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Social enterprise in Africa

Scotland helping young entrepreneurs.

Scottish expertise will help a generation of entrepreneurs set up social enterprises in southern Africa, backed by funding from the Scottish Government.

Scotland’s Social Enterprise Academy has finalised a three-year partnership with Jubilee Enterprise in Malawi, with discussions taking place with local organisations in Rwanda and Zambia.

Social enterprises are businesses that trade for the common good and reinvest any profits to deliver on a social or environmental purpose.

International Development Minister Alasdair Allan yesterday said:

“Scotland has a long history of developing models of business for social good. Today, social enterprises continue to play a role in the economy and have a huge impact on communities all over the country.

“Through promoting social enterprise in southern Africa, Scotland will contribute to its role as a good global citizen, and extend its international impact.

“Social enterprises contribute to the global fight against poverty, which is why our collaboration with Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia is so important.”

Background

The Scottish Government has awarded three-year funding of more than £698,000 to Social Enterprise Academy to work in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia.

More information about the Scottish Government’s International Development Strategy.

 

Channel website: http://www.gov.scot/

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