SEWF 2019

Week overview

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Education symposium

The 2019 education and academic symposium creates a space for a cross section of experts inclusive of academics and expert practitioners working in the field of social enterprise and education. The symposium is designed to create opportunities to learn and share innovative experiences framed around the role social enterprise is playing and how practitioners and academics can collaborate for greater social impact. The ticket price for this event is GBP 25.

Youth Week

The youth week is offering an opportunity for 100 young individuals from around the globe to attend a week-long programme. The objectives are to increase youth participation in social enterprise, amplify youth voice (unemployment, education, political participation), initiate youth networks, create opportunity for investment and call for action. There will be a youth led and youth focused three days programme that will take part prior to the main forum and all participants will take part in the main forum taking place on 23 – 25 Oct 2019.

Urban Study Tours

We are working in partnership with Social Enterprise Ethiopia to organize a series of social enterprise study tours, which SEWF delegates can register to attend prior to the main SEWF on 23-25 October. The tours will take place on 21 & 22 October. The tour will give delegates a chance to see how the local community translates the concept of Social Enterprise and tour around the city.

Rural Study Tours

We are working in partnership with Social Enterprise Ethiopia to organize a series of social enterprise study tours, which SEWF delegates can register to attend post to the main SEWF on 23-25 October. The tours will take place on 26 – 28 October. The tour will give delegates a fresh perspective to a local tradition that is intertwined with the community and enjoy the long history, culture and topography of the country.

Delegates can choose from two locations, the Northern and Southern part of Ethiopia. The Lalibela-northern part is rich with history and topography whereas Arba Minch- southern part is known for its natural resources and it’s the richest region in terms of having ethnic diversity. On both locations, we will visit social enterprises impacting their communities and changing lives.

Exhibition

SEWF 2019 will be held in Addis Ababa United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
The conference is expecting to host nearly 1,200 delegates from all around the globe. The forum will have 50 exhibition slots, including sponsors throughout the event on 23-25 October. While the exhibition is open to all, prominence will be given to social enterprises selling products. The exhibition will serve as a platform to showcase social enterprise products and promote networking.

African Themed Welcome Reception at the British Council, Addis Ababa: 23 October (6.30 -9.30PM)

Following the opening ceremony for SEWF 2019, we will be hosting an African themed welcome reception on the evening of 23 October 2019. Addis Ababa is the seat of the African Union and so we thought it fitting to celebrate this by giving the welcome reception an African theme. Therefore, why not book your ticket for the welcome reception on the evening of 23 October to network with fellow SEWF 2019 delegates. The reception will include African food and music, with a special SEWF pitch programme. At only £20 a ticket, this offers delegates the perfect opportunity to meet friends, old and new in a friendly, relaxed environment. Your ticket includes social enterprise entertainment, a buffet, and a free drink. We are delighted to announce that the food will be supplied by an excellent local social enterprise.

The welcome reception will be held at the British Council. Free transport from recommended hotels will be arranged. The British Council is located at Comoros Street, right next to the British Embassy.

Only delegates registered to attend SEWF 2019 can add the Welcome Reception at the British Council to their booking for £20.

Ethiopian Cultural Evening at Addis Ababa Museum, Addis Ababa: 24 October (7-11PM)

The Ethiopian Cultural evening will be held at Addis Ababa Museum, behind Meskel Square. Free transport from recommended hotels will be arranged. Addis Ababa Museum is ten minutes away from the SEWF venue and located directly in front of Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Don’t miss out on a fun-filled evening. Only delegates registered to attend SEWF 2019 can add the SEWF Ethiopian Cultural Evening at Addis Ababa Museum to their booking for £40.