Eighteen global and local community leaders have arrived at Coady Institute for a brand new offering, Social Enterprise for Inclusive Local Economies.

For development leaders and change makers who are grappling with questions of how to balance a social mission with the issue of sustainability, this newly crafted program includes an assessment of the emergence and history of the social entrepreneurship movement, the for-profit not-for-profit divide, the need for varied capital at different stages, and aspects of institutional and personal leadership.

True to Coady’s commitment toward advancing women in leadership positions, 78% of the cohort is comprised of women leaders; and as we become increasingly aware that ‘local is everywhere’, this cohort includes participants from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Zimbabwe, plus five Canadian participants – developing a borderless network of shared learning and experience.

More: An interview with program co-facilitator, Yogesh Ghore (senior program staff).