Preethi Rao—LEAD at Krea University—witnessed at ANDE’s Global Summit last September in Accra, Ghana, passionate and experience-based discussions on bridging finance gaps for women entrepreneurs and connecting craft-based enterprises with markets, paving the way for collaborative South-South solutions and a sustainable impact in the global entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Thailand's capital will be the host city for the annual flagship event. With its dynamic business landscape, Bangkok is the perfect setting to explore new entrepreneurship and economic development horizons.
We can achieve our goals for a world where the entrepreneurship ecosystem serves sustainable development by shifting power and amplifying voices from the Global South. Some reflections after the Annual Conference in Ghana.
ANDE’s Global Conference in Accra highlighted the crucial role of small and growing businesses in meeting the UN SDGs by 2030, stressing the imperative for collaborative efforts to build viable business ecosystems and promote innovative financing to address the estimated $5.2 trillion financing gap for entrepreneurs to grow and succeed in the Global South.
Watch the thought-provoking speech by the Nobel Prize Laureate, Chairman of the Yunus Centre, and founder of Grameen Bank from his home in Bangladesh.
The celebrated Ghanaian musician, vocal philanthropist and agribusiness entrepreneur, spoke and performed in the Annual Global Conference dinner gala.
Watch the conversation between Somachi Chris-Asoluka CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Richenda Van Leeuwen, ANDE Executive Director speaking about the unique challenges that entrepreneurs in developing countries. This video offers a glimpse on the Annual Global Conference in Ghana to this trailblazer in Accra, Ghana, on September 13.
Somachi Chris-Asoluka, CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, shares her mission of democratizing luck and empowering African entrepreneurs at ANDE's Annual Conference. Her vision aligns with ANDE's focus on job creation, poverty eradication, and women's economic empowerment.