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Social Entrepreneurship & Grassroots Development in Senegal

July 16, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Begue Coco imageInterested in innovative change-making organizations? Curious about what it takes to start a social enterprise in Africa? Want to know if business can really work in harmony with the environment?

Join Emma Giloth, co-founder of Bégué Coco, for a presentation on the work of this unique social enterprise. In 2014, Jokko, a Senegalese environmental organization, helped Bégué Coco open a few informal coconut stands on the streets of the Dakar.

One year later, we’ve now developed a variety of all natural coconut food and drink products and a signature line of virgin coconut oil cosmetics. We also have an ecological juice bar, provide free yoga & well-being workshops, and manage an environmental education program while promoting urban permaculture gardening throughout Dakar.

Our coconut products are creating jobs for youth, building the local, healthy living movement, and supporting environmental preservation. We are a leader in grassroots social entrepreneurship, guiding others to take Senegal’s development into their own hands through their creativity and willpower. At Bégué Coco we are now scaling up to become the #1 producer of virgin coconut oil in Senegal. Come learn about our successes, challenges and upcoming plans to expand the organization!


July 16, 2015
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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Emily Norton


IPS Conference Room
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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