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Sustainability through Collaboration

WSCSD’s Green Entrepreneurship (Greentrepreneurship) program is envisaged to be a vehicle for cross-regional community–campus partnerships for moving research and technology from the labs to the market through innovation and entrepreneurship.

It was launched in 2012 at the World Student Summit for Sustainability in Nairobi through a Green Entrepreneurship Workshop. This workshop was co-organized by the International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development (IKED) and International Entrepreneurship Academy (Intentac) and is coordinated by Prof. Thomas Andersson, a member of WSCSD’s Advisory Board and the Chairman of IKED and Intentac.

The workshop provided a brief overview of Green Entrepreneurship and what it entails especially for the youth in the higher learning institutions. Before start of the workshop, various green entrepreneurship proposals had been handed in by the participants who were assessed, discussed and shaped further in groups using guidelines provided. These were then presented to a mock group of investors (the rest of participants) who critiqued and questioned various aspects of the entrepreneurial ideas in a bid to strengthen them. In the end the workshop generated concrete entrepreneurial ventures for follow-up.

Building on this foundation, WSCSD intends to build on this foundation to establish a long-term program for incubating Start-up Student Green Enterprises.

For more information on the Green Entrepreneurship Workshop, read the following documents: