Over 1,000 delegates expected to convene in Nairobi for the 2-Day summit aimed at scaling entrepreneurship for the Global goals.

At this summit,Sankalp Africa Summit, promises to engage over 1,000 different stakeholders from across the development sector ecosystem.

The stakeholders will discuss, define, and drive forward the critical levers of entrepreneurial success for the Sustainable Development Goals for its 7th Edition

This year’s summit, scheduled to take place on 27th and 28th of February, is themed ‘COLLABORATE 2030: SCALING ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR THE GLOBAL GOALS’ and will revolve around the Sustainable Development Goals and how various partners (public, private, donors, NGOs etc.) can work together to achieve these goals.

The Sankalp Africa Summit aims to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, corporates, academics, policy makers, and other thought-leaders from around the globe to drive the agenda on sustainable development.

The Summit will help drive exciting discussions, structured in various formats like master classes and panel sessions, fireside chats and workshops, global leaders speeches to address key topics areas like financing towards attaining the SDGs, building sustainable impact-based enterprises, forging collaborative partnerships, and imagining the future beyond the goals themselves.

According to Vikas Bali, Intellecap CEO, “We are very excited to bring the 7th 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 innovative and collaborative approaches with promising entrepreneurs, global thought leaders, leading foundations, socially conscious corporates and an attending trillion dollar investor community who are committed to making a substantial contribution towards driving a sustainable and inclusive agenda for Africa”

The summit will also witness some our key global partners like British High Commission and Microsoft, coming together to help achieve the SDGs , with each of them lending specific perspective and insight.

The British High Commission in Nairobi channels significant support towards building the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, through grant funding, technical support and commercial networks.

Susie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner, said “The British High Commission looks forward to engaging with entrepreneurs, enablers and investors at the Summit.

Sankalp is a great opportunity for Kenya’s thriving innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, providing a platform to showcase adaptable, sustainable solutions to local issues and stimulate innovation, investment and scale.

I hope that partnerships made at the Summit lead to the development of strong enterprises, job creation and real, inclusive impact.

Microsoft, another key partner to the Summit, will look at building programmes for entrepreneurship and enabling them with significant technology led support.

As Amrote, Regional Director for Microsoft4Africa explains, “Microsoft is proud to be a part of the Summit and we would like to engage in a dynamic conversation with entrepreneurs.

At Microsoft, we are at the forefront of building a collaborative ecosystem for entrepreneurs and a sustainable business environment.

As partners of this summit, we will be sharing with entrepreneurs cutting edge technology tools that will empower them as they grow and scale their enterprises”

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.

To participate in the Summit, please visit https://africasummit2020.sankalpforum.com/home 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.

About Sankalp Forum:

Sankalp Forum is one of the world’s largest inclusive development platforms and since our inception, the brand has grown from strength to strength, basis its annual summits in 4 continents. In the past years, with sole focus on getting the ecosystem to congregate and deliberate on development issues, and entrepreneurship agenda, Sankalp has built a reputation for itself and therefore a recall for the brand.

Sankalp Forum was initiated in India in 2009 by Intellecap, part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group, to create a thriving ecosystem for business-led inclusive development. Over the past 11 years, Sankalp has built one of the world’s largest impact enterprise focused platforms that has showcased and discovered 1600+ entrepreneurs, through 22+ editions and have connected them to over 300+ investors.

Sankalp have enabled enterprises and entrepreneurs and has helped raise over USD 270 million in funding. Sankalp Forum engages with Governments, Corporations, influential platforms like the G8 and G20, media and civil society to drive a paradigm shift in inclusive development approaches. For more details please visit, www.sankalpforum.com

About Intellecap:

Intellecap a part of the Aavishkaar Group, is a pioneer in building enabling ecosystems and channelling capital to create and nurture a sustainable & equitable society. Founded in 2002, Intellecap works across critical sectors like Agriculture, Livelihoods, Climate Change, Clean Energy, Financial Services, Gender & Inclusion, Healthcare, Water and Sanitation, and has delivered over 500 global engagements across 40+ countries and syndicated investments of over $500 Million USD in Capital.

Intellecap through its presence in India and Africa provides a broad range of Consulting, Research and Investment Banking Services, to Multilateral Agencies, Development Finance Institutions, Social Enterprises, Corporations, Investors, Policy Makers and Donors.

Our common action platform, Sankalp Forum, one of the largest global inclusive development platforms, brings together the ecosystem to shape the way markets work for delivering the SDGs 2030. Select clients of Intellecap include the USAID, Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank, Ford Foundation, The Hans Foundation, Doen Foundation, GIZ, DFID, Hindustan Unilever, P&G, International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank and Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

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