Social enterprises are increasingly becoming part of adult community education in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is meeting in Christchurch on September 27-29. The theme is Ka koroki te manu – Creating our tomorrow.

If your organisation is already involved in social enterprise, or thinking about starting a social enterprise you might like to read on. This piece below is from their website .

Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. The event attracts social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, academics and more from all across the globe.

Social enterprise plays an important role in building healthy communities - they reduce poverty, build food systems, celebrate diversity, promote Indigenous culture, meet health needs, create employment opportunities for those with barriers, deliver community owned energy and address environmental issues, economic inequality and social exclusion. If you concerned with similar issues, and are using business models to re-build communities, then SEWF 2017 is an opportunity to find wisdom, inspiration and support in your endeavours.

We use our worldwide forum to provide the tools to enhance your knowledge and skills, build a supportive public policy environment, and create a generous network of collaboration and sharing. We examine transferrable strategies, systems and models that have worked in the past, while also turning toward the future to explore emerging market opportunities in the long-term.

Social enterprise is our tool to build healthy communities and vibrant local economies – and SEWF 2017 is the global platform to share your story, learn from others and celebrate progress together.

Go to the website for further information and to register.