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East African Region

JOIN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF CHANGEMAKERS IN EAST AFRICA!

After reaching over 150 participants in 30 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, the Ashoka Visionary Program is arriving in Partnership with CARE, supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and PWC, in East Africa starting May 2020!

The Ashoka Visionary Program is a part-time executive program for decision-makers in the private and the public sector dealing with social innovations as well as social entrepreneurs. It enables participants to gain the skills needed to master both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial challenges, to generate social impact and access to a global community of changemakers.

The program is designed for social entrepreneurs, managers of non-profit organizations and NGOs, managers in the philanthropic and public sectors, business people from all over the world. 

THE VISIONARY PROGRAM IN NUMBERS:

  • 5 Rounds of the Visionary Program in Central Eastern Europe
  • 1 Round of the Visionary Program in the Mediterranean
  • Over 15o Participants from over 30 different nationalities

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ASHOKA VISIONARY PROGRAM

Structure & Content

  • Module 1
    Social Entrepeneurship & Innovation (Nairobi)

    14-16.5.2020

    Develop a new way of seeing opportunities for system changing ideas, social innovations, and collaborations in the market of social entrepreneurship.

  • Module 2
    Impact & Social
    Business Modeling (Dar-Es-Salam)

    21-25.7.2020

    Interact with our network and learn from years of experience in applying an impact model and impact-oriented business plan.

  • Module 3
    Funding & Scaling Social Innovation (Dar-Es-Salaam)

    21-25.7.2020

    Developing ways to scale and maximize social impact; under- standing financing approaches to increase readiness and to attract funding and financing.

  • Module 4
    Managing Talents & New Organizations (Nairobi)

    24-26.9.2020

    Managing organizations; scouting for, attracting, recruiting, managing and rewarding the best talents.

  • Module 5
    System Change (Kampala)


    24-28.11.2020

    Mobilizing stakeholders, facilitating impact-oriented collaboration and 'decision making’, and enabling system change. Understanding and leveraging the power of private companies, public institutions and traditional welfare organizations.

  • Module 6
    Partnerships &
    Co-Creation (Kampala)

    24-28.11.2020

    Understanding and leveraging the power of private companies, public institutions and traditional welfare organizations.

  • Module 7
    The Art of Storytelling & Marketing
    (Nairobi)

    21-23.1.2021

    Designing, crafting and communicating success stories, leveraging
    the power of mass media, and utilizing social media channels.

Team

Abu is the co-founderof Village Energy Limited a social enterprise that runs franchised solar shops that deliver quality products and ensure effective access to skilled solar technicians.

Abu Musuuza

Director of Ashoka Visionary Program East Africa

Raphaela served as a business consultant until she went on to assist in the creation of the Business School of the University of Vienna (WU Executive Academy. Since 2014 she has been with Ashoka, and has developed the Ashoka Visionary Program.

Raphaela Toncic-Sorinj

Director of Visionary Academy

Agnes Schillhuber

Communications Ashoka Visionary Program CEE/MED

Fact Sheet

Application:

Applications for 2020 are now open.

Meet our Visionary Program Participants & Alumnae*I

Target group:

Professionals and leaders from all sectors (private/public/NGOs)

Minimum requirements:

  • The desire to become a thought leader and changemaker
  • 5 years of work experience

Duration:

  • Part-time, 9 months (May-January 2021)
  • 14 days of in-class sessions (*the indicated dates already include 1 extra day for arrival/departure)
  • Tailored fieldwork with a social entrepreneur

Language:

English

Course locations:

Nairobi | Dar-es-Salam | Kampala

 

Apply now

Costs:

  • USD 5000

Stipends for Ashoka Fellows are available:

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

Please reach out to Abu Musuuza: amusuuza@ashoka.org