The power of profit: How social enterprises promote sustainability and independence of key population-led HIV organizations
CO-CHAIRS
Stephen Mills, FHI 360, Thailand
Brian Richardson, StartOut, United States
Sumita Taneja, FHI 360, India
Organizer
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Social enterprises are a pathway to sustainability, innovation and inclusion for key population (KP)-led organizations. As financial concerns push organizations to diversify their revenue models, one option is to start social enterprises, such as restaurants, salons, health clinics and online retail shops.

Join us for a frank exchange of ideas and experiences with social entrepreneurs about their start-up journey, including what they have learned and the surprising impact they are seeing beyond revenue, including innovations in HIV prevention, care, and treatment, new partnerships with the private sector, and increased inclusion for LGBTQ+ people.

This session will utilize “un-conference” facilitation techniques to stimulate discussion and new connections. We will conclude by highlighting key success factors and resources for those considering social enterprise as part of their sustainability strategy.
18:00
5 min
Introduction by Chair and Co-Chair
FHI 360, Thailand
StartOut, United States
18:05
10 min
Video presentation
FHI 360, India
18:15
40 min
Panel Discussion
Blue Diamond Society, Nepal
TAAL+ Community Pharmacy, India
Mist Foundation, India
Mplus Foundation, Thailand
18:55
20 min
Q&A session
FHI 360, Thailand
StartOut, United States
FHI 360, India
Blue Diamond Society, Nepal
Network of Maharashtra People with HIV, India
Mist Foundation, India
Mplus Foundation, Thailand
19:15
10 min
Tools for social enterprise development
FHI 360, India
19:25
5 min
Call to actions
USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), Thailand