The East Africa region has been favorable to social enterprises, trends seen in the progressive growing numbers of social driven ventures at community based levels and even further, absorption into government interventions. The growing numbers of entrepreneurs creating social sustainable innovations, is also one worth reckoning. However, these social enterprises often dwindle amidst shortcomings such as poor management. Strathmore Business School through Impact Business Leaders Program addresses these growing concerns in a bid to orient business professionals to the social enterprise market development world.
The Program was launched on the 5th of August, with commencement of studies expected to kick off on 4th of December. The program seeks to develop a cadre of East African leaders who will lead social enterprises to scale their impact and ultimately contribute to the development of East Africa. The program will offer a practitioner-led workshop, personalized career guidance, and career advancing job opportunities with social enterprises and impact investors in East Africa.
The program will train 25 East African participants with 5-15 years’ experience in social entrepreneurship, giving them a pragmatic outlook on building and sustaining innovative businesses and working with investors. Professionals interested in applying for the IBL@Strathmore Program can apply at www.impactbusinessleaders.com.
In addition to partnering with Strathmore Business School, IBL works with other premier universities around the world, including Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University, Saïd School of Business, Batten Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, and The Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.