Social Enterprise World Forum, Addis Abeba
October, 22-25 – 2019
During Social Enterprise Open Camp was launched a contest which allowed two of the participants to win their attendance at Sewf2019 in Ethiopia.
Yu Po and Shirin Pastore had the responsability of sharing their Forum live experience with stories, news, blog and social media to all Open Camp community. Their participation was possible thanks to scholarships made available by Enel, Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia San Paolo, event partners and by another donation from OPES Foundation.
Moreover, thanks to Opes Foundation contribution, also other people could take part to the event as speakers: Riccarda Zezza (LBV Ma’am), Hamed Hamadi (Orient Experience), Marco Penazzi (Progetto Quid) and Elena Casolari (President of Opes-Lcef Foundation); Lorna Ruto (Ecopost) and Nikki Germany (Copia Global) from Kenya.
Birgit Weinz as workshop leader’s delegate, Patrizia Canova and Elisabet Nyquist (Opes-Lcef Foundation) was part of the delegation too.
A Journey Back to the Origin My SEWF 2019 Experience
Social Enterprise World Forum
Social Innovators Community
Social Innovators Community was born during Social Enterprise Open Camp in June 2019 – and in particular on a small beach on the Tyrrhenian Sea, in Salerno.
There, witnesses of the moon and stars and the lively waves of the Mediterranean Sea, some of the younger partecipants have build an international social network for helping social inclusion, professional integration and fight against gender discrimination.
With a particular attention to the areas that have less access to this cultural and entrepreneurial movement that makes social innovation the new “engine” of sustainable growth, above all, in terms of equity, emancipation and awareness.
Today, a short time after the Social Enterprise Open Camp, the Social innovators community has over 1000 members: innovative spirits, social lovers, people who have a new idea of citizenship, designers of solutions creative, established and emerging non-profit operators, technology enthusiasts, communicators but also great supporters of the circular economy and biodiversity, social workers and architects of urban regeneration, activists who care about the fate of their territories and who believe that working for making an impact is more motivating than producing exclusively for oneself.