A systemic approach

We will work with social enterprise practitioners, intermediaries and policy influencers to share knowledge and perspectives from across the social enterprise sector in order to support a more coherent and systemic response.

a collaborative approach

Collaboration is the principle that underpins all of our work. We will partner and collaborate with a range of actors in order to maximise our collective impact and build links between counterparts in East Africa and Europe.


We aim to connect our initiatives to existing agendas and priorities. As social enterprise responds to different local contexts, we will ensure that the sector is viewed and connects to a wider national reform agenda, development strategy or the Sustainable Development Goals.

evidence based

Through the implementation of the pilot project to develop and demonstrate field-tested methodologies, we will strive to promote and strengthen an evidence-based social enterprise approach. To that end, we will invest significant efforts to building a robust database.