MAFAR CHIEF TAKES PART IN THE SEWF IN ETHIOPIAWith the Bangsamoro Technical Working Group (TWG) on Social Enterprises, MAFAR Minister Mohammad S. Yacob participates in the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) being held in Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia.
Aiming to effectively promote economic reconstruction through social entrepreneurship in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, Minister Yacob attends the historic forum with the members of the TWG Abu Amri Taddik, Minister of the Ministry of Trade, Investment, and Tourism (MTIT), Raissa Herradura Jajurie, Minister of the Ministry of Social Services (MSS), Rosslaini Alonto-Sinarimbo, Trade and Industry Planner, MP Eddie M. Alih, former MSU-Tawi-Tawi Chancellor, Suharto M. Ambolodto, Deputy Minority Floor Leader and the team leader, Member of the Parliament (MP) Atty. Maisara Dandamun-Latiph.
“This exposure is very significant to MAFAR especially that it has the division on agricultural marketing assistance that aids farmers in selling their products. This will help a lot in promoting value chain among the farmers especially the organized ones by inculcating farm enterprise that is seen to further increase their income as the strategy is used by other countries in increasing their GDP”, said Minister Yacob.
In addition, the MAFAR Chief stressed the importance of the experience in realizing the vision of the Bangsamoro government especially during the transition period, where it endeavors to make the people feel the needed support from the government.
This year’s SEWF that happens October 23-25, 2019 is hosted by the British Council of the Philippines and is considered historic as it is held in a developing country for the first time. The annual event was first held in Edinburgh in 2008 and has been conducted in six continents in the world.
The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is a platform for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment, for learning, sharing of good practices, ideas, and creating partnerships. As the forum enters its second decade, hosting it in Ethiopia provides a unique opportunity to create a truly global social enterprise movement that can share experience, build networks, and deliver solutions for a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.
The forum is carried out alongside youth week, policy forum, academic symposium, study tours, as well as networking and evening cultural receptions. According to Southern Philippine Observer, the SEWF promotes sustainable economic growth for human development and offers a great opportunity to establish new relationships and create synergies for working together to increase the visibility of social enterprise on the global stage. It will also create a platform for ongoing collaboration and sharing by connecting people across Africa and the world, between advanced and developing countries.