Introduction to Social Enterprise

This one day programme will engage you in an introduction to the values and purpose of social enterprise, and help you to explore questions and issues around social enterprise.




Previous Programme


9am - 3pm


1 day

Social enterprises have emerged as a new type of development actor with the potential to help solve the service delivery gap in many countries. In Zambia, the social entrepreneurship movement is just beginning to gain traction with actors in primarily in the solar energy and health sectors.

Social entrepreneurship offers an alternative model to solving some of the most pressing problems in our communities and takes into account the real challenges of sustainability, donor-dependency and community participation in development.


By the end of this programme, you will have:

  • Gained a general overview of social enterprise
  • Defined the values and purpose of a social enterprise to better understand where it sits in relation to the corporate and voluntary sector
  • Identified some social aims of social enterprise organisations
  • Discussed real life examples of social enterprise both locally and globally to deepen your understanding of the nature of social enterprise


This programme is aimed at decision-makers in the non-profit sector who want to learn more about decreasing donor dependency and CSI practitioners interested in exploring more about sustainable models of impact. It is also a useful starting point for people wanting to develop a social enterprise in response to a perceived need in their communities. 


Learning Facilitators

Chembo Litana has spent the last five years supporting NGOs pursuing a path of sustainability through a social enterprise model. She holds a Masters’ in Business Administration and has won awards for her work developing models on organizational self-sustainability.

Michelle Chimuka is the founder and executive director of Sani Foundation, a social enterprise that provides education, training and employment services to young adults with intellectual disabilities. A chartered accountant by profession, Michelle has a passion to see social entrepreneurship grow in Zambia.