• Adelaide Social Enterprise Christmas Drinks

    The Duke of Brunswick Hotel

    This photo of Nia Lewis and Sharon Zivkovic was taken at the Launch of Adelaide Social Enterprise on February 25 at Youth Inc. Adelaide Social Enterprise's second event was held on March 20 at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel. We are thrilled that we will be returning to the Duke of Brunswick Hotel on December 18 to celebrate the amazing year that the Adelaide Social Enterprise community has had - from the launch of Adelaide Social Enterprise on February 25 to the South Australian Social Enterprise Council consultation on November 27. We do not have a room booked at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel for this event. We have just let the Duke of Brunswick Hotel know that we will be taking up a corner of the bar or a spot in the beer garden on December 18 from 5.30 :) We will all be buying our own food and drinks.

  • Social Entrepreneurship: Systems Thinking & Complexity Approaches

    Problems like climate change, poverty, homelessness and food insecurity are complex: they have lots of underpinning causal factors and these factors are intertwined. These types of problems are commonly called wicked problems. Wicked problems are complex social policy problems: they are complex problems and they are the focus of government policy. At our first meetup event for 2020 come and hear how social entrepreneurship is being used to address wicked problems in South Australia and internationally. After briefly describing two social entrepreneurship approaches that focus on addressing wicked problems (the Social Innovation School of Thought and the Complexity Approach to Social Entrepreneurship), we will have three presentations by people who are facilitating these approaches. These presenters are: Joanna Giannes from the City of Onkaparinga who will present the City of Onkaparinga's new Program for Social Entrepreneurs. This program includes concepts tools and techniques from six social entrepreneurship approaches but focuses on the Social Innovation School of Thought. Tania Macdonald from Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and Rebecca Neumann from the City of Marion will present the Greening Marion project. This project is using a Complexity Approach to Social Entrepreneurship to bring initiatives together to work coherently and create greener, more sustainable suburbs systemically. Emily Humphreys from Wicked Lab will present on a Climate Change Systemic Innovation Lab project that Wicked Lab is partnering on with European partners. This project also uses a Complexity Approach to Social Entrepreneurship. This event is casual and uncatered, so feel free to bring a coffee or sandwich. Some members may go for a drink at a local hotel afterwards. A huge thank you to the UniSA Social Enterprise Hub who is supporting this event. We are holding the event in the lovely Forum Space - ground floor of the UniSA Jeffrey Smart Building.