Rwanda: Embrace Social Entrepreneurship

Kigali — Experts are optimistic that social entrepreneurship will steer ambitions to boost the economy to a middle income status.

They argue that by inventing new approaches to address challenges in education, public health, the environment, economic development, food security and human rights, the enterprises would propel Rwanda to middle income status.

Nassir Katuramu, the Venture Program Manager at Ashoka in East Africa note that social entrepreneurs have the capacity to identify opportunities to transform local and global systems, thus causing sustainable development needed for the country's growth.

"Ashoka believes that the most effective way to promote social change is to invest in and we have numerous initiatives designed to accelerate and spread the systems-changing ideas our Fellows have developed," he said adding "Already, more than half of our Fellows have changed national policy and 90% have seen independent institutions replicate their innovations around the globe."

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