MODEE, UNDP hold workshop on advancing social entrepreneurship policy

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MODEE, UNDP hold workshop on advancing social entrepreneurship policy. (Photo: Handout from UNDP)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MODEE) and its mandated advisory committee and sub-committees, supported by the United Nations Development Program Jordan (UNDP Jordan) and Impact Hub have come together to advance policy development work in support of social entrepreneurs in Jordan. اضافة اعلان

The meeting came as part of the UNDP program “Heart of Amman II”, which aims at advancing the development of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem and the promotion of policy dialogue to implement solutions to commonly faced challenges amongst social enterprises, a statement from UNDP said.

Through a series of policy dialogue workshops, led by the MODEE, in collaboration with UNDP and Impact Hub, key policymakers, funders, academia, business development experts, impact measurement related stakeholders, social enterprises and civil society collaborate to develop social entrepreneurship policy and enable a social economy environment in Jordan, according to the statement.

During the two-day workshop, an in-depth review of the Jordan social enterprise ecosystem was conducted; opportunities and gaps were discussed alongside topics such as return on investment, institutional frameworks, access to finance, impact measurement and management and international impact certification practices.

The workshop insights will be embedded and concluded with a report summarizing draft policy recommendations to the MODEE, its advisory committee, related sub-committees and other stakeholders. Following this, co-created policy initiatives, as well as a road map for policy development, will be proposed and presented.

“There is a need, and a national gain, to enhance social entrepreneurship support structures - to allow social enterprises to start up, but also to scale up and grow in order to maximize their contributions to solving pressing social issues, enhancing livelihoods and reaching out to the marginalized and vulnerable,” Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmad Hanandeh said as he launched the workshop on Tuesday.

For her part, UNDP Resident Representative Sara Ferrer Olivella said “we are pleased to support national efforts and aspirations to develop a policy and regulatory framework in which social entrepreneurs can thrive, boost the economy and positively impact society and nature.”

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