Analysis: How COVID-19 Is Shifting Focus to Social Enterprise in Africa
By Faustine Ngila
Social entrepreneurship has increasingly become a critical model to tackle the most pressing socio-economic challenges affecting Africa as businesses gradually learn to build resilience against crises such as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the virus keeps ravaging livelihoods, African social entrepreneurs are refocusing strategies and services to reach vulnerable populations most affected by the crisis.
Ashoka, an association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs is setting the pace in the new plan. It is banking on the ‘Changemakers United Africa’ initiative, a collective effort geared towards supporting African social entrepreneurs at the forefront of developing solutions that address hurdles occasioned by the pandemic on the continent.
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