Entrepreneurial & Leadership Initiative for Sustainability in Africa (ELISA)
Our multi-sector member network includes individuals, companies and organizations who take a proactive interest in Africa and value opportunities to connect, share ideas, develop partnerships and create jobs across the continent.


Accepting Submissions now through April 11, 2021

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Speaker proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  We are accepting Submissions now through April 11, 2021. We will be in contact with all proposal contacts by May 10, 2021. 

ELISA Summit is all about connecting and knowledge sharing. If you’re an entrepreneur, or industry expert and have knowledge or experience that would benefit and inspire the ELISA Network, now is the time to share.

We will gather 250+ industry executives, investors, venture capitalists, philanthropists, researchers, educators, government regulators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and leaders for three days of workshops, keynotes, sessions, demos and networking at Gwango Wildlife Park in Hwange, Zimbabwe. The event will run September 7-9, 2021.

We want to incorporate captivating experiences and insights from the best subject matter experts. Talks with a diverse set of voices and viewpoints are what we looking for. As a presenter, you will share the stage with other notable experts and interact with attendees from major organizations.

Additional benefits include being featured across elisanetwork.com, icpdprograms.org, in email campaigns, social promotions and in printed event materials. 
Share your technical know-how for business and innovation in Africa.

For your submission:

  • Keep your title short and simple.
  • Include an overview of what would be covered in the session, highlighting specific products, technologies, ideas and solutions you plan to discuss.
  • Be clear, concise, and compelling.  
  • You’re welcome to submit more than one idea.
  • No sales pitches.

Tracks this year will include:

  • Teaching technical skills
  • Sharing best practices and methodologies
  • Enlightening peers with interesting success stories
  • Highlight solutions to prevailing challenges in Africa
  • Leadership in Africa
  • Knowledge & learning

want to know more?
For more information on sponsorship and customized opportunities designed to meet your objectives, 
email Elisabeth Pasalk Valerio: