EMES members Filip de Beule, Alex Bignotti and Kerryn Krige created a network for social entrepreneurship scholars (ANSES). They were encouraged by the growing interest in researching social entrepreneurship in Africa and were keen to collaborate. While realising that the research agenda was growing at a rapid rate but would benefit from collaboration and cohesion. At the same time, their experience working in the field was throwing up new research opportunities to connect theory to practice. So they set up a collegial network through which scholars could connect, collaborate, and explore new opportunities. Since their first colloquium in 2018, ANSES has grown to a network of 185 members across 30 countries. Their goal is to continue to expand and grow as a network, connecting people and the research in social entrepreneurship in Africa.
For more information visit the ANSES website.