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About the Network

The University of Pretoria and KU Leuven have joined forces to strengthen the academic eco-system for social entrepreneurship to lay the strategic groundwork in strengthening indigenous knowledge in social entrepreneurship in Southern Africa.  This four-year project aims to identify and bring together universities and researchers, connecting them to research opportunities and academic partnerships, creating a network of inter-university collaborations and support through knowledge sharing, developing a portfolio of research which employs regional educational material that is valuable to practitioners in the field.  ANSES was born out of this project and is an academic network bringing together social entrepreneurship scholars who are either based or doing extensive work in Africa.

#ISIRC2021 partners

@ANSES19 (African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars) is an academic network bringing together #socent scholars either based or doing extensive work in Africa

Check this year’s #CallforPapers

Submit your abstract by Feb 28th

Friends - did your social venture pursue a crowdfunding campaign? Do you know someone who did? Our hope is to assist in creating an enabling environment and contributing to greater awareness of crowdfunding. 12 minutes, in English or French.

Today, we had our panel: Publishing in academic journals (qualitative studies) where we listened to @michaeljamesroy about his thoughts on how to publish impactful research. Thank you, Michael and everyone for stepping by @UllaHytti @holt_prof @socialkerryn @MohFarhoud

We are online

Our first webinar “winning recipes for high-impact research”, part of a series of 4 on High-Impact Research will start in few minutes. Speaker @sophiebacq, hosts Alex Bignotti and @MohFarhoud. See you just now 🙂

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Latest News

Last call for Research Support

As ANSES, we are committed to advancing social entrepreneurship scholarship and research in Africa. So, we've managed to make some funding available mainly for conference attendance and language editing of manuscripts (journal articles, theses and the like).

Last call for EMES Membership

Over the years, we've built some links with EMES (L’EMergence de l’Entreprise Sociale en Europe - The emergence of social enterprises in Europe), one of the largest SE academic networks internationally.


Featured Events

At ANSES, we also facilitate research skills training, knowledge sharing and collaborations. Our events are organised with these goals in mind. During our previous events, participants had the opportunity to improve their research profile by meeting other social entrepreneurship scholars, learning from some of the best scholars in the field, being exposed to the latest trends in research and teaching, and networking with each other.

  • June 19 2022

    Doctoral Seminar 2022

    We are inviting doctoral students (and interested faculty) to a week-long, intensive social entrepreneurship doctoral seminar

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  • May 11 2022

    Webinar 2022

    Are you a social entrepreneurship teacher, lecturer, facilitator or curriculum designer? If yes, then join us to access and learn about tools we have developed to help you teach social entrepreneurship online.

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