School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas. I covered a lot of ground, including an in-depth discussion about Indego Africa and my thoughts on social enterprise. I encourage you to grab a bag a popcorn, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy! And if you want to skip around, here's a handy table of contents:
- Indego Africa: IA model and mission (0:00); History of IA (3:44); Why Rwanda (9:49); Why women (10:55); Overview of market access program (11:55), including building a brand (12:10), operating like a business (13:00), and fair trade (17:06); Overview of training programs (17:47); Strategies for success (20:42); Social impact assessment (22:02); State of IA (29:05); Challenges (30:30).
- Social Enterprise: The fall of aid and the rise of social enterprise (33:30); Facilitating a more direct connection between producer and consumer (35:40); When trade can be aid (38:45); Doing business with rather than for (40:00); A different view of social enterprise (42:25).
- Conclusion. Two pieces of advice (45:30) and Audience questions (47:47)
PS - for you Social Enterprising subscribers, you can view the video HERE.