Notes from a changing world...
December 2021
If you had a superpower to completely eradicate Gender-Based Violence, what would you do?
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality and continues to be one of the most prominent human rights violations within all societies. Nearly 1 in 3 women aged 15 years and older, in the world have been subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, non-partner, or both, at least once in their lifetime, proving that violence against women and girls hasn’t changed over the last decade. These numbers do not reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and would be even higher if they included the full continuum of violence that affects women and girls including sexual harassment, violence in digital contexts, harmful practices, and sexual exploitation.
GBV is a clear menace to our society at large, but one thing is clear about it, eradicating GBV is not a one-man show, or an organization, or the work of activists. We all have a part to play. So what part do you choose to play in the efforts to create awareness and eliminate GBV?
Congratulations to Be Girl, one of our Sankalp Global Awards 2021 Finalists for bagging an investment. Learn More...
Happening in the Ecosystem
Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
The Sankalp Awards is a celebration of outstanding social entrepreneurs and a showcase of innovative and successful businesses globally. Making a positive impact on society, gaining hands-on experience, and networking with a global community are just a few of the perks of the Sankalp Africa Awards 2022. Apply Now
We want to hear from all innovative business solutions in the Care Economy from #LatinAmerica #SubSaharanAfrica and #SouthEastAsia. The #CareEconomy consists of all paid and unpaid care giving work, happening outside and inside the home. Register your organization now & get a chance to be profiled to mentors & investors. Register Now
Calling all FEMALEPRENEURS! Sankalp is facilitating a Female Founders' Showcase at the Sankalp Africa 2022 virtual Summit, exclusively for women-founded businesses who are looking to raise capital. If you are a female entrepreneur looking to meet investors then this is for you. Apply Now
Are you an entrepreneur? Apply for an opportunity to participate in the Entrepreneur to Investor Deal Room at the Sankalp Africa 2022 virtual Summit. This is for all entrepreneurs with impact businesses, who are looking to raise capital. Apply Now
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
Information Session for Sankalp Africa Awards. You've got questions, we've got answers! With the Sankalp Africa Awards deadline fast approaching, we want to answer any lingering questions about the Awards, Benefits of applying or even the process. Join the information session to get answers to any and all of your queries. Mark your Calendars
Tuesday, March 1st to Friday, March 4th, 2022
Sankalp Africa Summit 2022. Grab your ticket to Africa’s largest convening of the Impact Ecosystem. The Sankalp Africa Summit exists to connect you with new people and ideas from different parts of the world. Come prepared to learn and contribute, surface partnership opportunities, generate leads for capital, and engage fellow stakeholders to further your mission. The possibilities are infinite. Register Now
Wednesday, March 9th to Thursday, March 10th, 2022
ICTforAg 2022 offers an interactive virtual experience focused on technical dialogue and fostering collaboration across the digital agriculture community, specifically focusing on 4 themes: 1) Locally Led Development, 2) Climate, 3) Digital Inclusion and 4) Digital & Data Sovereignty. The conference is Sponsored by Feed the Future and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and implemented by DAI and Intellecap. Registration is free of charge
How to fulfill the potential of Business Development Services. Evidence of how to help small and growing businesses drive growth in emerging markets. Learn More
Ecosystem Health Check: A self-assessment tool for ecosystem builders to empower entrepreneurial ecosystems all around the world to measure the health of their ecosystems. Learn More
Domestic Violence Advocacy Guide: The 2021 Advocacy Guide aims to highlight not only how domestic violence is a workplace issue, but also promising practices that state, organizations, and individuals that are in accordance with ILO Recommendation 206. Read More
Deadline for applications: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
The Sankalp Forum team is looking for an intern to support their communication efforts, as well as overall event logistics. The intern will help manage the social media channels, and offer support to the Communications Lead and Marketing Team. The intern will also support overall event logistics for our upcoming Sankalp Africa Summit 2022. Apply Now
Deadline for applications: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
The Sankalp Forum team is looking for an individual to manage all of their entrepreneur-related work. This includes, but is not limited to sourcing for enterprises, evaluating enterprises for potential investment opportunities, curating experiences for entrepreneurs to interact with investors at Sankalp and throughout the year. This requires extremely strong written communication skills, interacting with both entrepreneurs and senior investment professionals, structured thinking with strong logistical skills, and strong verbal communication skills in English. Apply Now
Deadline for applications: Saturday, January 15th, 2022
Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) is seeking an Investment Manager who will be responsible for implementing the investment strategy, in particular to source, due diligence, and supports several new investment vehicles on the continent. Under the supervision of the Investment Director, he/she will work closely with the entire Fund-of-fund team (Investment Managers, Legal & Tax Manager, ESG & Impact manager, Finance & Reporting Manager, etc.), and travel regularly especially within East and West Africa. Apply Now
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