Social Entrepreneurs- Challenges and Opportunities of tough times!


Revd Dr Chikezie Onuoha our founder has inspired this piece through a post recently on his Facebook page titled: "Supporting Social Entreprenuership".a big shout to him for his passion to engineer, promote and bring social change to the poor and marginalized. Hopefully, this will make you day and inspire you to become agent of social change in you Community or city.

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In an ever-changing business and economic environment, the skills of a project manager are essential to companies like ours – and any organization, for that matter. Employees with these skills will be prepared to successfully navigate complex workplace challenges.

Explore our various pathways for career advancement and skill development. Take the next step to success by obtaining a deep understanding social entrepreneurship or learning the essential tools and skills of product managers.

Social entrepreneurs transform societies across the world. Further your passion for social change by gaining the relevant knowledge and tools to build a strong, sustainable business entity committed to social innovation/social change.

SAID Nigeria Maria Magdalena Entrepreneurship Center will benefit individuals who are passionate about social justice and creating social impact with a view to transforming the lives of the underserved. From social entrepreneurs, to those employed in a not-for-profit, and entrepreneurs who value corporate social responsibility/sustainability within a business/government, this center provides you the opportunity to gain the relevant knowledge, tools and skill-sets to further realize your full potential.

At this center, we will help you understand the importance of social entrepreneurship, enable you see how social entrepreneurships differ from traditional entrepreneurships and finally provide you vital tools to use design thinking to generate solutions for a social problem.

Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving

The most successful professionals are able to assess the environment, analyze a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario. Critical thinking combined with design thinking can lead the way. In today’s business environment, organizations have identified critical thinking and problem-solving as skills that are integral to an employee’s—and their organization’s—success.

The most successful professionals can assess the environment, analyze a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario. Secondary or university education are not enough. It is not about obtaining degrees, Masters and PhDs. You might acquire these and still wallow in the grips of poverty.

Other skills are required to be social and financially success I today’s environment. Such skills includer how to perform strategic analysis and assessment, how to perceive and assess a critical need and design a tailored solution, how to identify key stakeholders and ensure their needs are met, how to employ adaptive problem-solving, and how to work through obstacles collaboratively. It includes having a community of business professionals who understand many of the technological innovations of our day and the potential applications to solve business challenges. These skills will be highly relevant for many years to come.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda have provided new opportunities engagement, following the partially missed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) preceding them. The SDGs have provided challenges and opportunities in applying critical and design thinking.

Global objectives can inspire creativity and innovations to find solutions to these 17 goals and 169 sub-goals global challenges. In their turn, these can lead to new companies, products, services, jobs and profitable businesses.

As part of the SDG Accelerator for SMEs, in Sweden and many other places, the 169 Global Goals have been translated into business opportunities in these SDG Opportunity Cards. Yes, these cards are used to identify concrete business opportunities and challenges that companies and organizations can leverage and use as a starting point in innovation processes.

Ogechi Ekwueme

SAID Nigeria