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: