African Solutions (ASIC)
Challenge: Access to knowledge and support for players in the impact space in Africa is severly limited.
Objective: Create a community who wants to be a conduit to convert Africa’s pressing challenges into opportunities that can be addressed at scale.
#1 Build Community: KIN handpicked initial participants and through network referrals, the Impact Circle now consists of 43 members spanning five continents, including CEOs, investors, academics, and social innovators.
# 2 Exchange Knowledge: Impact Circle members connect regularly via a private chat to exchange knowledge on events, resources and funding opportunities. Sample events include a powerful ‘Needs & Leads’ session where leaders from different industries offered to connect individuals with those who could support their initiatives. Another event focused on supporting select grassroot entrepreneurs, which also enabled the Circle participants to understand in more detail the challenges of local communities.
#3 Take Action: The Impact Circle developed three action networks focused on a specific goals: 1. Nature-based Solutions & Biodiversity; 2. Climate Change; and 3. Food Security & Agriculture
#4 Pilot and Scale: The action networks will be launched with objectives and scaling discussions will begin in 2024.