Social Enterprise Hub
Annual Social Enterprise Meeting 2019 - Delegates
A Social enterprise (SE) is used to describe an organization or a business unit within an organization that uses entrepreneurial methods (for example, the sale of specialized services or products) to produce a profit surplus that is then used to finance activities that enable the organization to fulfill its social or environmental mission.
In 2015, IPPF established a Social Enterprise Acceleration Program (SEAP) that aimed to strengthen Member Associations (MA) capacity to apply entrepreneurial best practice in the health sector whilst delivering social value and improving lives. Its purpose is to suggest the establishment and growth of social enterprises to increase and diversify their funding base and provide greater sustainability.
Since its inception, SEAP has been coordinated out of the IPPF Central Office in London, Going forward, it is believed that SEAP's potential and impact will be maximized if delivered in the context of a well-established MA with significant expertise and a successful track record in Social Enterprise.
FPA Sri Lanka (FPASL) was selected for the initial period of September 2017 - December 2018 and now further extended upto December 2019 by IPPF to function as the SE Hub and to ensure the successful implementation of SEAP which would enable IPPF's MA's to increase their financial resilience. FPA Sri Lanka will coordinate the SEAP activities including programme and financial management, monitoring, documentation of learning and provision of technical assistance.