Social enterprises: A relevant tool to reduce inequalities in the Sahel?

Sharing experiences and testimonials of implemeting partners, artisans and farmers from Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana

Artisans and farmers will share their views via video about how social enterprises have bridged the inequality gap in various areas such as gender, skills, education, health and safety, and financial inclusion. Representatives from the EU, the International Trade Centre, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the British Council will discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by this innovative approach. The goals are to promote, encourage, and make social change happen, while addressing gender, skills acquisition, health and safety at work, financial inclusion and all of the relevant factors linked to the decent jobs agenda. Participants will also address the spirit of inclusiveness of the social enterprises and will analyse how to ensure their market access at a larger scale.

Organised by


Dorota Panczyk-Piqueray
Economist/ Head of Sector of Gulf of Guinea, West Africa
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Didier Versé
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Paula Woodman
Head of Social Enterprise
British Council
Simone Cipriani
Chief Technical Adviser, Ethical Fashion Initiative
International Trade Centre
Jean Muthamia-Mwenda
Global Youth Coordinator
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation