Social Enterprise Policy Dialogue
The British Council, Ghana and the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) are co-hosting a high level policy dialogue on the theme ‘situating Social Enterprise in the National Development Planning process’ where they will launch the Social Enterprise Landscape in Ghana Report. The dialogue, which is expected to bring together major players in government, private sector, development partners, civil society and young people, will be held on Monday 23rd March 2015, 9am at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel – Adae Kese Hall.
The British Council and the NDPC are driving the concept of social enterprise and national development. Although the concept of Social Enterprise is not explicitly defined, one school of thought describes it as a business in which one (an individual or a group of individuals) solves (a) social problem(s) and at the same time creates a social good.
As part of the policy dialogue there will be a high level international panel discussion on " Social Enterprise: Alternative solutions to youth employment and social protection" by key invited panelists who will speak on various topics as follows:
- The Minister of Employment – Hon Haruna Iddrisu: What is the Government’s current investment in enterprise and entrepreneurial development for youth employment?
- The Head of EU Delegation - Ambassador William Hanna: What is the EU and donor agencies strategy for youth employment and social protection?
- Soronko Solutions - Regina Agyare: What does it mean to be a social enterprise in Ghana?
- Social Enterprise UK – Claire Dove, OBE: Evolution of UK social enterprise landscape. Focusing on policy, contribution of youth employment and GDP
- University of Ghana – Prof Joshua Yindenaba Abor: Has higher education got a role to play providing alternative employment for young people? Reflect on University of Ghana’s strategy