Social Enterprise: A New Model for Poverty Reduction and Employment Generation is a report that finds that traditional development initiatives in post-communist states often focus on bolstering the private sector or the state, while ignoring organisations that combine for-profit activities with social aims. The report suggests a number of ways to promote social enterprises in transition countries.
The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) is calling for proposals for its Small Grants Programme (SGP) to support small, community / rural based grassroots women's groups, which would otherwise not be able to access AWDF'S main funding programme. The SGP also supports emerging or emergency issues, i.e. community disasters, activities that require a rapid response, etc.
The French Institute of South Africa, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) are hosting a one-day conference entitled "The European Social Model: Which Benefits for South Africa and Africa".
Initiated through a French-German partnership the conference is aimed at fostering open debates on future perspectives of the European socio-economic development and its benefits for South Africa and Africa.
The three panels of the conference are