An online learning series sharing insights from 5 continents on how social enterprises around the world are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
As the initial paralysis and shock subsidies, we are seeing social entrepreneurs and leaders, at all levels, stepping up and making extraordinary efforts to lead teams and organisations so that they can continue to serve our communities and society.
Social Enterprise Academy is working in 5 continents across the globe with in-country teams that give us a rich perspective on what social enterprise can do as we forge ahead trying to respond to this global pandemic. Our friends around the world offer us a unique perspective on covid-19.
Please join us if you would like to be in a space that allows you to tap into new ideas, innovation and global responses.
SEA Pakistan: An inclusive response to COVID-19
12 May 2020
Facilitator: Faraz Khan | CEO of Seed Ventures
Guest Speaker: Azima Dhanjee | CEO of ConnectHear
With input from Impact Link Fellow, Azima Dhanjee of ConnectHear,, a social enterprise that supports people with hearing impairments, this session will examine how social enterprises on the front line can fill vital gaps in societal provision.
Break-out room discussions around community response and leadership will offer an opportunity to discuss methods and tools of inclusivity.
SEA Zambia: Tech innovation and leading through uncertainty
21 May 2020
Facilitator: Likumbi Kapihya | Hub Manager at SEA Zambia
Guest Speaker: Lukonga Lindunda, Co-Founder of BongoHive
With online communication now more important than ever, this is a key moment for social entrepreneurs to look towards innovation in technology and how we leverage that to stay connected.
With insight from BongoHive, Zambia’s first Innovation and Technology Hub, this session will offer a space for discussion about we can support organisations during this time and how the social enterprise sector can use tech to its advantage.
SEA Australia: Tech innovation and leading through uncertainty
28 May 2020
Facilitator: Peter Sacco | ProgrammeManager at SEA Australia
Guest Speaker: Matt Pfahlert | CEO of the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE)
While COVID-19 has forced us to change the way we work, the challenges and opportunities innate to rural communities persist. Resilient leadership and creative entrepreneurship are vital.
This session will facilitate discussion on how we can utilise and share Academy methodology to support rural communities and the entrepreneurs within them.