WhySE? Podcast Episode 9: Crisis management in social enterprises, lessons from global practice - Friends of Kili
From Jennifer Eschweiler
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How do social enterprises cope with the Covid-19 pandemic? In this new part of the WhySE? Covid-19 mini-series we will hear from Erin Priestly, who graduated from SEM in 2019 and has since started a social business in Tanzania. She shares challenges and coping strategies in managing her social business, Friends of Kili, while being behind closed borders in Ghana due to Covid. The trees are growing, but being in a pandemic means updating your business plan on a daily basis. Tune in to hear the how's and hopes.
The episode starts with PhD Kai Green giving an introduction to the puzzling question what social enterprises actually are, setting the stage for those of you who are new to the phenomenon. The interview with Erin starts at 9:05.
Two more episodes will follow, bringing similar testimonies from Bangladesh and Colombia, so make sure to subscribe to our Podcast series on Spotify or Soundcloud and follow us on Facebook.