10 -10.45

Opening Ceremony​

Inspiring Talk

Opening Remarks

Key note address

10.45 – 11.15

Tea and Networking break

11.15 – 12.15

Plenary panel: Collaborative finance for social innovation

Session Brief:

The goal is to provide insights on how collaboration could fostered to support growth of Social Innovations in Africa. By highlight the miss-match between availability and demand, existing models and to come up with suggestions for innovative financing approaches and processes required to meet the funding gap facing Africa.

Moderator

Panelists

12.15 – 13.45

Lunch break

13.45 – 14.45

Plenary panel: State of Impact investment in Africa

Session Brief:

The goal is to provide insights on impact investment has the potential to complement public spending and development assistance by crowding in private sector capital and skills to reduce Africa economic vulnerability, providing market based solutions to the continent’s most pressing needs.

Moderator

Panelists

15.00 – 17.00

Parallel sessions: Master class and thematic workshops

master classes

Session 1: Model of Integration supporting sustainable and innovative solutions to promote good nutrition in Africa: ICON

Session Brief:
  • ICON presentation: shared vision, objectives, strategy / approach; instruments put in place to strengthen the impact of the members
  • ICON presentation: the 3 phases of evolution of ICON
    • A collective brand serving the quality of African products
    • Networking entrepreneurs for more impact of each
    • What mechanisms to facilitate & support access and consumption of local nutritious products in Africa

Moderator

Session 2: Measuring and Articulating Impact: B-lab East Africa

Session Brief:

A practical work session to dive deeper into measuring and managing the impact of organizations. The B Impact Assessment is a holistic impact framework that helps you consider the impact of all your stakeholders not just shareholders to balance profit and purpose in-order to keep scaling your social innovation and impact

Moderator

thematic Sessions

Session 3: Real talk – with Impact Investors: Impact@Africa Network

Session Brief:

The breakout session “Real Talk with Impact Investors” will connect social entrepreneurs with asset managers from the continent and provide insight on how social entrepreneurs can prepare themselves to engage with impact investors.

Moderator

Panelists

Session 4: Social Venture Building Model: Enviu

Session Brief:

Enviu will use the food program that they are building in Kenya as an example of a social venture building model.

  • Why a social venture building model?
  • How does this model work?
  • What are key lessons of Enviu?

Moderator

Session 5: Collaborative Leadership

Session Brief:

What is the effect of Team Leadership on Collaboration?
Why is Social capital necessary?

Moderator

Session 6: Making More Health: Ashoka

Session Brief:

“The only thing more powerful than a new idea in the hands of an entrepreneur is a group of entrepreneurs working together.” Bill Drayton – Founder of Ashoka

Co-creation occurs when all partners involved acknowledge and leverage each other’s strengths, recognize and respect each other’s value, align around a shared vision, and believe that the final product, service or business model will lead to positive systemic impact, for all stakeholders.Yet, what are the requirements, levers and tools necessary for co-creation to be successful? How is a co-creation different from a “traditional” partnership, and what internal challenges and opportunities does co-creation trigger? Come, learn and explore these questions and more, through the lens of social entrepreneurs and their co-creation journeys with companies, foundations and NGO’s. Discuss and interact with our panel to uncover insights on how co-creation can lead to increased healthcare access.

Moderator

Panelists

Session 7: Shifting Attitudes; opportunities for increased collaboration between NGOs and social enterprises: ActionAid

Session Brief:
Traditionally, the purpose of NGOs and Enterprise have been viewed as fundamentally different. The purpose of one is to support the alleviation of poverty and address social and environmental issues, and the other is to make profit. In the minds of many, even in relation to social enterprises, this dichotomy remains. This needs to change. In order to achieve the SDGs, strong and meaningful cross-sector partnerships are essential. This panel explores the ways in which NGOs can collaborate to help address some of the challenges faced by social enterprises by looking at the ActionAid-run SDG Ambassadors program. In the SDG Ambassadors program, ActionAid, and international NGO active in over 45 countries is working with 7 social enterprises to attempt to maximise their social impact and help address challenges they face. In this panel, representatives from the SDG Ambassadors and ActionAid will share reflections on NGO-social enterprise collaboration.The benefit of NGO-Social Enterprise collaboration is not a one-way street. This panel will also explore the ways in which NGOs can learn from social enterprises.

Moderator

Panelists

4&5 Dec

AFRICA CAFÉ - Conversations with Social Innovators

Session Brief:

Show case transformative models depicting the theme and sub themes of the summit for increased visibility of social innovations.

Exhibitors

  1. Making more health 
  2. Innovative Cooperating for the Optimization of Nutrition in Africa: (ICON)
  3. Kenya Climate Innovation Facility
  4. Shop- Soko
  5. British Council

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.