march, 2020

tue17mar(mar 17)09:30wed18(mar 18)17:30CancelledSocial Entrepreneurship: Angola, Mozambique and EuropeThe UDI-Africa Final ConferenceCorona09:30 - 17:30 (18) CET Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event Details

For the first time in Angola and Mozambique, 4 universities establish and operate social entrepreneurship hubs at their premises. The hubs provide young academics with the necessary training, financial support, IT equipment and network to design and realise projects which provide solutions to pressing social issues in their regions.

With the support of UDI-Africa, around 40 social entrepreneurship projects are currently in the pipeline, while the hubs are preparing to be officially integrated in the universities’ services.

Before the official end of the project, we invite the UDI-A partners from Africa & Europe and all the actors involved in the social entrepreneurship hubs to discuss:

  • What is the role of universities in supporting social entrepreneurship?
  • Methodologies and tools for financing, sustaining, and achieving long term impact of social entrepreneurship activities and projects
  • Frameworks for collaboration in the field, between Africa and Europe

Target groups:

Stakeholders interested in gaining a better understanding of social entrepreneurship activities implemented by African universities and discussing opportunities for collaboration at policy, university and local projects level.

University actors, young academics and entrepreneurs interested in learning about tools and methodologies for designing, financing, implementing and evaluating a social entrepreneurship project.

The event is open to all EFMD members and interested stakeholders. Registration is required.

Registration

Register here

Programme

Tuesday 17 March

09:30 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Helke Carvalho Hernandes, Vice-President, EFMD & EFMD Global Network, Belgium
  • João Amaro de Matos, Vice Rector, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

10:30 – 10:45

Introduction to the UDI-Africa project

  • Patricia Salgueiro, UDI-Africa Project Manager , NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

10:45 – 11:00

Outline of the Day’s Programme & Learning Outcomes

  • Christophe Terrasse, Director International Projects, EFMD, Belgium

11:00 – 11:30

What is the role of universities in supporting social entrepreneurship?
Why do universities support (or should support) social entrepreneurship? How or why is this related with their mission and traditional activities of teaching and research?

  • Nikolay Dentchev, Chairholder VUB Social Entrepreneurship, Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium

11:30 – 11:45

Discussion
Remarks and input from the African universities

  • João Amaro de Matos, Vice Rector, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal (moderator)
  • Fleiras Rivelino De Gove, Vice Rector, Agostinho Neto University, Angola
  • Amália Alexandre Uamusse, Vice Rector, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

11:45 – 12:15

University activities beyond research and teaching
How can a university combine its traditional activities with projects that extend to and impact a community? The case of the Institute for the Future KU Leuven.

  • Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Co-founder Institute for the Future, KU Leuven, Belgium

12:15 – 12:30

Discussion
Remarks and input from the African universities

  • João Amaro de Matos, Vice Rector, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal (moderator)
  • Francisco Pedro dos Santos Noa, Rector Lúrio University, Mozambique
  • Albano Ferreira, Rector, Katyavala Bwila University, Angola

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 13:45

Introduction to the Sustainability session

  • Christophe Terrasse, Director International Projects, EFMD, Belgium

13:45 – 14:30

Best practices and real-life examples for sustainability
Once funding has ended, how can a project sustain its results until creating and witnessing long term impact? How do other projects deal/dealt with sustainability issues? Case study 1

  • TBD

Discussion and Q&A

14:30 – 15:15

Best practices and real-life examples for sustainability
Once funding has ended, how can a project sustain its results until creating and witnessing long term impact? How do other projects deal/dealt with sustainability issues? Case study 2

  • TBD

Discussion and Q&A

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:00

Introduction to the Microfinances session

  • Christophe Terrasse, Director International Projects, EFMD, Belgium

16:00 – 16:45

Beyond international funding and donors: Financing for social entrepreneurs
The concept & mechanism of “microfinance”. The way microfinance institutions operate and their differences from a bank. What are the global financing needs for small and medium sized enterprises and why it is so difficult to fill that gap?

  • Jean-Marc Debricon, General Manager, Alterfin, Belgium

Discussion and Q&A

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks & participants’ departure

Wednesday 18 March

09:30 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 10:15

Outline of the Day’s Programme & Learning Outcomes

  • Christophe Terrasse, Director International Projects, EFMD, Belgium

10:15 – 10:45

Agostinho Neto University : Center of Academic Development & Innovation
Introduction to the University Center and 2 social entrepreneurship projects designed by university students. Video presention of the projects, discussion and Q&A.

  • Sabino Ferreira do Nascimento, Director of the UAN Center (CADI), Angola
  • Raquel Claúdia António, Student, Agostinho Neto University, Angola
  • António Gilberto Bastos Alberto, Student, Agostinho Neto University, Angola

10:45 –11:15

Eduardo Mondlane University : Center of Academic Development & Innovation
Introduction to the University Center and 2 social entrepreneurship projects designed by university students. Video presention of the projects, discussion and Q&A.

  • Xavier Justino Muianga, Director of the UEM Center (CAD), Mozambique
  • Zeca Filipe Nhampossa, Student, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  • Paulo Milton João Vilanculos, Student, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

11:15 – 11:45

Katyavala Bwila University: Center of Academic Development & Innovation
Introduction to the University Center and 2 social entrepreneurship projects designed by university students. Video presention of the projects, discussion and Q&A.

  • Lóide Chivinda, Director of the UKB Center (CIDIU), Angola
  • António Guilson Kaputo, Student, Katyavala Bwila University, Angola
  • Bernardo Paulino Ferreira Lionjanga, Student, Katyavala Bwila University, Angola

11:45 – 12:15

Lúrio University: Center of Academic Development & Innovation
Introduction to the University Center and 2 social entrepreneurship projects designed by university students. Video presention of the projects, discussion and Q&A.

  • Anifa Alberto Assane, Director of the UL Center (CADI), Mozambique
  • Silale Saide, Student, Lúrio University, Mozambique
  • Eunice Moreira, Student, Lúrio University, Mozambique

12:15 – 12:45

Coffee break

12:45 – 13:30

UDI-Africa Impact Assessment – Interactive Exercise

  • EFMD International Projects, Belgium

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 17:30

Project Technical Meeting & External Evaluators’ Workshop
Open only to the UDI-Africa project partners

Practical information

Host

Location

Brussels, Belgium

Time

17 (Tuesday) 09:30 - 18 (Wednesday) 17:30 CET

Address

EFMD

Rue Gachard 88, 1050 Brussels, Belgium