Building capacity and capability

Building capacity and capability

SEWF works with policy makers, strategic partners, and sector leaders to build capacity and capability for social enterprise to flourish. We assist with ecosystem building, policy development, global mapping, and sector advocacy. Learn about our policy agenda and our other capacity building activities. These activities help realise our vision for a global impact economy. 

Our policy agenda

When SEWF was first established, policy was often viewed as a barrier to success; with more international attention and government interest, policy can now be the impetus for further action and a true catalyst for social change. Through our 2019 Policy Forum we have learned that the sector wants to focus on:

  • collecting better data and more effectively analysing that information,
  • building sector capacity and sustaining relationships beyond the sector, and
  • building a more cohesive advocacy agenda united by a common language.

In 2020, SEWF is particularly interested in advocating for the sector by raising awareness through market development, building structure through legal and regulatory means, and enabling finance for social enterprises. If you would like to help advocate for this policy agenda, please get in touch.

We can also help with local consultations. If you are interested in developing a social enterprise policy or strategy for your city, province, or country, please get in touch. We also offer event opportunities to convene social enterprise leaders, policy makers, and supporters to accelerate social enterprise growth.

Other capacity building activities

We are also building capacity and capability through our focus on youth engagement; consolidation of social enterprise policies, strategies, and mapping studies as useful resources to affect change; and through our research on the state of social enterprise globally. Here are some ways you can get involved and benefit from the SEWF network and expertise: