When disaster strikes, only the flexible and responsive survive. The uncertainties of a global pandemic and the increasing challenges of climate change overwhelmed even the most well-funded organizations. But where top international NGOs may falter to respond to changed conditions on the ground, locally-led social entrepreneurs can thrive.
The virtual conference is hosted by the African Diaspora Network and the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). The King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) is the leading resource for philanthropic giving to Europe and Africa. They enable U.S. donors to support their favorite causes and organizations overseas, and provide European and African nonprofits with cost-effective solutions to raise funds in the United States. African Diaspora Network is a nonprofit organization located in Silicon Valley, CA, with a vision of activating capital from the African diaspora and friends of Africa for the development of Africa and communities around the world.
• Atti Worku, Co-CEO, African Visionary Fund
• Grace Francoise Nibizi, Founder and Executive Director, SaCoDé
• Wendo Aszed, Founder and Executive Director, Dandelion Africa
• Derrick Hosea Opio, CEO & Founder, Onel Worku, Co-CEO, African Visionary Fund
What makes social entrepreneurs well-suited to withstand changes brought by the pandemic?
What are some creative ways social entrepreneurs pivoted during the pandemic?
How can companies collaborate to recover together after the pandemic?
7:50 AM | Entertainment
8:00 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks Almaz Negash and Hafeeza Rashed
8:10 AM | Panel Discussion- Moderated by Atti Worku, Co-CEO, African Visionary Fund
Panelists| Discuss challenges and opportunities of accessing capital to scale their business
8:50 AM | Q&A
9:00 AM | Closing Remarks and Next Steps