The Sterling One Foundation and the United Nations Nigeria, co-conveners of the Africa Social Impact Summit 2023, have officially unveiled partners for the second edition of the Africa Social Impact Summit.

A statement said during a press conference in Lagos, the organisers said the events would take place in August.

‘The Africa Social Impact Summit, now in its second year, is a transformative summit that will bring together thought leaders, impact investors, and stakeholders from diverse sectors to address pressing challenges and design market-led solutions for sustainable outcomes in Africa,” the statement said.

Under the theme, ‘Global vision, local action: Repositioning the African development ecosystem for sustainable outcomes’, the summit sought to reshape Africa’s development landscape by fostering collaboration, innovative thinking, and impactful investment into critical areas.

The Summit aimed to accelerate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the African Union 2063 Agenda.

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Matthias Schmale, highlighted the UN’s dedication to working with the private sector and government to implement a cooperation framework for sustainable development.

He stressed the need for the private sector to move beyond corporate social responsibility and integrate sustainability into their business models.

“We want to see all stakeholders, especially the private sector, use the Africa Social Impact Summit as an opportunity to join hands to formulate a rescue plan for the SDGs,” he said.

While unveiling the partners for Africa Social Impact Summit 2023, the Chief Executive Officer of the Sterling One Foundation, Mrs Olapeju Ibekwe, said, “The African continent needs every impact resource and every player focused on how we can move from just potential and that is what each of us here has committed to, and I cannot express just how excited I am to see the number of partners we have brought to the table from what we had last year; this shows that the message of sustainable development is resonating.”

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