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Social entrepreneurs honoured in Abuja

08 May 2014, 21:04

Abuja- A number of entrepreneurs have been named Africa Social Entrepreneurs of the Year at the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place in Abuja.

Philipp Rösler, Managing Director of World Economic Forum conferred the awards.

They accolades are the brainchild of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

“Social entrepreneurs are an integral community of the World Economic Forum and an increasingly sought-after one,” said David Aikman, Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

“A growing number of corporations see income inequality and environmental problems like climate change as fundamental threats to their long-term growth.

Many governments are starting to rethink the way they deliver goods and services that improve social outcomes.
 I am confident this trend will only continue to grow in the future, and the Forum is proud to be at the forefront of catalysing partnerships among these stakeholder groups for social and environmental change.”

Patrick Awuah (Ashesi University, Ghana), Ashifi Gogo (Sproxil, Ghana, Nigeria and India),  Martin Kariongi Ole Sanago, (Institute for Orkonerei Pastoralists Advancement (IOPA) Tanzania), Jay Kimmelman and Shannon May (Bridge International Academies, Kenya), Gbenga Sesan (Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, Nigeria) and Allen Wilcox (Village Reach, Mozambique) were awarded.

–    CAJ News

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