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The ANDE West Africa Regional Conference, first held in 2017, is a destination event for ANDE members and regional partners, including corporations, investment firms, development finance institutions, capacity building agencies, accelerators, academic institutions, foundations, governments, and research institutions. The two-day conference will feature an interactive agenda, with sessions focused on solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by SGBs, informal networking sessions, and Anglophone and Francophone plenaries with speakers working to build the culture of entrepreneurship in the region.


The 2022 conference themed “Accelerating SGB Growth in Africa” will focus on critical talent challenges in the SGB sector, as well as how SGBs can help developing economies achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the context of rebuilding a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem post-COVID.


We are excited to announce that this year’s conference will be a hybrid event. The in-person event will take place at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra in Ghana; however we will also be offering some sessions virtually for those unable to attend in person.

About The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.

AMP Health works with ministries of health (MoH) in Sub-Saharan Africa to build capacity for effective leadership & management practices and serve as a conduit for relevant private sector know-how and resources, with a focus on enabling effective delivery of the most cost-effective health interventions. Program elements include:

  1. Placement of Management Partners (MP) in MoH to engage in real-time capacity-building
  2. Targeted leadership & management development program
  3. Platform for cross-country sharing of best practices

AMP Health currently operates in Malawi, Sierra Leone and Zambia supporting the scale up of community health systems. We are now partnering with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to support the national Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) to increase performance of Gavi grants and improve immunization coverage and equity, beginning in Malawi. AMP Health is launching work in Ghana with a focus on community health and adding to its existing work in Sierra Leone on community health with a focus on EPI.

AMP Health is a program of Aspen Global Health & Development at the Aspen Institute in Washington DC, USA. Additional partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gavi, GlaxoSmithKline, Horace W Goldsmith Foundation, Margaret A Cargill Foundation, Merck & Company, the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Health, and USAID.