Building International Partnerships

In November Leif Petersen and Andrew Charman travelled to Boston, USA where they were keynote speakers at the Northeastern University conference on Social Entrepreneurship. 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 ( 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