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Social Enterprise Forum on Africa 2019

20-21 November 2019
International Convention Centre
Durban , South Africa
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Social Enterprise: Innovations for Sustainable Development in Africa & Beyond

The mission of the Social Enterprise Forum on Africa is to present a platform where leaders, practitioners, academia and community members debate, deliberate, share lessons and best practices, showcase successes and create networks in pursuit of advancement of the social enterprise in Africa.


Draft Programme

20 - 21 November 2019

Take a look below to learn about the schedule for Social Enterprise Forum on Africa. If you have any questions about specific activities or event timing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch - we’ll be happy to help.

08:30 - 10:15

Opening Session

Opening Address

The State of Social Enterprise in Africa - Key Insights, Trends and Best Practices

10:35 - 13:30

Social Enterprise Challenges Opportunities 

Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement-   A catalyst for Rapid Development of Social Enterprise transcending borders. 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Challenges and Opportunities for Social Enterprise                                                                                                 

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch & Networking

Have Lunch and Network with Academics;  Social Entrepreneurs; Social Impact Investors; Govt Officials &  other Social Enterprise Communities.

14:15 - 16:30

Human Capital

Overcoming Human Capital Challenges : Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Talent to Scale Social Enterprises. Practical Lessons from Practitioners

Day 1: Feedback Session and Closure

21 November 2019, Day 2


08:00 - 10:15

Social Enterprise Ecosystems and Youth Involvment


Empowering Youth through Social Enterprise

Developing a Social Enterprise Eco-System

10:50 - 13:30

Social Enterprise Funding: Models and Metrics

Innovative Funding Models for Social Enterprise

Financial Metrics for Social Enterprise Finance Management

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch & Networking

 Scrumptious Lunch  and Plentiful Networking Opportunities.

14:30 - 16:00

Feedback Session and Closure

Feedback on Conference Sessions - Key Messages, Pledges and Projects for Collaborations

Vote of Thanks & Closing Address


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