Embracing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Public Policy Circles

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Levels of unemployment and environmental challenges make social entrepreneurship and social enterprise very important for the sustainability of society. Higher education has played a fundamental role in driving entrepreneurship and innovation in local, national, regional, and global contexts (Winful et al., 2023). Moreover, the classifications of social enterprise evolving from the analysis will inform policy decisions in regulating social enterprises for optimal performance and clearly delineate its relationships with other organisations, such as not-for-profit organisations and businesses in Africa. Social enterprise has the potential to address market failures in our societies when classified appropriately, and the necessary economic platform for their operations.

Hence, the aim of this presentation is to call for an international partnership policy brief that provides realistic solutions for countries in Africa within the context of entrepreneurship education. The author of this presentation, Dr Jamie Halsall, will present findings from an evidence-informed policy brief that he co-wrote for Ministry of Trade, Government of Ghana (Halsall et al., 2023) and he will pay particular attention to the legal framework that needs to be put in place and the required skills development for young people.


Halsall, J. P., Winful, E. C., Zu-Cudjoe, E., Snowden, M., Quaye, J. N. A., Hyams-Ssekasi, D., Opuni, F. F., Afriyie, E., Chosniel Ocloo, E., & Opoku-Asante, K. (2023). Specifying an Innovative route in confronting youth unemployment in Ghana. Government of Ghana. University of Huddersfield.

Winful E. C., Snowden, M., Halsall J. P., Quaye, J. N. A., Hyams-Ssekasi, D., Opuni, F. F., Opoku-Asante, K., & Opoku-Asante, K. (2022). Graduate employability in Ghana: Embedding social enterprise skills within the higher education framework. Emerald Open Research, 4(38), 1-13.
Period12 Jun 2024
Event title2024 Africa Regional Conference & Exhibition on Education and Skills Development
Event typeConference
LocationAccra, GhanaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational