The SEWF is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. It is the main platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating partnerships for the social enterprise sector. This is a historic occasion as it is the first time the SEWF will be held in an emerging market economy.
The British Council is hosting the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 2019 in Addis Ababa on 23 – 25 October 2019. As the forum enters its second decade, hosting it in Ethiopia provides a unique opportunity to create a truly global social enterprise movement that can share experience, build networks and deliver solutions for a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.
A partnership between Philanthropy Australia, the English Family Foundation and Social Traders has been formed to develop the SEWF 2019 Bursary Fund. Just as for the 2017 bursary fund these partners are collaborating to realise the incredible opportunity presented by SEWF 2019.
This package will assist with airfares, accommodation and ticketing for the SEWF 2019 hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition to the core SEWF programme there is potential for a study tour to be organised incorporating visits to key social enterprises in and around Ethiopia (and potentially Kenya), the details of which will be finalised to meet the needs of the successful recipients. This may include pre or post SEWF 2019 symposiums on a co-contribution basis. Several roundtables will be held with philanthropy and the broader sector after the event to share the key learnings.
To ensure the Fund is distributed where it will most maximise impact, applicants will be required to meet the below criteria:
Importantly, all Bursary Fund recipients must agree to meet the below expectations:
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A working party has now been formed to work on a bid to bring the SEWF to Brisbane at a future date. This would provide Australia with an opportunity to showcase our incredible social enterprise sector to the world and will be a vital step towards igniting momentum in the sector and driving forward a national strategy.
Each bursary recipient will take on the role of Social Enterprise Ambassador for any future Australian SEWF bid. This role involves assisting the SEWF Bid Working Party to enter a successful bid by playing a key role in the pitch video, sharing their stories and aspirations of bringing SEWF to Australia and leveraging this in their conversations with key influencers whilst at the SEWF 2019.
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English Family Foundation
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