WHY AN ADVANCED COURSE IN SOCIAL INNOVATION, SDGs AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- Global development trends show that social exclusion, youth unemployment, migrant integration, climate change, ageing society are escalating in severity and urgency.
- The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require the integration of three dimensions: Social equity, Economic development and Environment protection.
- A crucial role for social innovators and entrepreneurs in the implementation of the SDGs is expected in the medium term. Government agencies are encouraged to seek out “the best social innovations” in their programs, and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to use their new models to scale their services through public-private partnerships.
- The SDGs offer an opportune framework for many social enterprises to adopt initiatives to contribute to a number of goals relating to poverty reduction or access to food, health, education, etc,.
- Transition to a sustainable development pathway could be accelerated by a combination of innovative social design and innovative social solutions which ultimately create new service markets. Social innovation helps social enterprises to increase service placement opportunities in existing markets. Nevertheless, a much more widespread support for practical skills in design, prototyping, experiments, social investment and evaluation is necessary.
The Advanced Course combines the sound academic background of the Academia with the ITCILO’s international training experience as well as the consolidated technical capacity of:
- Per Micro - microcredit specialised
- SocialFare®, Centre for Social Innovation