Welcome to the 3rd edition of the Impact!Africa Summit

The Impact!Africa Summit is an annual event held across Africa targeted towards the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The summit is a partnership by the British Council and Ashoka to accelerate innovative solutions to Africa’s most pressing challenges by inspiring, supporting and connecting leading social entrepreneurs and key ecosystem players across countries, organizations and sectors such as policy, social investment, business and media.


Previous editions of the summit have been held in Johannesburg and Nairobi in June 2018 and December 2019 respectively and have been successful in bringing over 200 leading social innovators and young leaders active in Africa’s key social issues as well as 400 key players from the corporate, investment and public sectors to share, learn and co-create new solutions to current challenges.

The 2020 Summit will consist of a series to be held digitally from October 2020 to September 2021, building on feedback from the 2019 summit in Kenya and emerging trends and themes from the mapping exercise of the Nigerian social enterprise landscape. The 2020 edition will support social enterprises with the skills , knowledge and networks needed to build resilience to navigate the current disruptions caused by the pandemic, through a series of events across multiple platforms ( online, radio, TV and mobile) over a full year and this will include: Breakout Plenaries, Tailored Support and Impact!Africa Virtual Summit.


The theme of this year’s summit is Resilience and Sustainability and sub-themes;

  • Business Modelling
  • Youth
  • Funding/Finance
  • Gender
  • Sustainability
  • Investment Readiness
  • Communication and Networking

2019 Summit promo video - English

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2019 Summit promo video - French

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Why attend the summit?


Connect with the key drivers of social innovation ecosystems in Africa: outstanding social entrepreneurs and young leaders, investors, companies, foundations, public actors and decision makers


Celebrate emerging social entrepreneurs and young leaders with system-changing solutions to societal issues across Africa


Discover new trends and models on social innovation, deepen expertise on Pan-African approaches to social change and on methodologies to scale social innovation.


Generate new connections between social entrepreneurs, business, investors, philanthropy and public actors.


  • Engage social entrepreneurs, donors and policy makers in constructive dialogue around social entrepreneurship, to Africanize solutions and stories to pressing problems as part of wider ongoing efforts being implemented by other support organisations.
  • Support social enterprises with the skills, knowledge and networks needed to build resilience in navigating the current times and disruptions caused by the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • To test out the funding support programme to be included in future editions of the Impact Africa facility.

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Falaq Tijani
Manager at SAHEL Consulting

Falaq is a Manager at Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited.

She has worked with development organizations, private organizations and government agencies on strategic assessment and planning, market analysis, national and regional policy analysis and entry strategies to inform investments in the African Agricultural sector.

She has worked on the downstream and upstream sectors across various value chains focusing on several countries in West Africa including Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria.

Falaq holds a BSc in Business Economics (First Class Honors) from the Anglia Ruskin University, England. She is proficient in French and English.