What the workshop accomplished, in light of the current situation, was to provide a common ground for struggling social entrepreneurs to re-think and re-strategize their interventions for transformative impact in this this new era.
Ambrose MassaquoiCo-convener 1st and 2nd editions
This two-day workshop which brought together practitioners and researchers was a unique opportunity to share the latest insights and knowledge useful in addressing current challenges in the social entrepreneurship field. This format promotes cross-fertilization, fruitful discussions and networking for social entrepreneurs eager to contribute to a better world".
Guillaume MartinsFacilitator 2nd Edition
It was such a privilege to be a group facilitator for this event. Together with the participants, we explored how social enterprises can develop strategies to ensure they continue to thrive within a changed and changing context, and how they can demonstrate what difference they make to their communities in an effective manner. I personally felt particularly inspired by Mrs Alero Ayida-Otobo’s talk and the concrete steps she set out for social enterprises to enable them to tackle the current challenges head-on. It was a real joy to work with the social entrepreneurs and it was very moving to hear about how the work they do change people’s lives.
Dr Andrea WernerFacilitator 2nd edition
Social enterprises, when properly positioned, will play a huge development role in Africa; there is a need and opportunity to implement innovative solutions to reach the transformation Africa needs.
Heidi SumserFacilitator 2nd edition
Looking back, the two days impressively showed that the world is not on pause. By collaborating, sharing and developing new ideas amidst various crises, social entrepreneurs tirelessly work alongside accelerators, government and support organisations to make the world a bit better. With the tools and concepts provided in the workshop, they now are even better equipped to demonstrate that potential and put it into practice.