Supporting young people to attend the Social Enterprise World Forum

As the official youth engagement partner, Inspiring Stories helped to convene and host young people at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch, September 27–29th.

For me personally, this was a massive milestone having attend SEWF in Italy back in 2015 and helping to present the bid for New Zealand to host in 2017. A lot has happened since!


Our involvement ranged from supporting the scholarships process, to running various events and workshops for young people throughout the forum. Every night we held events for young social entrepreneurs to connect, share stories and knowledge. This was a real highlight, as it provided the opportunity to connect young social entrepreneurs from across Canterbury with young people from across the nation, and young people from the wider Asia–Pacific Region.


A huge thank you to the Akina Foundation for bringing SEWF to New Zealand, and the many amazing people and organisations who contributed to helping make this possible!!