For six Ethiopian participants, it also meant space for serious discussions about supporting their fledgling sector back home. Shortly afterwards, Social Enterprise Ethiopia (SEE), a new national body, was born.
Previous efforts to form a network of social entrepreneurs had stagnated, but SEE’s new president, social entrepreneur Kibret Abebe (pictured above speaking at the Boatcamp), says the level of commitment is different this time.
“We understand now that we need to legalise our organisation,” he tells Pioneers Post. “Without this, we can’t push the agenda.”