16/02/2015

Knowledge Oman and NBC host Free Social Enterprise Session

Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge-based community platform, is bringing for the first time in Oman the Social Enterprise Mini-Starter Program in affiliation with C3: Consult and Coach for a Cause and the National Business Centre. Scheduled this month on February 21st, the session is free for the public offering aspiring and established entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn social enterprise best practices, discover dos and don'ts and learn how to succeed in making money by doing good. 

Rym Aoudia, President of Knowledge Oman, says "Our partnership with the Dubai-based C3 is a reflection of the growing interest in social enterprise as a sustainable model in serving society and enabling job creation. Supporting us is the National Business Center to bring this knowledge to Oman and empower local entrepreneurs and community members. We strongly believe in the impact of social enterprises in transforming the economy and community and are thrilled to work with C3 for the Omani market." 

Medea Nocentini, Founder and CEO at C3, adds, "The C3 team is extremely excited to be able to share our expertise on social enterprise models and their successful strategies with the vibrant Omani community of entrepreneurs and potential volunteers. Thanks to the amazing support of our partner Knowledge Oman, we will have the tremendous opportunity to assess local social entrepreneurs' needs and potential. We look forward to adapting our programs to the Omani business environment." 

The program session hosted at the National Business Centre on February 21st 2015 includes the 'why' of social enterprise, introduces the convergence of non-profit and business sector, and covers the Social Enterprise basics of definitions, case studies, business models, success factors, benefits and challenges. Coming from UAE, the program is delivered by Medea Nocentini Founder and CEO of C3, Tena Pick Co-founder and CEO at The Sustainability Platform, and Yousra Diab Head of C3 Experts Management. Registration is open for the community at www.knowledgeoman.com/register to attend for free, gain learning and benefit. 

C3: Consult and Coach for a Cause is a UAE-based social enterprise set up to help unlock the potential of Middle Eastern social enterprises and maximize their impact on the community. C3 mobilizes experienced business professionals to share their knowledge on a voluntary basis, matching professionals with social enterprises taking into consideration skills, interests and availability. C3 helps social enterprises clarify their needs into short-term, discrete projects giving professionals a clear time commitment, along with a step-by step process to ensure success and long-term social impact.
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