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Webinar: State of Social Enterprise in South Asia

The British Council will present findings from their study on the social enterprise sectors in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. The webinar will discuss information about the number and growth of social enterprises as well as their operations and turnover. The findings also includes data about the impact they deliver, the beneficiaries they serve, and the challenges they face. Representatives from the three countries will also join the webinar to respond to the findings.

When: 30th November 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST
Contact: Devyani Singh
(+91) 984 459 9001

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Webinar: State of Social Enterprises in South Asia 

Date: Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 



The British Council, an ANDE member, will present results of their research study on the State of Social Enterprise in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

The findings are fascinating and include information about the number and growth of social enterprises, their operations and turnover, the impact they deliver, the beneficiaries they serve, and the challenges they face.

The discussion seeks to raise awareness of the role that social enterprises are playing in these countries and help policy makers, social investors, development agencies, and other key actors provide more targeted and enhanced support to the social enterprise sector.

The complete report is available here


Nick Temple, Deputy Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK

Nick Temple is the Deputy CEO of Social Enterprise UK, the national membership body for social enterprise in the UK. Amongst other activity, he leads on all SEUK's research activity, including the biennial State of Social Enterprise, helping build a rigorous and comprehensive evidence base for the sector. Nick has also been heavily involved in SEUK's international work and its' market-building programmes: Buy Social, Social Value and Social Enterprise Places.

Minhaz Anwar, Founder, Betterstories - Bangladesh

Minhaz, Founder/Chief Storyteller of BetterStories Asia, is an active innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder in Asia. Besides leading the State of Social Enterprise in Bangladesh Study for the British Council and Inclusive Business Mapping Survey for Asian Development Bank Minhaz has delivered several platforms, challenges and competitions like the Seedstars Dhaka, MakeAThon Bangladesh and Bangladesh StartUp Cup. Minhaz is currently Head of GP Accelerator in Dhaka, Bangladesh Country Representative for Spring Accelerator, an Adviser to the World StartUp Cup (headquartered in USA), Global Ambassador with the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) USA, a Director with the Founder Institute in Dhaka and Founding Advisor to Future Strategy Group. He is the recipient of the Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young Persons (JCI TOYP) Award in 2015 for his outstanding contribution on entrepreneurship.

Juhi Natu, Associate Manager Research, Ennovent - India

Juhi Natu leads the research work at Ennovent and has seven years of experience in micro-finance and livelihoods. Her key expertise includes project management, research, institutional assessment, training and capacity building, and policy & advocacy. Prior to Ennovent, she was working on policy and advocacy in microfinance sector with ACCESS Development Services, Trust Microfin Network where she provided capacity building support to NGO-MFIs and set up the monitoring and evaluation vertical at the regional level. She holds a Masters degree in Business Economics (with a specialization Finance).

Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed, Founder and Co-Director, Social Innovation Lab - Pakistan

Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed is the Founder and Co-Director of the Social Innovation Lab,which hosts Pakistan's only social enterprise incubator called ‘The Hatchery’. The SIL functions as a hub for Social Innovation in Pakistan and beyond, with a Community Engagement wing that combines sustainable development with concepts such as human centered design and appropriate technology. Maryam is also a founding partner at 'Daftarkhwan', a unique co-working and community space in the heart of Lahore that brings together innovators and change makers under the same roof. Maryam holds B.A & LL.B. degrees from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and an LL.M. degree with a specialisation in International Law from the University of California, Berkeley.


Tristan Ace, Global Partnerships and Development Lead, Social Enterprise, The British Council

Tristan is a Development Professional with over 12 year’s experience working in more than 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Tristan has managed a variety of programmes and projects for the British Council, as well as donors including the EU and the World Bank.

Tristan is passionate about the role that social enterprises can play in building fair, inclusive and just societies and has a particular interest in the role that social enterprise can play in strengthening civil society. He is currently based in Hong Kong where he leads the British Council’s efforts across Asia to support the development of social enterprise and social investment. Prior to this, Tristan was based in Beijing and before that he spent four years in Myanmar, where he launched one of the first social enterprise programmes after the democratic transition.

Tristan regularly speaks at forums and conferences on themes relating to social enterprise, social investment and social innovation in Asia and the UK.



Please contact Devyani Singh for more details about the webinar.