The 6th edition of AACOSE seeks to build further the generative conversations that will lead to necessary shifts needed to create an enabling environment, build a collaborative ecosystem and sustain the change maker movement momentum for developed, just, peaceful and thriving Africa.


Theme: Systems Change: Transformative Social Innovations

AACOSE VI aims to build a collaborative and healthy ecosystem for the African continent’s long-term growth. The conference will address both the solutions that create an enabling ecosystem and the barriers that stand in the way. The discussions are organized around the five pillars of the ecosystem building: Finance, Legal Framework, Support System, Human Capital, and Market.


Networking through Partnerships

The Annual Africa Conference on Social Entrepreneurship (AACOSE), a collaboration of Tangaza University College and Ashoka, is a Pan-African gathering aimed at fostering transformational interactions among key actors in the Changemaker movement, bringing together leaders in the social entrepreneurship-social innovation-social impact axis, as well as key enablers from diverse ecosystems.

AACOSE 6th Edition Methodology

AACOSE is an intersection between various ecosystem players. The conference blends practical experiences from practitioners and theoretical analysis from academia. It fosters engagement between social entrepreneurs, funders, academics, and policymakers. The conference will showcase social innovations that are transforming the face of the continent.

Five Plenary Sessions

High-level panel discussions focusing on emerging issues, building new ideas and sharing lived experiences based on symposium themes.

Six Breakout Sessions

Interactive break-out sessions where panellists will engage with participants in discussing evidence from the grassroots based on the sub-themes.

Exhibition Booths

In order to influence society, innovations must be identified, recognized and showcased. This will be a space to market and spread leading innovations.

Location: Tangaza University College

Dates: May 10, 2023 - May 11, 2023