This module introduces the learner to the notion, philosophy and function of the social entrepreneurship and innovation. In the section 1.1 is a brief history of the idea behind social entrepreneurship and the first practices. There are also presented the classification of social enterprises, the operational models and the different levels of structures. Section 1.2 identifies the profile of social entrepreneur by developing several case studies. Finally,in the section 1.3 there is an extended analysis of social innovation design. After the identification of the social problems, there is an asset mapping for social enterprises and then an analysis on how to create social value and scale up social impact.
Upon completion of this Module, trainees should:
- Be aware of the social enterprise notion, the profile of a social entrepreneur and the basic models and structures of social enterprises.
- Understand social problems and develop ideas and solutions
- Identify community assets
Know how to create social value and scale up impact of a social enterprise