In November Leif Petersen and Andrew Charman travelled to Boston, USA where they were keynote speakers at the Northeastern University conference on Social Entrepreneurship. http://theannualseconference.org/. The trip was jointly sponsored by Northeastern University in Boston and Concordia University in Montreal, where visits and meetings were also made. Leif then flew onto Washington DC for a workshop discussion in collaboration with Good Governance Africa (www.gga.org) and George Washington University where they discussed the role of the arts in social development with a view to developing projects together. In returning from North America both gave a joint presentation in London to an audience of development practitioners, academics and students, and Andrew shared SLFs work with colleagues the University of Sheffield. We anticipate that a range of collaborative opportunities will emerge from this highly successful trip.
-By Leif Petersen