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Let's build a #betterliberia

by SESEZLiberia category: Cause

“Together we can build a #betterliberia. Join #SESEZLiberia and support new Special Economic Zone legislation. http://thndr.it/1JFf3b8

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This campaign ended on July 13, 2015 at 12PM

The Liberian Social Enterprise Special Economic Zone Program (SESEZ) is a joint public-private effort to jumpstart economic recovery in the wake of the recent Ebola epidemic.  The economic impact of Ebola has been “as much a tragedy and disaster as the disease,” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  Liberia needs the world’s support in rebuilding. We are asking you to join us in supporting the enactment of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) legislation that would enable us to accelerate recovery through the establishment of the Social Enterprise SEZ (SESEZ).    

We've worked with social entrepreneurs, policy makers, Liberian business associations, commerce groups, and the general public to formulate a deeper understanding of what social enterprise means in the Liberian context, and embedded this model in our own SEZ framework. In this way, the SESEZ has become much more than a zone for social enterprises. It is a socially conscious, impact oriented, industrial hub that focuses on delivering the greatest social impact through its own operation and policy agenda, in order to help Liberians transform their economy and build a #BetterLiberia.

SESEZ will be a hub where Liberian social entrepreneurs can quickly attain scale and have a larger impact than in an ordinary market environment. The zone has received support from the President’s Office, Liberian business associations and entrepreneurs, but the new SEZ law still needs to be passed.  This is why we need your support to be a part of the #SESEZLiberia campaign; to send a loud message to the Liberian legislature that Liberia needs them to pass SEZ legislation to speed up the path to recovery.

University of Cambridge

In cooperation with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership we are investigating the social impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Liberia through the SESEZ. We need your insights and have developed a survey, which only takes 5 minutes to complete: https://sesez.typeform.com/to/EgSsyu

Visit sesezliberia.org to learn more



  • Support from Virgin!

    July 9, 2015
    Check out this great article of support from Virgin.

    http://www.virgin.com/unite/take-action/join-the-thunderclap-building-a-better-liberia

    Thanks for all the support! Keep it coming!
  • UNIFORM - Back an amazing Kickstarter campaign!!!

    July 9, 2015
    We are thrilled to see all types of campaigns for Liberia succeeding. With over a week to go still in their Kickstarter campaign, Liberty & Justice has already surpassed their funding goal for UNIFORM, a clothing company getting kids back to school and women back to work in Liberia following last year’s Ebola outbreak.

    The concept behind UNIFORM is that for every t-shirt purchased, L&J donate a uniform to a child who otherwise couldn't attend school. Over 6,000 (!!!) kids will go to school because of what L&J and all their backers have done together. What would happen if you and your community got involved?

    The model is simple: the more Kickstarter backers UNIFORM gets, the more children get to go to school, the more women get jobs, and the more L&J can expand the UNIFORM clothing brand.

    This is a HUGE moment for an inspiring and admirable cause and here are the ways you can get involved:
    1. Get your t-shirt on Kickstarter (tiny.cc/uniform)
    2. Like and Share our story on FB (tiny.cc/UniformFB)
    3. Forward this in an email to your community
  • How far can we take it?

    July 8, 2015
    We've surpassed our support goal, but we're not stopping here. With 5 days left in our campaign, we hope that you continue to share, like, and tweet about #SESEZLiberia to support our campaign for SEZ legislation.

    Once again, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have already signed up; we appreciate all the support. Don't forget to sign the petition and take our Cambridge sponsored survey.

    We're looking forward to the launch on Monday and the continued support from all of you. Thanks!
  • Scoping mission with SPCitI in Monrovia

    July 6, 2015
    Check out some photos from the recent scoping mission with our partners at SPcitI here in Monrovia. This Urban Planning and development group had an intense series of meetings with visits to the port, the intended site of the zone, local communities, and partners involved in the development of the SESEZ. They were greeted with a lot of interest, enthusiasm and brilliant ideas to propel this initiative to the next level. Looking forward to the establishment of the first Liberian Social Enterprise Special Economic Zone!!
  • Naming contest

    July 6, 2015
    Social Enterprise Special Economic Zone, or SESEZ for short – er… Admittedly, the name is not the catchiest and can be a bit of a mouthful. When our program initially began we realized that a more succinct name could probably still describe the program sufficiently, but the name and momentum spread too quickly for us to change to something better. Nevertheless, we think there’s probably something more appealing we can call it, and we want to hear your suggestions.
     
    Be creative; what do you think a zone like the SESEZ should be called? Is it Social Impact Zone or maybe Social Enterprise Park? We want to hear from you! So, think about what our program wants to achieve and how we envision accomplishing our goals, then come up with the name that you feel best describes SESEZ.

    We’re looking forward to your submissions. Spread the word and show us what you can come up with. At the end of the month we’ll consider all your ideas a choose our favorite as the new name for SESEZ.

    Submit your name by tweeting @SESEZLiberia ‘Rename #SESEZLiberia ‘#your idea’ 
     
    Let the naming begin….
  • Almost to our support goal!

    July 6, 2015

    With just one week left, we’ve almost reached our support goal, but there’s still time to spread the word and support the #SESEZLiberia Thunderclap campaign for SEZ legislation for a #betterliberia! Continue to spread the word, share our page, visit our website, take part in our survey

    Thank you to all who have supported the campaign, liked our posts, and retweeted to generate further support.

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SESEZLiberia
@SESEZLiberia

#SESEZLiberia is a program in support of reformed Special Economic Zone legislation that will enable the Liberia Better Business Forum and Spark Liberia to establish the world's first Social Enterprise Special Economic Zone; a socially conscious, impact oriented, industrial hub that can help Liberians transform their economy and build a #BetterLiberia. To realize this vision, Spark and the Liberia Better Business Forum have formed a consortium of partners in renewable energy, social impact investments, non-governmental sector, and academia. To learn more about our partners, please visit sesezliberia.org

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