The Impact Africa Summit 2019 is set to take place in Nairobi on December 4-5 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. More than 500 delegates will meet in Nairobi in December to discuss ways of funding social innovations.

The Impact Africa Summit will bring together social entrepreneurs from the public and private sectors to share experiences and exchange ideas on the best way to finance social enterprises. This year’s summit is the second one following the inaugural one in South Africa.

This year’s summit will prepare and inspire young social entrepreneurs, policymakers, and educational institutions to transform their passion for social change into action. The main theme, Collaborative Finance for Social Innovation and how to catalyze social innovation in Africa through:

  • Future Financing Models for Social Innovation
  • A Framework for Scalable Social Innovation

The summit is a partnership by the British Council and Ashoka to accelerate innovative solutions to Africa’s most pressing challenges. This is through connecting leading social entrepreneurs and key ecosystem players across countries, organizations and sectors such as policy, social investment, business and media across Africa.

Last year’s summit in Johannesburg in South Africa brought together over 200 leading social innovators and young leaders who are active in Africa’s key social issues. It also connected 400 key players from the corporate, investment and public sectors to share, learn and co-create new solutions to current challenges.

Ashoka is the largest global network of social entrepreneurs with system-changing solution, focusing on creating an Everyone is a changemaker world. Ashoka has had a presence in Africa since 1990 and has elected more than 500 Ashoka Fellows in 20 countries.

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for global cultural relations and educational opportunities. Across Africa, the British Council creates opportunities, especially for young people to fullfill their potential by improving their employability, resilience, and networks.