‘We’ve been using this as a sort of mandatory retreat’ - Etienne Salborn, SINA

Etienne Salborn is the founder of Social Innovation Academy (SINA) in Uganda, a growing network of residential centres that help marginalised youth to identify and develop sustainable solutions to problems in their own communities. Its first base opened in 2015 in Mpigi, 40km from the capital city Kampala, and has trained some 300 young people, or ‘scholars’, to date. Salborn talks us through the implications of strict lockdown on a self-organising team, the social businesses it has nurtured – and the arrival of his first child. Plus, we hear from a SINA scholar who's found an opportunity to focus on untapped markets.



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