ANDE hosts hundreds of events each year, from intimate peer learning roundtables to large regional and global conferences.
The Annual Conference is the largest gathering each year of members from around the globe. Typically taking place in late September, the highly interactive event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations and highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB space.
ANDE has hosted its Metrics conference every year since 2009. The event sources discussion topics and conference themes from emerging measurement practices among our members. Past conferences have focused on standardization around a common language to compare and aggregate our individual data; building the evidence base and designing evidence-based interventions; using impact data to make decisions; and creating a culture of measurement.
This two-day, highly interactive conference aims to connect local and international ANDE members and partners working in or with interest in West Africa; promote best practice ideas for the development of the SGB sector; feature practitioner-led breakout sessions on relevant sector issues; discuss changes and potential opportunities in the West African entrepreneurial ecosystem; and sustain the growing network of West African SGB support providers as a platform for promotion, networking and collaboration.
ANDE members gather every spring in London for a one day meeting around the Skoll World Forum. It provides a place to network and meet other ANDE members, share reports from the field, announce new opportunities, and discuss challenges. Part of the event is for ANDE members only, and part is open to both members and non-members.
Since 2015, ANDE has hosted EECO, an annual closed door and invite-only event for funders in the SGB ecosystem, focused on peer learning and identification of opportunities for collaboration.
ANDE India hosted the first ANDE South Asia Convening August 2022. This regional convening, centered this year on resilient entrepreneurship, was a first attempt to bring this ecosystem of entrepreneur support organizations, in South Asia, together to initiate discussion and catalyze cross-border collaboration to further economic growth through entrepreneurship. We see this as the beginning of many more focused conversations and interventions in the region going forward.
This five day course is the only course of its kind which provides a comprehensive overview of investing in SGBs. It is designed both for investment managers actively making investments in SGBs and capacity development providers working to support entrepreneurs through the investment process. The course covers the entire investment process – from deal sourcing and due diligence to term sheets, ongoing business support, and exit strategies.
This two-day course offers an overview of the SGB sector and doing deals in developing economies. It is geared towards new hires, summer associates, and those new to the sector.