British Council’s Business Investment Readiness programme pilot nears completion

The British Council is piloting a programme in 9 countries to improve the investment readiness of social enterprises so that they can scale their social impact. Red Ochre partnered VSES in delivering the programme in Hanoi, Vietnam. Red Ochre delivered a 5 day intensive Train the Trainer Bootcamp for 30 consultants, trainers and practitioners.Uday Thakkar, MD of Red Ochre, visited Hanoi 4 times to undertake a needs scoping exercise, workshop delivery, evaluation visits and also to participate in 3 conferences to promote social enterprise, ethical business/ corporate social responsibility, and managing innovative corporate governance. The conferences were sponsored by various universities and the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


Participants complete the Social Business Model Canvas

Participants also had to demonstrate their learning through delivering training and support to social enterprises. They also engaged in group work as this amusing video demonstrates.


Speaking at the social enterprise conference at the National Economics University

Red Ochre co-founder Robert Foster concurrently facilitated a week long social enterprise bootcamp in Ho Chi Minh City in the south of the country with Brian Millington of Hackney Cooperative Development.

To find out more about our overseas work, social enterprise boot camps and conference speaking contact Uday or Robert.

Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Client News and News.

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