Event Date and time: Friday 18 November 2016 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Venue details: University of London, Senate House | Malet St | London WC1E 7HU

Organisers: AFFORD

Event website: Scaling Social Innovation in Africa

Event cost: Free

Speaker: Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Chair: TBC

AFFORD invites you to an evening with social entrepreneur Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, who will share some insights from her new book, ‘Social Innovation in Africa: A practical guide for scaling impact’.

Encouraged by the emergence and early impact of social innovators on the African Continent, but frustrated by the slow pace of large scale change, this book is focused on filling the knowledge gap among aspiring and emerging social innovators. It lays out the required building blocks for achieving scale at impact. It also explores the steps for attracting and retaining talent and financing and forming strategic partnerships with the private, public, and non-profit sectors to foster scaling.

Attendees will also be given details of AFFORD’s new Diaspora Finance and Investment (DFI) programme. DFI aims to stimulate and support UK based diaspora social entrepreneurs to create jobs, wealth and solve problems in the social economy in four target African countries: Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. DFI includes a Diaspora Business Planning Competition that will award £30,000 in matched-funds to 20 successful diaspora social enterprises investing in the four target countries.

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli is a serial social entrepreneur based in Nigeria. She is the founder of LEAP Africa, co-founder of AACE Foods, director at Sahel Capital and the African Philanthropy Forum.

AFFORD is a charity evolving into a social enterprise to drive entrepreneurial agenda and capacity of the African Diaspora.

 

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