Written by Staff Writer
29 Jun, 2018 | 9:51 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The British Council, in partnership with the Lanka Social Venture organization and the UN’s ESCAP, together released a report titled “State of Social Enterprises in Sri Lanka”.
This report offers an elaborate understanding of the state of affairs in the country while also offering steps that need to be taken to promote social enterprise.
Speaking at the event, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen stated that, Sri Lanka has a long history of social enterprise activity but that they haven’t been viewed as social enterprises and according to today’s report that there is an emerging social enterprise sector.
The Minister also pointed out that the report shows a striking gender disparity in the sector, with only one in three women being in leadership roles. Further, the Minister continued that the lack of awareness and the lack of government support also stand as issues that contribute to the stagnation of social enterprise.
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