Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

Closing the funding gap: Panel discussion with African Youth Ventures & Funders

12 May 2022 | 14:30 - 15:30 CEST
(Policy) Roundtable discussion

An interactive panel discussion with comments and Q&A from session participants. The panel, chaired by Vickie Wambura the Chair of the Impact Makers Advisory Board (IMAB), and featuring two youth social entrepreneurs Paulo Mpokwa and Nima Kassim and their experiences operating in the tech and gender sectors of entrepreneurship and two organizations representing fundings groups within the social entrepreneurship impact ecosystem. Will discuss the recommendation actions identified by young entrepreneurs and funders at Digital Opportunity Trust’s (DOT) IMAB Launch Event that took place on March 17th. Followed by engagement of session participants to reinforce action points, around diversity in funding selection boards to include young entrepreneurs.

The hosts

Vickie Wambura Evans Okinyi Paulo Mpokwa Nima Kassim Madonna Kendona

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal GOAL 5: Gender Equality GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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