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ACT Foundation Hosts 7th Breakfast Dialogue, Aims to Shape Africa’s Sustainable Development


The Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is gearing up to host its 7th ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue (BFD). This year’s edition is slated to occur on October 5th at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, nestled on Victoria Island, Lagos.

The yearly ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue now holds a pivotal role within the foundation, drawing together influencers and visionaries from various fields. Together, they engage in essential discussions concerning sustainable development in Africa.

At a time where the discussion on sustainable development in Africa is crucial, this year’s event becomes more significant as it highlights the transformative potential of Economic, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies in advancing sustainable development.

The Breakfast Dialogue through the theme, ‘Advancing Sustainable Development in Africa: Unleashing the Power of Environmental, Social, Governance Strategies for Impact’, will draw industry leaders to deeply engage how ESG principles can be leveraged to enhance the sustainable development of organisations. The discussions will also shed light strategies to improve Africa’s sustainable development agenda.

While commenting on the significance of the event, CEO of ACT Foundation,Osayi Allie, said the ACT Foundation Breakfast dialogue gives leaders across all sectors a special platform to understand and discuss the numerous potential of ESG.

“The 7th ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue promises to be a game-changer, offering a unique platform for leaders in the public, private, and social sectors to decode the immense potential that Economic, Social, and Governance principles hold for organisations of various scales,” she said.

Allie also affirmed the how the implementation of ESG Practices can significantly improve Africa’s development goals.

“Effective implementation of ESG practices by African institutions can make a monumental contribution to achieving sustainable development across the continent.”

The event’s keynote speaker, Oyeyimika Adeboye who is the Managing Director, West Africa, Mondelez International, is expected to share her profound insights on this important subject.

She will be speaking together with speakers across different sectors. Some of the speakers expected at the event include Marilyn Obaisa-Osula, Associate Director, ESG and Sustainability Services, KPMG; Dr. Eugene Itua, CEO of Natural Eco Capital; Tendai Matika, Manager of the Global Reporting Initiative, Africa; and Mudrakat Alabi-Macfoy, Head of Sustainability and Circularity at Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

At the event, the finalists and winners of the 2023 ACT Foundation Changemakers Innovation Challenge will be unveiled. These change-making individuals and organisations will secure grant funding and technical support from the  ACT Foundation. The grant support is aimed at empowering the change makers to amplify their innovative solutions and projects within targeted communities.

The ACT Foundation is a grant making non-profit organisation (NGO) established to support local, national and regional NGOs working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across Africa.

The ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue is an annual event hosted by the foundation to bring together leaders from the public, private, and social sectors to discuss global social issues.

The conversations are aimed at exploring solutions that will champion social transformation and impact communities.

Since the first edition, ACT Breakfast Dialogue has provided a multi-stakeholder stage to foster solid relationships and leverage on important knowledge, skills and assets to scale development efforts across Africa.


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