ZEF co-organizes Summer school in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, on Green and Social Entrepreneurship for Biodiversity Conservation and Local Development

November 4, 2018 | 09:00 h - November 11, 2018 | 17:00 h

ZEF is co-organizing this summer school, which will explore different concepts and ideas concerning social and green entrepreneurship in theory and practice. In addition, it will critically discuss these concepts and ideas with respect to their sustainability while providing a collaborative  platform for a mutual sharing of experiences, ideas and approaches.


For more information see website of summer school: https://socialenviropreneur.wordpress.com/


The concept of green and social entrepreneurship anchored in the principles of green and biodiversity-friendly economies is growing with the increasing ecological challenges faced in our more and more globalized world. ‘Social enviropreneurs` seek to provide solutions for environmental and social problems acting as societal agents of change while exploring and promoting innovative development pathways. The idea is to develop win-win-win innovations for creating social and financial value through inclusive and green growth while conserving biodiversity.


  • The Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University,
  • The Geography Department of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN),
  • Wildlands Conservation Trust (WILDLANDS),
  • The University of Zululand (UniZulu),
  • The International Center for Sustainable Development (IZNE) and
  • The Global Nature Fund (GNF).


The summer school is funded by the VW Foundation under the program “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

For more information please contact the organizers Dr. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger and Dr. Janosch Förster.


Lisa Biber-Freudenberger

Dr. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger