On 3 March, our CEO Maryana Iskander participated in the Sankalp Africa Summit. She was part of an illustrious Shared Impact Future thought leadership panel dedicated to enabling leaders in business, finance and philanthropy to embrace an era of Impact Capitalism through research, education & training, and awareness & advocacy.

She highlighted, once again, that young people are the solution, not the problem to the global employment crises.

She’s spoke about her concern over the harsh reality  that we don’t have economies growing fast enough to absorb enough young people into (formal sector) work, a situation made worse by Covid-19, and that we need real innovation in what income generation will look like for the next generation because the old school idea of leaving university and working for life just doesn’t exists for most people in the world and certainly not at all for young Africans.

Sankalp was initiated in India in 2009 by Intellecap to create a thriving ecosystem for business-led solutions to achieve the UN SDG Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 across the Global South. It has built one of the world’s largest impact enterprise focused platforms that has showcased and discovered 1,800+ entrepreneurs through 22 editions of its flagship summits and has connected them to over 600 investors. Sankalp has enabled entrepreneurs to raise over USD 270 million in funding and disbursed $870K in cash grants.

Watch the panel discussion video here:

Source: This video was originally published by sankalpforumlive on the 3 March 2021 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8jrMAy7Vq4.

 

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