Regional Event: Sankalp Africa Summit 2019

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Event date 21 Feb '19 08:00 - 22 Feb '19 17:00 EAT (UTC +3)
Event location Kenya School of Monetary Studies • Nairobi, Kenya

      Since its launch in 2009 Sankalp Forum – an Intellecap Initiative – has created an eco-system of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, multilaterals and policy makers who are committed to furthering the cause of development through entrepreneurship and innovation.  

      It is designed to initiate dialog and enable action through innovation and entrepreneurship at the base of the pyramid across five high impact sectors: Agriculture, Food & Rural Businesses, Education, Clean Energy, Health, Water & Sanitation, and Technology for Development.

     Sankalp Forum has grown to become a collaborative network of over 11,000 stakeholders globally through a year-round calendar of initiatives across India, East Africa, South East Asia, and Europe.

     Since its inception in 2014, Sankalp Africa has become one of the region's leading events for social entrepreneurship and impact investing. The summit witnesses hundreds of game changing social entrepreneurs interact with investors and ecosystem builders every year. 



  • One of the largest convenings of social entrepreneurs who are reshaping Africa’s development landscape: The 2018 edition of Sankalp Africa witnessed over 400 entrepreneurs belonging to sectors like health, agriculture, energy, fintech and more! 
  • The go-to place for Investors who want to drive capital towards purpose driven enterprises:  Sankalp has grown into one of Africa’s largest events for channeling capital by gathering key investors and the region’s most promising and scalable enterprises.
  • Dialogue backed with action: Through it’s annual enterprise awards and innovation showcases, Sankalp brings it’s audience face to face with game changing ideas and determined entrepreneurs.
  • Sector insights from global and local experts: Sankalp brings together practitioners and industry leaders to deliberate over common trends, challenges and solutions.



Entrepreneurs: Access and exposure to global funders, peers, and corporates; Receive expert advise and support from industry leaders and mentors.

Investors: Opportunities to meet the next up-and-coming promising investment-ready entrepreneurs; Drive industry collaboration and policy advocacy to incentivize more funding into the region.

Intermediaries: Build  key partnerships and share successes with like-minded players; Collaborate on common goal of developing a pipeline of successful enterprises.

Corporates: Benefit from insights and concrete opportunities to become inclusive through partnerships with social entrepreneurs.

Policy Makers: Gain from insights on how challenging the landscape is for young entrepreneurs working in difficult markets.

Bi-Lateral Agencies: Learn about the entrepreneur ecosystem in Africa, market trends, and meet like-minded peer organizations; Disseminate research findings and learnings.

You can register for the event HERE 

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The SDG Philanthropy Platform is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact, driving SDG delivery within national development planning. It is led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Oak Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and many others.
SDG Partnership Platform, a spin-off of the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Kenya is a Knowledge Partner of Sankalp Africa Summit 2019.