May 2023 Meeting

Role of Social Enterprise Networks in Promoting Intra-African Trade
May 31, 2023

Recent developments on the African continent such as the AFCFTA can boost intra-African trade with appropriate planning and implementation. As a result, social enterprises might be able to build more sustainable business models, as well as have access to resources to scale their social mission. However, belonging to the right network is crucial to sustainably capture the full opportunities that increased intra- trading activities might bring.

This workshop broadly discussed social enterprise networks and its importance for Africa’s economic integration plans. It highlighted the benefits of networks for social enterprises and how entrepreneurs can leverage it to meet their economic and social objectives in Africa.

Participants also benefitted from a question and answer session where the speaker drew from his experience managing a large social enterprise network in Ghana to share practicable tips and advice on networking for scaling social impact across Africa.