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Social Entrepreneurship For Sustainable Development In Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons Learned From Business Incubation In Selected Countries

RESTITUTION WORKSHOP

Date: 22nd July 2022    –   Time: 10:00 – 14:00 (GMT+1)
Venue: Mansel Hotel, Yaoundé-Cameroon (Only on Invitation)
Virtual Event (Register Here)

  1. Background

Since September 2020, the Nkafu Policy Institute, a Think Tank at the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation, in partnership with organizations in Ghana (Innohub LTD) and Burkina Faso (Burkina Business Incubator), is implementing a 2-year project. This project is entitled: “Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons learned from business incubation in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, and Ghana” and is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Its main objective is to map the business incubation practices in these countries and see how these practices contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4, 5, 8, 9, and 13; and therefore promote social entrepreneurship. Following the panel discussions held in the three countries in April 2022, the main findings of which were discussed in each country with stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and other experts, the country reports have been updated by the different teams. Therefore, it is deemed necessary to share the combined findings obtained in the selected countries; and also gather feedback from stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and other experts in other sub-Saharan African countries.

  1. Objective of the event

The main objective of this event is to present the findings of the combined country reports to stakeholders and experts of other sub-Saharan African countries. More specifically, it will be a matter of:

  • Highlighting the differences and similarities on business incubation in the selected countries as well as their compliance with the SDGs;
  • Discussing ways to strengthen the technical and managerial skills of business support structures in the selected project countries;
  • Discussing the key recommendations made to each stakeholder in the entrepreneurial ecosystem (business support structures, capital providers, ecosystem enablers, social entrepreneurs and beneficiaries of social entreprises), for the promotion of business support practices that result in SDGs 4, 5, 8, 9 and 13 in the selected countries;
  • Obtaining feedback from the different stakeholders for an enhancement of business support practices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Ghana;
  • Collating recommendations from stakeholders on other aspects of the research that promote the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  1. Expected result of the event

The expected outcome of this event is to rightly inform the different entrepreneurial ecosystem in sub-Saharan Africa and other experts on the difficulties currently encountered by business support organizations in the field as well as on the main strategies to be put in place in order to strengthen their skills and/or their commitment to achieve SDGs.

  1. Target audience
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Incubators
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Capital providers
  • Ecosystem enablers
  • Professional associations
  • Community-based organizations(CBOs)
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Higher institutions of learning – universities
  • Vocational schools
  • Experts
  • Public personalities

Expected number of participants onsite (on invitation): 50

  1. Contact

Email: info@foretiafoundation.org / Tel: (+237) 22 31 15 84 / 653 78 25 81/ 698 64 55 24

Nkafu Policy Institute

Organizer

Nkafu Policy Institute
Phone
+237 654 86 72 54
Email
[email protected]
Website
https://nkafu.org/

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