The concept for the Social Enterprise Accelerator began to take form following a number of visits to social enterprises in the West Bank. What very quickly became clear was the lack of support available to social enterprises and initiatives; A social entrepreneur identifies and solves societal problems and finds new ways of solving the issue in a sustainable fashion.
Women and youth with the ambition and potential to build sustainable social enterprises that impact their communities will be beneficiaries of an innovative and extensive support program. Engaging youth at all levels of society is vital in ensuring a prosperous peaceful future in Palestine. This project goes even further in promoting engagement, where women and youth from marginalized communities with potential identify issues of concern and importance to them (in society, politics, economics and the environment) develop their own social enterprises.