CEI Set to Host Landmark Social Enterprise Forum in Kenya

Donika Dimovska

The Center for Education Innovations (CEI) Social Enterprise Forum will bring together leading education implementers, researchers, policymakers, funders, and impact investors from across East Africa.

Forum Overview

What: CEI Education Social Enterprise Forum

When: Friday, 21 November 2014

Where:  Nairobi, Kenya

Who: Hosted by CEI's East Africa Hub, GEMS Education Solutions, the event will bring together a cross-section of influential and innovative education implementers from across the region. Leading researchers, policymakers, funders, and impact investors are also expected to participate.

Forum Objectives

Forum participants will explore:

  • How best to continue building a pipeline of innovative education social enterprises
  • How to scale existing models
  • How to ensure that social enterprises are targeting and supporting national education priorities
  • How best different stakeholders can work together within the education ecosystem

​Under CEI's 'Identify, Analyze, Connect' framework, the Forum will:

IDENTIFY education social enterprises operating in East Africa and demonstrate their potential for impact in addressing key issues transforming education in the region.

ANALYZE important and contested issues – such as the role of the non-state sector in education and its ability to deliver quality, equitable services; public-private engagement and opportunities for collaboration to achieve common objectives; issues of ‘getting to scale’ for promising models and ways of supporting them through favorable policies and financing mechanisms.

CONNECT social impact investors, edupreneurs, educationalists, policymakers and donors to build understanding and collaboration in the public-private space and discuss concrete opportunities to harness social innovation in the education sector.

What Else?

Participation in this event is by invitation only. Still, make sure you read the CEI blog and follow CEI on Twitter, to get the latest news and updates.

For more information, contact CEI Communications Officer, Wambui Munge at wmunge@r4d.org

Image above courtesy of eLimu, one of several implementing organizations participating in the CEI Forum

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