€999,967.73 or 75 per cent is from the European Union
€333,340.35 co-funding from the British Council
- 300 social enterprise leaders
- 60 social enterprises
- 20 advocacy-oriented civil society organisations civil society organisations
- 10 social enterprise intermediaries
- 250 key individuals engaged through policy dialogues
- 20,000 community members benefit from social enterprise education and development grants
ABOUT THE CSO-SEED PROJECT
Strengthening Civil Society Participation in Social Enterprise Education and Development or CSO-SEED aims to improve civil society participation in policy reforms to develop an environment conducive to decent work, job creation and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) development. The project will realise this goal by using social enterprise as a development pathway.
CSO–SEED’s focus location is in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or ARMM, along with other Bangsamoro areas in Mindanao. These are areas that have been affected by conflict and underdevelopment for over four decades.
Summary, findings and recommendations
Selahuddin Yu Hashim
The Moropreneur, Executive Director
| The Project
|1,024 people reached
||The chooSE workshop recorded 401 male participants and 626 female attendees between the ages 15 and 24.
||chooSE also reached out to schools in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Region 12.
20 regional and provincial offices
37 micro, small and medium enterprises
8 civil society organisations
The State of Social Enterprise in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is still unknown and yet the socio-political and economic conditions of the areas provide an opportunity for a nascent, growing space. Most social enterprises (SE) we’ve come to know, which require further study, are agri-based and are limited in having a social mission that are focused on increasing the income of their members. We are yet to know SEs that focuses on health, education, gender equality, and other issue-based social missions.
The State of Social Enterprise in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is still unknown and yet the socio-political and economic conditions of the areas provide an opportunity for a nascent, growing space. Most SEs we’ve come to know, which require further study, are agri-based and are limited in having a social mission that are focused on increasing the income of their members. We are yet to know SEs that focuses on health, education, gender equality, and other issue-based social missions.
The inclusion of Social Enterprise in the Bangsamoro Organic Law, however, provides a significant impetus to SE’s development in the upcoming Bangsamoro region.
Below are the suggested directions to help strengthen the development of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship in the region.
- Encourage the formation of strong and supportive provincial SE ecosystem through incubators and accelerator programmes that offer business consulting, legal advice, recommendations for co-working spaces, and networking opportunities with others in their industries.
- Establish capacitated SE advocates in each province, i.e., SE Division in Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial offices. This division shall lead in the lobbying of the integration of SE in the local development agenda.
- Develop strong relationship with the business sector to have continuous learning and appreciation of SE.
- Strengthen communications through the continued production of relevant research students, publications and other IEC (information, education, communication) materials that highlight the potential of social enterprises. Stories that inspire the public are also encouraged. Strengthen relationship with the academe and help establish SE or innovation centres to harness the potential of the youth as social entrepreneurs.
- Build relationship with strategic sectors such as the Sangguniang Kabataan, women organisations and civil society organisations (CSOs) to aid in the development of the SEs in the region.
About The Moropreneur, Inc.
The Moropreneur Inc (TMi) is a non-government organisation operating in marginalized and vulnerable communities. One of its over-arching programmes is to promote and capacitate communities on Social Enterprise to bring about people-led solutions that contribute to development reform priorities in their community.
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Selahuddin Yu Hashim | Executive Director