Scaling Social Business in East Africa

This Regional Symposium will take place from 18 – 20 November 2015 in Kampala, Uganda, and is hosted by ICS and Ka Tutandike Uganda in partnership with Ashoka East Africa, Kulika Uganda, Royal African Society, AGRICS Ltd. and Yunus Social Business Foundation. The event will provide insights into and potential solutions for the financial and organisational challenges that many social entrepreneurs in East Africa are facing today. Bridging the financing gap in the middle, pre- and post-investment management support and the government’s role towards a supportive social business ecosystem are among the key themes of the symposium.

The programme focuses on entrepreneurs with interest in social businesses, impact investors and representatives of multinationals, government, financial institutions and non-governmental organisations. It serves as a platform to share best practices as well as common bottlenecks and challenges. A lineup of thought-provoking and interactive sessions including debates, panel discussions and workshops will create an important forum at which entrepreneurs and investors can arrive at better ways of cooperation and foster greater understanding to achieve common goals and objectives.

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