Intensive course on Social entrepreneurship

Introduction

Social entrepreneurs are attaining attention nationally and globally motivated by the aspiration for change and to see the world as it could be, not as it is now. Participants in this course will be able to understand, share and transform the meaning of ‘Social Entrepreneurship’, how social entrepreneurs have developed innovative solutions to address social problems and many more. The intention of the course is to develop knowledge, appreciate of the role of social entrepreneurs which creates social change, widen and deepen participants understanding of the world around them, and to inspire to effectively and efficiently use their skills and knowledge in the entrepreneurial world.

OBJECTIVES

This intensive course on ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ is well designed to introduce the concept as well as engage participants and the professor in a joint learning experience of this emerging field. Through the course, participants will:

  1. To understand the concept of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises and how social entrepreneurs are transforming society to deliver social impact nationally, internally and globally.
  2. To develop an idea to apply social entrepreneurship skills in their future quests to address social problems.
  3. To develop innovative solutions for analysing and addressing social problems and empowering participants to see social entrepreneurship as a strength for social change.

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneur
  • Identifying Opportunity and Developing Business Model
  • Writing Business Plan and Attracting Investors
  • Developing Theory of Change – Impact as a Priority
  • Conceptualising aspects of Social Innovation
  • Developing Business Plans: Group Exercise
  • Collaborating with Targeted Community
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Social Impact
  • Communication Strategies for Social Enterprises
  • Replicating and Exit Strategies and Challenges
  • What Next? – Reflection and Shared Experiences?

TARGET GROUPS

The course targets university students,  researcher, entrepreneurs, working professionals and development practitioners associated with I/NGO’s, UN agencies and government officials willing to enhance their knowledge and skills on social entrepreneurship and development cooperation.

RESOURCE PERSON

Prof. Antonella Zucchella is a Pro-Rector of The University of Pavia, Italy and Senior Research Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. She is also a Visiting Professor of University of Strasbourg, France. She has authored many books including ‘International  Entrepreneurship’, and publications in various journals.

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Date, Venue and Time: 10th and 11th October, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Kathmandu, Nepal

COST: NPR 5,000 (Lunch and Certificate Included)

FURTHER INFORMATION: MICD, Nayabato, Lalitpur, Nepal. Phone:  +977-1-5544970, 9851152229 (Kabita), 9808290583 (Aravind), 9851100282 (Bishnu), Email: micd@cdnpavia.net