Mohamed Salia, a young entrepreneur from Sierra Leone, participated The DO School’s Sustainable Cup Challenge in 2014.
Since then he has founded SEED, a non-profit organization that facilitates access to microloans for small businesses in the region. It also provides management services for rural women and young people living in mining communities.
We checked in with Mohamed to find out how his venture is progressing.
The Swedish Embassy, in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), is currently gearing up for a two-day workshop on the theme of “Building resilience through participation”, facilitated by The DO School in Bangkok.
The workshop is held back-to-back with the Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD), organised by ESCAP from 28-30 March on the 2018 theme for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies”.
An Entrepreneurship for Good Program is for individuals who are driven by a meaningful vision. Our participants generally arrive brimming with bright ideas. They want to make a real difference, often with a business that benefits the community or a project in the cultural sector. Or with a technology that addresses a specific problem in their home country.
The program runs over 10 weeks and provides an opportunity for passionate individuals to innovate, collaborate and shift paradigms.