Ashoka and the British Council hosted the Impact! Africa Summit, which convened at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies around the topic "Collaborative Finance for Social Innovation."
The two-day conference in Nairobi, Kenya gathered entrepreneurs, institutions, NGOs, academia and international agencies from across Africa and beyond to share experiences, challenges and possible solutions for building a vibrant social economy
Some of the take-aways from the Summit include:
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- The promise of impact investment
- There's a gap between impact investors and social entrepreneurs
- Pay attention to the "missing middle"
- Government plays a role, too;
- Follow youth and women.
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