Beyond the known: fostering a collaborative and transformative Community of Practice on entrepreneurship and MSME development

  • 26 - 28 Oct 2021
  • Online
  • Jointly hosted by IFC, ILO, BMZ/GIZ, EBRD, Swisscontact and Argidius Foundation
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Beyond the Known Conference 2021 (BTK) brings together a diverse range of practitioners in the field of entrepreneurship and MSME promotion to foster a global community of practice and to facilitate exchange and peer learning on the latest developments and effective solutions that are being piloted in this domain. 

On the first day, the BTK conference will see the participation of keynote speakers from the entrepreneurial domain including: David Mackenzie (World Bank Lead Economist), Irene Ochem (CEO/ Founder of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) and Bagoré Bathily (Entrepreneur and owner of “La Laiterie du Berger”). 

The two following days will be dedicated to tested and successful solutions in entrepreneurship promotion with different thematic tracks across MSME development:

Track 1: Achieving Dynamic and Resilient Entrepreneurial Ecosystems 

Track 2: Accelerating MSME access to financial services through new technologies and skills development program 

Track 3: Challenging inclusiveness and environmental sustainability in entrepreneurship promotion 

Join the Conference to discuss best practices and effective solutions on MSME development. 


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