Unparalleled opportunities for networking, partner building, and collaboration.

ANDE hosts hundreds of events each year, from intimate peer learning roundtables to large regional and global conferences.

Flagship Events
Annual Conference
Annual Conference

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.

Metrics from the Ground Up Conference

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.

West Africa Regional Conference

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.

London Member Meeting

ANDE members gather during the 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. ANDE members have priority registration for the event.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Convening

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.

South Asia Convening

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.

Training Programs
Investment Manager Training

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.

Register for the next IMT in Dhaka, Bangladesh in June 2023
SGB Investing Orientation Training

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.

Upcoming ANDE Events
Regional Chapter
Dakar, Senegal

The objective of ANDE’s Learning Communities is to create a space for thought leadership, cross learning and is serving as a platform to generate knowledge to advance gender issues, among ANDE awardee

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9:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Dhaka, Bangladesh

The ANDE Investment Manager Training is the only course of its kind which provides a comprehensive overview of investing in small and growing businesses.

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Washington, D.C., United States

Come join us for an ANDE Members Networking Reception at Halcyon in Washington, D.C. on June 22!

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09:00 - 13:00 SAST
East London, South Africa

Join us at the third Township Economies Learning Lab in East London, Eastern Cape supported by the Walmart Foundation.

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