EYDK Participated in Access to Finance for Social Entrepreneurs Panel

Tuğçe Söğüt, Secretary General of EYDK participated as a speaker to the “Access to finance for social entrepreneurs” panel during the Social Entrepreneurship Forum held in Baku, Azerbaijan on October 13!

The session was moderated by Samir Aliyev (Education HUB), and other speakers included Jala Hajiyeva (Azerbaijan Micro Finance Association), Nicolas Malmendier (EVPA), and Elmir Huseynov (Caucasus Venture).

The Social Entrepreneurship Forum aims to support the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Azerbaijan, provide recommendations in this regard, and bring together ecosystem activists and decision-makers. Panel discussions focused on the establishment of a legal framework for social entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan, integration of social entrepreneurship into state programs, and economic support, with a particular emphasis on access to finance for social entrepreneurs. The forum gathered 100 participants from the public and private sector as well as CSO’s and media.