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July 2019, Nairobi, Kenya. Full details TBA.
To aid in the development of new practitioner–researcher collaborations, the SGB Evidence Fund will organise annual matchmaking events between practitioners running programmes that support the growth of SGBs, and researchers interested in private sector development. One geographic-specific matchmaking event will be held each year focused on a defined topic, however, proposals from all geographic regions and on all topics within SGB Evidence Fund’s ambit are eligible for submission to the open call for proposals.
The matchmaking event for 2019 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2019 and will bring together practitioners in East Africa, with a focus on those working in the accelerator/incubator space or that provide one or more of the components frequently offered in accelerator/incubator programmes. We anticipate that the first call for proposals will have a closing date in October 2019, with projects developed though the matchmaking event and other collaborations eligible for submission. We anticipate a second call for proposals with a deadline during the first calendar quarter of 2020.