October 29th

October 30th

8:30-9:30       Registration
Elilliy International Hotel, Addis Ababa

 9:30-10:30    Opening and check-in
Welcome from the conveners, Impact Hub and Cordaid, and a briefing on the agenda and inspiration for this gathering.

10:30-11:30  Provocations
Keynote addresses from ecosystem leaders that challenge us to question our assumptions and invite us to look at resilience through a different lens; one that inspires an innovative approach towards resilient entrepreneurship
11:30-13:00  Re-Imagining Resilience - Part 1
Stories of Resilience
Game changing stories from resilient entrepreneurs and ecosystem players that have translated challenges into opportunities and created value for their business and communities through creative approaches. This session will provide opportunities to learn about locally created and scalable solutions that will inform the new resilience approach


13:00-14:30  Lunch


A practice to activate our creative thinking and connect with  participants.


15:00-16:30  Re-Imagining Resilience -  Part 2
What can we learn about what does work?
Working Group Sessions - understanding what strategies have been successfully implemented by sectors and players.


16:30-17:00  Break


17:00-18:00    Re-Imagining Resilience - Part 3
Generating Insights for creating resilience as an ecosystem
Participants share feedback and reflections from working groups in plenary session


18:00-19:30  Break

19:30  Dinner and Cultural Event
8.30 -8.45     Arrival
Elilliy International Hotel, Addis Ababa

 9:00 - 9:30  Opening Day 2
A practice to activate our creative thinking and connecting with the previous day’s learning.

9:30-11:00    Re-Imagining Resilience - Part 4
Prototyping and Piloting
Co-designing approaches that translate Day 1 insights into tangible and possible next steps

11:00-11:20 Break

11:30-11:50    Impact Day - Opening    
Impact Day is a collaborative platform that aims to connect ecosystem players to learn, co-create and realize concrete Impact projects.

12:00-13:00  Impact Day -  Project Marketplace
The project marketplace will showcase projects, products, services and solutions. It will provide collaboration opportunities for partner organisations, entrepreneurs and investors beyond existing initiatives.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00  Impact Day - Project Labs & Pitching Sessions - Round 1
Interested participants (foundations, donors, organizations) will have the opportunity to pitch specific projects they want to develop and collaborate on.

15:00 -15:15  Transition Break

15:15-16:15     Project Labs & Pitching Sessions - Round 2

16:15 -16:30 Transition Break

16:30-17:30    Impact Day Project Dating
Participants schedule 20-minute one-on-one meetings with each other, to follow up on concrete projects or identify meetings they need to have to get the best out of the Impact Day.

17:30-18:30    Closing and Celebration
Highlights of results achieved, ideas and proposals for collaborations developed and celebrate an important step toward creating a resilient ecosystem for entrepreneurship.

18:30 - 20.30 Cocktail