5 Thought Leaders


September 29, 2016


Four Points by Sheraton, V.I



About / FATE Annual Policy Dialogue Series

The Annual FATE Policy Dialogue Series on Entrepreneurship is a dialogue platform that brings together stakeholders within the Nigerian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) space and high-level business experts from within and outside Nigeria to discuss factors and policies that impact on the MSME sector in Nigeria with a view to proffering implementable solutions with respect to policy reviews and implementation.

Building on the outcome of the 2015 Policy Dialogue, this year’s program is themed “Nurturing public and private sector collaboration for Entrepreneurship Development and Growth in Nigeria” will focus on the key building blocks required to create synergies and collaboration between the public, private and development sectors to enhance the development of sustainable impact driven enterprises/ventures in Nigeria.

While we strongly believe that public-private collaborations would make for greater positive impact on the Nigerian business environment, we also know that without adequate information on enterprise development in Nigeria, policy makers will not make informed decisions. For the development of effective and sustainable MSME policies, we believe that the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria needs to be mapped to aid policy review and implementation processes around creating an enabling environment to drive entrepreneurship and enterprise development. That is why, at this year’s Policy Dialogue, we will be launching the key findings on the Research commissioned by FATE Foundation to KPMG to “Map Nigeria’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”.

Our Speakers

Programme Schedule



 Guest Arrival & Registration


Welcome Address

by Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director,FATE Foundation


Setting the Context

by Bisi Lamikanra, Partner, KPMG

  • Present insights from the 2016 Research Mapping on the Nigerian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem


Panel Dialogue Discussion

Rocio Fonseca,
Executive Director, Startup Chile

Aisah Abubakar,
Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment

Akintunde Oyebode,
Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund

Bosun Tijani,
Founder, CCHub

Bisi Lamikanra,
Partner & Head, Management Consulting, KPMG Nigeria (Moderator)


 Interactive Session

  • Question and Answer session with the audience moderated by Bisi Lamikanra
  • Summary of key topical areas and agreements


 Closing Remarks

Highlight FATE’s plans going forward with the outcome of the Policy Dialogue and formally close the programme

Media Centre / pictures from 2015 Edition

Partners / we are grateful for their support