Sustainable development needs entrepreneurs. Private initiatives do allow to capture the needs of the people and to accelerate technological, ecological and social innovation. More and more companies are placing their societal impact at the heart of their projects, beyond their financial profitability. Currently, the Covid-19 crisis reminds us of the emergency for our societies to take responsibility for environmental and social inclusion issues. Collectively, we must rapidly develop capacities for resilience and we need more than ever these innovative entrepreneurs to invent sustainable and impactful models.
Since its creation in 2017 by the Development Campus of Agence Française du Développement (AFD), the Social & Inclusive Business Camp has supported nearly 150 entrepreneurs with a strong societal impact on Africa, in scaling up, measuring their social performance and preparing them for fundraising.