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The online conference "Who is driving the change?" brings together Germany alumni and other interested people from around the globe to foster exchange and learning. From 17 to 18 November, we will exchange and discuss ideas on how social entrepreneurship initiatives contribute to the 2030 Agenda. #byalumniforalumni

Why you should attend?

  • Attend inspiring sessions and gain new insights!
  • Co-create ideas on how to overcome global challenges!
  • Network with international experts from various disciplines and professions!



📅 Thursday, 17 November 2022

🕐 | 3:00 - 3:30 PM (CET)

Keynote speech on social entrepreneurship

What are some of the biggest challenges and problems our world is facing? What are our current solution approaches? What kind of transformations and mind-shifts do we need? Finally, how can you be part of the change? Come, let's dive together to inspire each other to create resilient futures and to amplify our social impact collectively.



🕐 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM (CET)

­­Panel discussion "Who is driving the change? Social entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda"

How is the actual impact of social entrepreneurs on reaching the 2030 Agenda to be evaluated? Are they important agents for innovative approaches or merely attractive but inefficient showcases with limited influence? In this panel discussion we give the stage to various views and opinions to the proposed question – offering you an insight into the current debates and standpoints from practitioners and researchers.

Chaired by




🕐 | 5:00 - 5:45 PM (CET)

Networking session with participants of the Alumniportal Community Challenge 2022

From June to July 2022, the Alumniportal Deutschland organized a community challenge looking for ideas from the alumni community that could contribute to ecofriendly intensifications of agricultural systems.

During this networking sessions, you can get to know some of the challenge participants, learn about their ideas and how they want to develop them into social business concepts. Get in touch, discuss and connect with these aspiring entrepreneurs! They are looking forward to exchanging with you as well!

Here you can learn more about the challenge ideas that will be presented during the conference: 

Digital Beehive platform by Ricardo Paris, Bruno Ginciene / Brazil
Water Soil Conservation Basins by Elyeza Bakaze, Uganda
MeteoMex IoT by Robert Winkler, Mexico/Germany
Agrophotovoltaics by Jairo Hernández, Colombia
Mushroom fruiting houses by Ronnie Ssejjuko / Uganda


📅 Friday, 18 November 2022

The sessions of this day focus on sharing and developing ideas as well as in-depth exchange with peers and the community. We invite you to join one of three parallel workshop sessions to discuss possible solutions that could drive change in various sectors. Each session is moderated by experts from the respective field. 


🕐 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM (CET)

Workshop 1 "How can social entrepreneurs contribute to high-quality, inclusive, and fair education?"

The education industry is full of business opportunities that help to address problems in the education system worldwide and contribute to SDG 4. How can social entrepreneurs contribute to high-quality, inclusive, and fair education? Are online education and new technology the solution? What other ideas and options exist? In this workshop, participants will discuss these questions and elaborate on ideas how to achieve better education. 

Hosted by



🕐 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM (CET)

Workshop 2: "Social entrepreneurs for combating climate change"

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme. There are already many initiatives to combat climate change and its impacts and yet the world community is far from achieving this goal. What has to happen for global progress to finally be made and what role can social entrepreneurs play in this context?

In this workshop participants will elaborate on ideas how social entrepreneurs can help to combat climate change. 

Hosted by



🕐 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM (CET)

Workshop 3: "A social entrepreneurship network for Germany alumni"

In this workshop, participants will elaborate on ideas how Germany alumni can support each other in initiating and developing social entrepreneurship ideas. 

Hosted by



🕐 | 4:45 - 5:45 PM (CET)

Presentation of workshop results

Representatives of each workshop group will introduce their key findings and give insights into their debate. The audience will have the possibility to ask questions, comment and debate further steps.

Conference moderated by 

The program is subject to short-term changes.




The Alumniportal Deutschland is a social network designed to promote networking and sharing of information among Germany alumni, companies, universities and organisations. It offers its community members the opportunity to get in touch with each other in order to discuss specialist issues, develop their skills and benefit from the expertise of others.


In cooperation with 

For over 20 years, Social Impact has been developing products and services that contribute towards securing future viability and social equity. Social Impact gGmbH was founded in 1994 under the name ‘iq consult’. Since then, Social Impact has been instrumental in designing and implementing innovative qualifications and start-up support for socially disadvantaged groups.


The Climate Beyond Borders (CBB) network was created by  (2021-2022) from different countries with a common passion to bring positive change while the world is grappling with weather extremities, heat waves, food, and energy shortage, biodiversity loss, and mis-information.