(CP-Africa)- Are you a social entrepreneur? Or do you know someone who is a social entrepreneur in South Africa? Then this message is for you!
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, established to recognize outstanding social entrepreneurs around the globe, is currently in its search and selection process. One of the African phases “Social Entrepreneur Award in South Africa” an initiative of Ernst & Young South Africa and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship was established to recognize outstanding social entrepreneurs in SA.
If you know someone who should be a candidate, forward this link to him or her.
Deadline for application is 1 March 2011.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.schwabfoundseoy.org/southafrica
Regional Meeting of the World Economic Forum
Winner/s will be invited to participate to a World Economic Forum event in the Africa Region. Participation to the meeting is a unique opportunity to connect to business leaders, key politicians, civil society members and media representatives of the region. The Foundation covers the costs of the registration fee, transportation and lodging for winners of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Competition.
Pro-bono consulting services and scholarships to executive education courses at world-class institutions such as Harvard Business School, Stanford University and INSEAD.
Schwab Foundation network
The winners may be considered for inclusion in the Schwab Foundation network of social entrepreneurs. This would include access to a peer network of social entrepreneurs, invitations to regional meetings of the World Economic Forum, possible nomination to join and contribute towards the Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum and eligibility to be selected as part of the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur delegation to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, taking place at the end of January every year.
Possible nomination to the Forum of Young Global Leaders
Excellent finalists or winners under 40 years of age will also be nominated to the Young Global Leaders (YGL) network of the World Economic Forum. The YGL group is a community of proven global leaders under 40 years of age who have achieved national and global recognition for their accomplishments in the field of government, business, media or academia. The YGL community holds their own major YGL events twice a year. The synergies catalyzed by bringing the YGL and social entrepreneur communities together has proven to have significant impact for both groups.
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Route de la Capite 91-93
CH – 1223 Cologny/Geneva
Tel: +41 22 869 1212
Fax: +41 22 786 2744