British Council: Creative Economy E-Learning Programme
The Creative Economy E-Learning initiative for aspiring and early-stage young African entrepreneurs is centered on entrepreneurship and provides the continent's future leaders with a selection of free online courses to aid them in their professional endeavors.
Participants will receive a certificate as proof of their accomplishment after finishing the program. With the certificate, you will be able to apply for ongoing support via coaching, incubation, mentoring, and acceleration through our larger work in participating nations.
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The programme is developed to support the British Council’s wider Creative Economy strand, designed to help develop an ecosystem in which young entrepreneurs can thrive.
Understanding the Creative Economy (Including what sectors constitute the Creative Economy, the economic, social and cultural value of the Creative Industries) using relevant case studies and data to aid understanding).
Course 1: Intro to African Creative Economy
Course 2: Bringing Your Idea to Life
Course 3: Finding the Right People
Course 4: Building Your Business
Course 5: Branding and Marketing your Business
With the basic course as a recommended pre-requisite, the intermediate course will provide additional depth to basic courses and includes the following:
Course 1: Your Entrepreneurship Strategy
Course 2: Personal and Business Growth Strategies
Course 3: Protecting My Business
Course 4: Finance For Creative Business
Course 5: Building and Leading Teams
Course 6: Raising Capital for My Business
Course 7: Promoting and Pitching My Business
Social Impact through Creative Entrepreneurship
Provide participants with an understanding of impact entrepreneurship, social innovation and factors to consider in pivoting enterprises to achieve social impact
Topic 1: Introduction to ‘Impact Entrepreneurship’
Topic 2: Introduction to Impact Economy – balancing profit with impact
Topic 3: Understanding Social Innovation (including Human Centered Design)
Topic 4: Factors to consider in pivoting your enterprise to achieve social impact
Topic 5: Impact Entrepreneurship of the 21st Century: The role of technology
Topic 6: Inclusion, Sustainability and Values and Ethics
Topic 7: Types of financing for Impact Enterprises and how to attract them
Creative Economy Policy
This intermediate course provides relevant insight for policy stakeholders in relation to the creative economy
Topic 1: Refresher on Introduction to Policy Making
Topic 2: Understanding the Creative Economy
Topic 3: The role of creative economy in sustainable development
Topic 4: Approaches to Creative Economy Policy
Topic 5: Steps to consider for the development or strengthening of the creative economy