Social Entrepreneurship

July 24, 2012

While G20 nations have made numerous development commitments primarily via global agencies such as the UN, a gap still remains between the development assistance provided and the assistance required to bring social change in the world’s impoverished regions. As a result, private enterprise, private-public partnership and social entrepreneurship have emerged as important mechanisms for delivering much needed development aid, while creating lasting opportunities. What can be learnt from these initiatives in order help create more effective development schemes? How can more resources be directed towards development and entrepreneurship?  Speakers:  Riz Khan, Al Jazeera, Jack Hidary, Jack Hidary Foundation, Monique Villa, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Nancy Pfund, DBL Investors, Kate Johnson, Right to Play, Kevin Jenkins, World Vision Foundation, Martin Varsavsky, FON Wireless