Sharing Global Learning

An online learning series sharing insights from 5 continents on how social enterprises around the world are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.




Starting May 2020






Jess Kemp



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Sharing Global Learning Series

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.




Tuesday 12th May, 9.30am – 10.45am (UK time)

SEA China: Community Resilience and Cross-sector Crisis Response

Through using China as a case study, we will illustrate the crisis response efforts and what impact these had. Guest speaker Professor Braven Zhang will share the example of The Ginkgo Foundation, based in Wuhan, to demonstrate how relief efforts were conducted. The session will then draw upon the VUCA world leadership model and will offer participants a space to reflect upon crisis management and cross-sector cooperation. We hope that by sharing learning from the Chinese context, we will enable participants to think both locally and globally about how to collectively respond to the pandemic.

Thursday 21st May, 9.30am- 11am (UK time)

SEA Zambia: Tech Innovation

With online communication now more important than ever, this is a key moment for social entrepreneurs to look towards tech innovation. With insight from BongoHive, Zambia’s first Innovation and Technology Hub, this session will offer a space for discussion about how we can support Start Ups during this time and how the SocEnt sector can use tech to its advantage.


Quarantine Coffees

When we find ourselves faced with a global lockdown, and ‘social distancing’ is the norm, how can we collectively make an effort to look after one another from afar? We’d like to introduce ‘Quarantine Coffees’ – a simple initiative helping to connect across continents, to allow us to check in with one another and share whatever is on our minds.

The idea is really simple – opt in to the initiative and you’ll be entered into the group and we will randomly pair you with someone from our global network. Once you know who your Quarantine Coffee buddy is, you can reach out and arrange an online connect session (via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp etc.). Take the time to step off the treadmill for an hour, grab a coffee and connect. Maintaining positive mental health is vital in this crisis, so we hope that this human contact will help overcome some challenging mental barriers.

If you would like to ‘opt in’ to Quarantine Coffees, please let Kiera know so she can match you up!