The Autumn School for Sustainable Entrepreneurship is a programme for young change-makers from African countries and Germany, organised by Engagement Global with its ASA Programme within the framework of the African German Youth Initiative (AGYI). The format was launched successfully in 2016 and takes place once a year, alternately in Germany and in an African country. It combines peer-to-peer sessions, expert inputs and business development workshops, and aims at creating a network of sustainable entrepreneurs who think and learn globally.
The Autumn School is driven by the vision of a transition towards a more sustainable economy. As a learning platform it enables the participants to extend their knowledge about different aspects of sustainable entrepreneurship, increase their social impact, share their locally acquired best practices and creative approaches with each other, and become part of an international network of young people sharing the same spirit of sustainability.
Eligibility and criteria
Sustainable Entrepreneurship addresses social or ecological problems through entrepreneurial efforts. Many of these problems are of a highly complex and global nature.
They require integrated responses, based on resources and know-how from different regional actors. By creating a common understanding of sustainable entrepreneurship in the global context the Autumn School wants to facilitate a dialogue and the implementation of sustainability projects across continents.
The Autumn School is aimed at up to 25 sustainable entrepreneurs addressing social and environmental issues either in Germany or on the African continent, and who are interested in improving their business models and in increasing their impact. The overarching theme varies from year to year.
The format is particularly suited for entrepreneurs who are in the early implementation phase of their project.
Awards and Benefits
Participants in the program will:
Get to know more about the life and work of other young change-makers from African countries and Germany;
acquire useful tools to further develop their business;
exchange resources and experiences and set the base for long-term virtual or regional exchange;
gain support and motivation to act as drivers of change for sustainable entrepreneurship in their own region;
be part of ASA’s extended alumni and partner network.
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