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CHAPTERS - South Asia
South Asia

The South Asia chapter is headquartered in Chennai, India with staff in Bangalore and New Delhi, and serves members across South Asia.

About the chapter
The ANDE South Asia chapter works to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.

It also aims to deepen ANDE’s role as the leading convener for organizations committed to supporting entrepreneurship in developing economies. Chapter activities aim to strengthen the local network, encourage collaboration, and co-develop programs and services for and with our members and the sector at large.

Chapter Activities

Networking and fostering connections: Regular chapter events, both formal and informal, provide time for ANDE members to network, learn, and share best practices. They include member meetings, happy hours, webinars, roundtables, and workshops on different themes. We also facilitate tailored introductions and connections among members to foster collaborations and partnerships among practitioners in the SGB ecosystem and strengthen the ecosystem through the region. The chapter also works with other ANDE regional chapters to conduct regular cross-chapter and cross-continent dialogues to encourage knowledge sharing and networking across regions.

Knowledge sharing: The chapter shares regular updates, including upcoming opportunities, events, and publications, with SGB stakeholders active in the region through monthly chapter updates for members, and regular promotion on our social media and other channels. We are always eager to partner to tell the story of SGBs and our members’ work.

Research: Our research initiatives build the knowledge base for SGB support organizations to improve their effectiveness and create thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems. ANDE conducts both high level and specialized regional research on SGB networks and trends, which provide major value to our members. Some of our recent research work relevant to the region includes research on women entrepreneurship and environment and climate action contextualized to the Indian subcontinent.

Funding: ANDE provides regular funding opportunities to both members and non-members to both drive greater resources to organizations supporting SGBs in developing economies and ensure ANDE member expertise is leveraged efficiently. Funding opportunities are meant to spur more creative and collaborative investments in SGBs and uncover how SGBs contribute to poverty alleviation and economic growth. Recent opportunities in the region include the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund (AWEF) and SGB Evidence Fund.

Learning and training: The chapter convenes learning groups on various topics, including SGB finance, women entrepreneurship and talent in the SGB sector, and has led trainings on metrics measurement and management, various facets of entrepreneurship support, promoting gender-lens in acceleration/incubation and more. ANDE has a particular focus on promoting impact measurement and management among the network. We encourage knowledge sharing, support the adoption of a common language to measure performance, and encourage exploration of new methods and tools to enable more efficient and useful measurement practices.

ANDE has 72 members working across South Asia
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ANDE South Asia Member Showcase

ANDE South Asia publishes the Member Showcase – a document that goes out during the year highlighting the work being done by a few selected members on a regular basis. This showcase is an attempt towards to not only draw attention to the current focus and initiatives that members in the region are working on but also help drive deliberate purposeful collaboration with specific asks and offers for working together.

Chapter Groups
Chapter Staff
Chapter Head, South Asia
Program Associate, South Asia
Program Associate, South Asia
Chapter Steering Committee