Top World Leaders in Lagos For Africa Social Impact Summit 2023

Leading international diplomatic, political and economic figures are set to take centre-stage as headliners at the forthcoming Africa Social Impact Summit in Lagos this week.

Expected at the event are Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Abubakar Suleiman, MD/CEO of Sterling Bank, Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi, Matthias Schmale, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, and Professor Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Senior Special Adviser on Industrialisation to the President of the African Development Bank, AfDB.

The summit, co-hosted by Sterling One Foundation and United Nations Nigeria, aims to address pressing developmental challenges through collaborative efforts.

With the theme, “Global Vision, Local Action: Repositioning the African Development Ecosystem for Sustainable Outcomes,” the hybrid summit will take place this Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August at the Eko Convention Centre and online. The premier gathering underscores the commitment to effecting positive change across Africa by rallying influential leaders, thought-provoking speakers, and impact investors.

The top leaders, along with about 50 other lead participants, will pilot discussions on key thematic areas, including WASH, Climate Action, Circular Economy, Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Education, and Health. Their insights will illuminate pathways to harnessing impactful investments into Africa and implementing solutions to realize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

One of the focal points of the summit will be on impact investments into Africa, a driving force behind the continent’s development progress.

Participants are expected to engage in deep discussions on strategies that align with the SDGs 2030 agenda, demonstrating how the private sector and impact investors can play a pivotal role in accelerating positive outcomes.

The Africa Social Impact Summit is poised to foster cross-sectoral collaborations, catalyze impactful initiatives, and create a roadmap towards a more sustainable future. United under the banner of change, the summit promises to unlock innovative solutions that address Africa’s most pressing challenges to accelerate the SDGs.

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The Africa Social Impact Summit is a premier gathering that seeks to facilitate Regional Inclusive Development conversations, enabling collaborations between the private sector, impact investors, civil society organizations, and government bodies. The summit focuses on designing solutions for pressing developmental challenges in Africa and accelerating impact investments to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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