Social Enterprise Ghana, the network of entrepreneurs and social hubs in Ghana, says it is committed to establishing strategic business partnerships between Ghanaian social enterprises and the French business community.
Engaging over 60 French companies in a “masterclass” at the Nouvelle Afrique France Summit, Social Enterprise Ghana Executive Director Edwin Zu-Cudjoe said the focus on France was appropriate.
“It is very imperative for institutions like us to have close partnerships with our French counterparts. Although synergies between French-speaking and English-speaking countries are weak, we hope that a close relationship between social enterprise and French entities will be essential to meet the challenges and maximize opportunities in the field of social enterprise ”, he declared.
He called on the French Development Agency and its sister organizations – Proparco, BPI and Business France to create the Ghana Social Enterprise Fund to provide long-term patient capital to social entrepreneurs, women and young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in situation. handicap to procure equipment and infrastructure.
The Executive Director of Social Enterprise Ghana, Edwin Zu-Cudjoe, also called on the Ambassador of France to Ghana, Anne Sophie Avé, to develop specific programs for young women entrepreneurs who create jobs and services especially for communities. vulnerable.
The event saw other entrepreneurs and investors like Food for All Africa, Leti Arts, Kaeme, Sekbi Bogolan, Innohub, Oasis Capital, etc.
Social Enterprise Ghana (SE Ghana) is the national network of high impact social entrepreneurs in Ghana. SE Ghana currently has 720 member social enterprises operating in various sectors of climate smart agribusiness, circular economy, health services, inclusive financial services, TVET and education.
SE Ghana advocates pro-business policies for social enterprises and supports members with training, research, access to skills, market access, access to technology and access to finance. SE Ghana aims to increase funding for social enterprises by catalyzing $ 1 billion for social enterprises in Ghana by 2030.