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Sensemaking systems change for entrepreneurship-led development
Author: SPL Media Reporter
Published: 11/08/2020

This series brings together scientists, practitioners and societal actors who use the frameworks of complexity and resilience thinking in their daily work to make sense of the complex dynamics of change and transformative processes. There will be a special focus on how these ideas and practices are used in current times and how local and regional processes and perspectives are being shaped by applying the theoretical concepts and tools for fostering more resilient organisations, communities and decision-making strategies.


In this webinar we will explore opportunities and possibilities for systems change in African entrepreneurship. While the dominant discourse on African entrepreneurship is about achieving momentum (sustained traction) and maturity (local intensity and density), there are emerging views that locals have a poor sense of control (human agency) in determining the directionality of the future of entrepreneurship. Data collection exercises in three African countries viz. Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana look to validate or invalidate these emerging claims through stories of not only entrepreneurs but also support organisations and policymakers.

Thursday, August 13th from 13:00—14:00 (GMT+2)

This webinar will take place online
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Phumlani Nkontwana (CEO Fuata Africa, PhD candidate Stellenbosch University)

Dr John van Breda (CST)

Moderator: Dr Rika Preiser