Global Health Social Entrepreneurship Workshop

Drive societal change through entrepreneurial means

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop participants

Event Summary 

The Social Entrepreneurship Workshop was hosted by the Global Health Academy as a training for early career researchers, aiming to support impact in the context of global health research. The group of participants (featured in the photo) included epidemiologists, climate change researchers, microbiologists and researchers from many other fields. The two-day workshop included case studies of projects which have harnessed innovative solutions to solve health problems, primarily in the context of global health. Participants were introduced to problem-solving techniques including design thinking, theory of change, the IOOI framework, the business canvas and others. 

The session benefited from the presentations of two guest speaker who shared their first-hand experiences of tackling health challenges via innovative and sustainable solutions. Samuel Krauss - who is also a team member of the GLOHRA project IMPEDE-CVD - introduced mTOMADY, which aims to improve access to healthcare via digital technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. Philip Ihde spoke on behalf of HelloBetter, a digital platform that supports mental health. 

We thank the participants for their active commitment as well as the enthusiastic team from the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie (SEA).

Event Announcement

Briefing: 11 January 2022, 15:30 – 16:30 CET, online via Zoom
Workshop: 17 & 18 January 2022, 14:00 – 18:00 CET, online via Zoom

The Global Health Academy - an initiative of the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA), invites you to participate in a virtual, interactive and creative Social Entrepreneurship Workshop where you will gain hands-on knowledge, methods and tools to drive societal change through entrepreneurial means.

Whether you are just beginning your PhD career or are more experienced and have managed international research studies, this workshop will provide you with an entrepreneurial perspective to think outside of the box and deliver impact.

For this workshop we are partnering with the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie (SEA) – a long-term player in providing impactful social entrepreneurship education in Germany and all over Europe. The group will consist of ca. 25 participants and 2 experienced trainers from SEA.