impACT Kabul with Philia

15 August 2017 , , Philia

Philia is excited to announce its participation in the impACT Kabul conference. Together with renowned partners such as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Institut Francais Afghanistan (IFA), the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), Samuel Hall (SH), AGHAEZ and the BookClub Afghanistan, Philia supports empowered action in Kabul.

What does impACT stand for?

Impact can be created with the right tools and strategy.

The lense through which impact is viewed at this event is through elements of power. The triangle of power serves as the basis of this approach and highlights the creation of access to knowledge, networks and resources as the basis of empowered and impactful action.

The Triangle of Power is, as any model, a simplified representation of reality. It was first coined by the joint effort of Nicole Bogott (co-founder of Philia) and Branko Woischwill. More information on this model can be found on their recently published books on impactful startups.

Philia’s impACT

The impACT Kabul conference focuses on aspiring entrepreneurs. In the context of the Afghan economy, returnees, who returned from abroad, play an important role.  Returnees bring with them a very distinct set of features, knowledge and characteristics that are tremendously beneficial in order to create new businesses and initiatives in Afghanistan.

For the past months, Philia undertook workshops together with female entrepreneurs and students in Kabul. In terms of having an impact Philia therefore covers the aspects of network creation and knowledge transfer. Through an effective and sustainable symbiotic coaching process, Philia establishes a trusting communication between participants. They guide one another to generate awareness on new aspects of their lives and gain new perspectives in the process. The global Philia network is a way for participants to tab into the knowledge of a wider network of women.

impACT is different

Instead of boring the audience based on “death by speech”, the attention of the audience is held by varying elements. Short talks, discussion rounds, a photo exhibition by Afghan Photographer Zarlasht Sarmast will give the event various learning elements. What is more, there will be an exercise, in which the model is directly implemented by the participants as well as break out sessions.

Information on Partners:


The International Organization for Migration is an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH or GIZ in short is a German development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn that provides services in the field of international development cooperation.


The Institut Français is a French public industrial and commercial organization. Started in 1907 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for promoting French, francophone as well as local cultures.


The American University of Afghanistan is Afghanistan’s first private, not-for-profit institution of higher education

Samuel Hall

Samuel Hall is an independent think tank providing research and strategic services, expert analysis, tailored counsel and access to local knowledge for a diverse array of actors operating in the world’s most challenging environments.


Aghaez, a leading organization trusted for management, information systems, and marketing consulting services, based in Kabul, Afghanistan.

BookClub Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s first and leading group of youth, promoting and spreading the Culture of Book Reading since 2015.