Sustainable Entrepreneurship, strategy and business modelling
Professor Dr J. (Jan) Jonker (Emeritus Spring 2021) is a specialist in sustainable entrepreneurship, strategy and business modelling. Until recently (Spring 2021), he was employed as a professor at the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) at the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU – Holland).
Olamide holds a postgraduate certificate in circular economy and waste management from Dresden University of Technology Germany (Technische Universität Dresden) and a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech Hons) in Computer Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
Velma is a research fellow at the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, the World Bank Group. Her research investigates energy delivery models in forced displacement settings (e.g., refugee camps) in Kenya to identify crucial areas for policy action and market-based interventions.
Adebowale Onafowora, fondly called Debo, is a social Entrepreneur, with Expertise in Agribusiness & Value chains development spanning 17years. He is the MD/CEO of Bic Farms Concepts, a company he founded in 2006.
Surika is the Hub Manager at the Social Enterprise Academy South Africa, a global learning and development social enterprise that supports people and organisations working for social change. SEA SA launched Social Enterprise Connect in 2020 in partnership with the IDC in South Africa.
Adeyemi is a Research Associate at the University of Manchester and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity. He carries out research on social enterprises, sustainable business models, circular economy and behaviour change in both the Global North and South.
Researcher, University of Bristol and Co-founder, Qanna
Jennifer Dumle Daniel is a researcher of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Centre For Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Bristol. She is a writer and public speaker, providing commentary on contemporary gender, technology, and energy issues in Nigeria.
Rejoice Shumba is an astute, qualified, and internationally experienced PhD Sociology holder and CEO with solid expertise covering strategic management, team leadership, organizational management, socio economic research, entrepreneurship, academic lecturing, writing, and publishing.
Kimathi is a lecturer in Chuka University in Faculty of Business Studies, Department of Business Administration lecturing entrepreneurship, research methodology among others. He completed his doctorate degree in Entrepreneurship from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya.
Chisom Udemezue is an Enterprise Development Manager at Clean Technology Hub. She has experience working with public and private entities on issues of renewable energy and technology for sustainable development,
University of Groningen (Campus Fryslan) and Hanze University of Applied Sciences.
Niels Faber is an assistant professor at the University of Groningen (Campus Fryslan) and researcher/lecturer at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. His research focuses on the organizational aspects of sustainability and the circular economy.
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.