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Annual Africa Conference on Social Entrepreneurship(AACOSE)

The goal of the Creating Pan-African Conference was to bring together a diverse network of partners, to showcase innovative systems change and social innovation, learn from social innovators, and foster collaboration for social transformation of the African continent. Specifically, the conference sought to foster and Co-create solutions for a collaborative ecosystem; showcase transformative social innovation, share learning from social innovators and other players, and finally promote social innovation and transformation across different sectors.

The AACOSE 6 conference brought together a range of speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Mary Mwiti, CEO of the Council of Governors, was the keynote speaker, and Br Jonas Yawovi Dzinekou, the Director of the Institute for Social Transformation, Vincent Otieno Odhiambo, the Regional Director of Ashoka East Africa, and Fr. Dr. Leo Mwenda, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, were among the other speakers.

Irene Mutumba, Founder and Executive Director of The Private Education Development Network (PEDN) in Uganda, and an Ashoka Fellow, shared her insights and experiences in social entrepreneurship. Julius Ouma, the CEO of Faulu Microfinance Bank, and Ms. also spoke at the conference, sharing their perspectives on the role of social innovation in driving systems change.

Throughout the conference, participants engaged in lively discussions and workshops, exploring a range of topics related to social innovation and entrepreneurship. The event provided a valuable opportunity for changemakers from across Africa and beyond to connect, share their experiences, and collaborate on new approaches to creating positive social impact.

During the session, Prof. Jacinta Adhiambo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Tangaza, delivered remarks on the importance of social entrepreneurship in Africa. 

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