The first annual Ghana Social Impact Summit, which seeks to bring both African leaders and emerging social impact professionals together, is scheduled to take place in Accra.
The groundbreaking summit will showcase social interventions by corporate entities, social enterprises, non-governmental organisations and community-based organisations.
The event will also create avenues for the exhibition of social impact stories, for building strategic partnerships and synergies, presenting opportunities to network to create positive change as well as influence policies and generate a significant positive impact.
The one-day innovative event will also offer entertaining, educative and enlightening engagements from social and behaviour change practitioners through auxiliary events such as market fair exhibitions, capacity and skills-building workshops, and social impact storytelling sessions through documentaries, short films, poster sessions, talk-shows, visual communication tools such as photo stories and many other unconventional activities to engage various stakeholders.
This Social Impact Summit platform has been created for players who have over the years touched communities, shaped futures, influenced attitudes and transformed behaviours in their quests to complement developmental efforts by governments towards the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Both the public and private sectors are expected to play very instrumental roles in ensuring a successful summit.
It is worth noting that delegates will be challenged to look at the dynamics and new trends in the social impact space and to create new, collaborative models for the future.
Each session will feature high-profile speakers, engagingly addressing the trendiest issues.
Each delegate’s expertise, interests and areas of concern will be taken into consideration, along with global events and industry trends, to create the final summit agenda.
Emerging social enterprises will be exposed to potential donors, experts and partners while networking, sharing experiences and building partnerships.
Each session of the summit will delve into best practices, looking at the topics including social and behavioural change, communicating the use of creative and trendy tools for social and community interventions, innovative community projects and programmes.
The organisers anticipate that over 200 delegates will participate in the summit, comprising Executive Directors, Country Directors, Foundation Managers, Donors, Fundraising Managers, Project Managers, CSR Managers, Marketing Professionals Communication for Development and Public Relations practitioners from both the public and private sectors.
Also, about 50 exhibitors, 10 professional and technical speakers and over 30 Journalists are expected to participate in this summit.
Topics for discussion will cut across the various UN Sustainable Development Goals from both the corporate and civil services societies.
The Ghana Social Impact Summit is a flagship event of Laugh for Lives Africa, an indigenous Communication for Development and Experiential Theatre organization based in Accra using creative arts and various communication tools to shape attitudes, change behaviours and improve communities.
Source: citinewsroom.com | Ghana