The Creative Enterprise Programme (CEP)

Where
Uganda
When
2020
Who
British Council Uganda
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Creative Enterprise Programme (CEP) Is a three-day capacity building workshop that supports creative entrepreneurs to establish and grow their businesses. British Council teams and their associates design the wider programme, in which the workshop sits, that is suitable for the local context and need. CEP has been developed by Nesta and is delivered in partnership with British Council all around the world. The workshop brings Nesta's Creative Enterprise Toolkit to life. The workshop offers a creative approach to business for creative people. The content includes tried-and-tested business concepts presented in a way that helps creative people to learn. The workshop format is very much 'learn-by-doing' - participants complete the workshop exercises with their business in the focus. There are interactive activities, guest speakers and time for reflection, all curated to encourage a positive learning environment. The workshop is facilitated by a workshop associate who creates the safe space for learning and peer feedback. Nesta has developed and packaged the three-day workshop and now you have the tools to implement - from designing the wider programme in which the workshop sits, to recruiting and managing associates, to hosting workshops and participant alumni events, to capturing evidence and impact.
The Creative Enterprise Programme (CEP) launched many years ago and has been through many iterations to ensure the workshop content and delivery model remains relevant. In its current format, between November 2016 and February 2020, more than 100 workshops took place in 25 countries with more than 1,700 creative entrepreneurs. And now, with the Creative Hubs Academy, there are more than 40 contracted workshop associates around the globe. Africa Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda Asia Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam Europe Belarus, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine Middle East and North Africa Egypt, Jordan South America Chile, Colombia, Mexico

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

# New creative businesses start and existing ones flourish.
# Participants are equipped with new knowledge, skills and behaviours to build resilient, sustainable creative businesses.
# Participants wages/earning increase.
# Community/network of creative entrepreneurs Is strengthened leading to more collaborations. # Workshop associates gain transferable skills and knowledge.
# Local delivery partners support programme.
# Raised profile of workshop associates and British Council teams as leaders in local and global conversations about the creative economy.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Nesta UK
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

waiting on M&E consultants Tom Fleming UK to avail the conclusions and recommendations

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain