Youth inclusion through social entrepreneurship – Amman

EVENT DESCRIPTION 

The JOinUP! “SESO Community Meetups” 

were considered within the JOinUp! scope in order to encourage synergies within the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Jordan. TTi and in close collaboration with Oxfam will work on the facilitation of monthly meet-ups between key Social Entrepreneurship Support Organizations, in conclusion, 20 networking events will be organized with the primary objective of “To encourage cooperation and collaboration between SESOs in Jordan and the establishment and sustainability of the SESO network”. 

Agenda
Time Topic
10:00-10:15 A “Good Morning” coffee break for networking.
10:15-10:30 Each attendee to self-introduce her/himself and her/his organization
10:30 – 10:45 Introduction:

–          What is JOinUP! project (Key deliverables, Milestones, and timelines)

–          About the monthly Meet-ups  –          The agenda of 4th MeetUp!

10:45-11:00 Youth Social  Entrepreneurship in a Nutshell,
11:00 – 1:00 An Opened Discussion:

–          Social entrepreneurship, unemployment, and community value proposition.

How to develop the policies &strategies to ensure a youth-inclusive social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

–          Youth inclusion:  challenges, opportunities & Success Stories.

 

1:00-1:30 Recommendation
1:30 Lunch Break
time
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Days
Hours
Minutes
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WHEN
21st of October, 2019 
WHERE
The Tank by Umniah– Amman
RECOMMENDATIONS 
  • The majority of the attendees agreed that youth still need more training on life skills, communication and how to deal in a business environment in early stages. So it was commonly advised that schools should consider life skills  (in terms of both awareness and support) as part of the package of services they provide to their students.
  • A representative of SESO mentioned that some of the SESO’s behaviors are playing a critical role in the youth response for the provided services like, paying them for transportation which could shift their direction faraway to ignore the value of knowledge and offered opportunities in case of no payment.
  • In light of the debate”  if the SESO’s should pay the participants or not”  the facilitator opened one question on the discussion table inviting the attendee’s to answer it by sharing  their experience with crowd which was  “do we need to change our perception about paying participants or we should create our own incentive system ?
  • SESO’s shared that focusing on raising youth role models could be an incentive system to direct other young people for suggested success paths they could go through and lead to more commitment.
ABOUT 
Meet-ups


The JOinUP! “SESO Community Meetups” 

were considered within the JOinUp! scope in order to encourage synergies within the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Jordan. TTi and in close collaboration with Oxfam will work on the facilitation of monthly meet-ups between key Social Entrepreneurship Support Organizations, in conclusion, 20 networking events will be organized with the primary objective of “To encourage cooperation and collaboration between SESOs in Jordan and the establishment and sustainability of the SESO network”.