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2013-04-15

Mumbai to host Sankalp’s Annual Summit for social enterprises

Mumbai-born and bred ‘Sankalp Forum’, an aggregation of social enterprises will host Sankalp’s Annual Summit in Mumbai. According to a release by the forum, Sankalp’s Annual Summit, in its 5th year has now become the largest social enterprise focused gath

Mumbai-born and bred ‘Sankalp Forum’, an aggregation of social enterprises will host Sankalp’s Annual Summit in Mumbai. According to a release by the forum, Sankalp’s Annual Summit, in its 5th year has now become the largest social enterprise focused gathering in the world. This year it has partnered with Unconvention to become the Sankalp Unconvention Summit. 

Day one of the Sankalp Unconvention Summit will host the G-20 Inclusive Business Workshop. The event marks the Asia leg of the G20 Inclusive Business Workshop series, and is organised by the Governments of Germany and Saudi Arabia, as co-facilitators of the G20 Pillar “Private Investment and Job Creation”, the release said.

Day 2 and Day 3 will see the The Sankalp Forum itself, under the aegis of which are the Sankalp Unconvention Summit, Sankalp Awards, Villgro Awards, DFID women impact recognition and Global Alliance of Cookstoves Recognition. Sankalp-Artha Grand prize of USD 40,000 has also been announced. This will honour the five sector winners of the Sankalp Awards itself, according to the release.

In attendance will be representatives from UNDP, USAID, The World Bank, IFC, Village Capital, Villgro, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Department of Industrial Development (DFID UK Government grant arm), GIZ ( German Government grant arm) , Akshaya Patra, Deshpande Foundation, Ashoka Singapore Advisory Council, Legatum and other stakeholders on 16th, 17th and 18th of April 2013.

The release further stated that Sankalp will engage over 11,000 stakeholders globally which includes social enterprises, impact & mainstream investors, policymakers to encourage innovation and enablers, who are part of the ecosystem.

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