Forum for Innovation in African Universities

Edwin Zu-Cudjoe is the Executive Director of Social Enterprise Ghana, the national network of about 800 social enterprises and 16 hubs operating in Ghana. Edwin is also the co-founder of SocialFarm Company Ltd, an agribusiness social enterprise that engages young university graduates through on-farm co-operatives in Ghana.

He has 14 years of work experience in business development, training, trade and investment promotion having worked with Voltic Ghana, Vodafone Ghana, Glo Ghana and Ansa Systems Ltd in various senior management positions. He has a first degree from the University of Ghana, Legon and an MBA in Global Business and Sustainability-Social Entrepreneurship from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan and an MSc in Development Finance (FDI, MSME and Start-up Finance) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana.

He is a strong advocate for policies that promote social and green businesses and inter-regional trade and is passionate about student and university entrepreneurship and university-industry collaboration. He has done presentations to more than 2,000 university student communities on social entrepreneurship as a tool to address graduate unemployment.