Africa Social Enterprise Forum 2009

September 26, 2009
730AM - 330PM
Desmond Tutu Center, NYC


The Africa Social Enterprise Forum gathers the world's preeminent thought leaders and innovators in the African development space to inspire, engage and enrage these social change-makers to action.  

This is not a talking shop.  A direct response to the question,
Are the Only Innovations in Social Entrepreneurship Anglo-Saxon?, the Africa Social Enterprise Forum highlights the best world class solutions to African problems.  We challenge social innovators in the space to consider solutions from local stakeholders on the ground, to question the dearth of sustainable African models in popular literature and media and as Pliny the Elder reminds us, to expect always from Africa, something new.

The Africa Social Enterprise Forum will gather at least US$4 Billion social investment capital, over 200 delegates and senior executives from leading social entrepreneurship organizations such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Endeavor, Vision Spring and Social Private Equity South Africa.  Our morning keynote will be delivered by Craig Newmark, the Founder and creative force behind what the LA Times describes as a social phenomenon-Craigslist.  Craiglist's approach to using the internet as a tool for social change and direct democracy has many applications for Africa, where mobile technology and increasingly online media, are revolutionizing economic development and political discourse.
Pop!Tech Curator and Z + Partners Founder Andrew Zolli will deliver the afternoon keynote.  Under Andrew's leadership, Pop!Tech has been at the helm of innovative technological applications.  In South Africa, Pop!Tech launched Project Masiluleke, which delivers HIV/AIDS education through SMS Text.

REGISTER IN PERSON Saturday September 26, 2009. Online Registration Closed Friday 25, 2009.
Not in NYC? Tune into ASEF Here


The Africa Social Enterprise Forum is proud to partner with the following organizations, which have sponsored ASEF through generous investment in, and in-kind sponsorship for our collective conversation about business innovation for African development.  We look forward to strengthening relationships with our partners and thank them for their support.
All pictures throughout the website generously provided by MediaClubSouthAfrica