Panellists engaging at the debate on digital support to social entrepreneurs. ©

British Council

The British Council in Senegal hosted a talk during the GEW about how digital can support social entrepreneurs. British Council in Senegal and Reach for Change organised this lively debate that gathered just under a hundred people.  

We invited three main panellists including: Tigo-Millicom, a telecommunications and mobile phone company; Dakar Lives, a creative hub and specialist in digital content; and Jean Luc Semedo founder of Hope, an app for blood donation. The panel shared their tips and visions on the different ways of creating social impact using the digital ecosystem.

Participants shared a key point during the panel session. Many assume technology empowers social entrepreneurship initiatives through the sharing of information. Participants agreed that not every technology initiative succeeds. The Senegal meeting ended with a networking event in the British Council’s garden where local entrepreneurs gathered to share their latest innovations.