Adenew Mesfin On The Growing Social Enterprise Movement In Ethiopia

What we’re offering is not just the Social Enterprise World Forum, not just the forum itself. What we’re offering is a unique experience. It’s the first time that the forum is coming to a developing economy, and then the forum itself, the usual networking, learning, bunch of opportunities are there, but in a different context. Ethiopia has a unique history and so there are so many things in terms of the social enterprise sector to see within the Ethiopian context, which has gone back a long time. Our strapline for this year’s forum is local traditions, fresh perspectives. The reason we use the word traditions is because Ethiopia has a long history of social enterprise engagement, not under the label of social enterprise, but social enterprise is about living and supporting the community, living that way.

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