclusion agenda in Africa for its 5th Edition which will be hosted in Nairobi.
This year’s summit, scheduled to take place on March 1st and 2nd, is themed ‘OPEN ALLIANCES FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE AFRICA 2030’ and will revolve around the Sustainable Development Goals and how various partners can work together to achieve these goals with the private sector.
“How can we ensure a future where quality education, affordable healthcare and livelihoods are the new social defaults as defined in the drive towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Can we commit to making choices today to ensure a sustainable and inclusive future for all? The SANKALP Africa Summit aims to bring together carefully curated entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, corporates, academics, policy makers, and other thought-leaders from around the globe to discuss these and other complex questions under the framework of Goal 17 of the SDGs.
The Summit will help drive these exciting discussions, which have been structured in various formats like master classes and panel sessions, and address key topics areas like financing towards attaining the goals, building sustainable impact-based enterprises, forging collaborative partnerships, and imagining the future beyond the goals themselves.
According to Nisha Dutt, Intellecap CEO, “We are very excited to bring the 5th edition of Sankalp to Nairobi and continuing the dialogue with our partners on how to achieve SDGs for Africa by 2030. The summit aims to create open and unlikely alliances of thought leaders who are committed to making a substantial contribution towards driving a sustainable and inclusive agenda for Africa”
Another key part of the summit is the SANKALP Africa Awards which aims to recognize and reward high impact enterprises in the Africa region. Five finalists from key impact sectors across the region will get the opportunity to pitch their enterprises to a jury panel comprising of eminent business leaders.
The Summit is supported by key partners such as World Bank, Doen Foundation, Miller Center, Kenya Climate Innovation Center, BMW Foundation, IDRC and several others who champion innovation, entrepreneurship, and impact investing for a sustainable and inclusive Africa.
To participate in the Summit, please visit africasummit2018.sankalpforum.com where you can buy a delegate ticket, or an exhibition booth to come and showcase your enterprise or your innovation team to a global audience at the Summit.