Could the answer to development and other thematic issues in the global south be solved by social enterprise? The increase of small and large business corporations in the global south especially in Africa is evident in the variety of goods and services provided. The thematic issues surrounding development are complexly intertwined. The precarity of the monumental setbacks experienced in Africa and the global south, has evolved into traditions, culture, and norms. The solutions to these issues go beyond crafting and implementation of developmental policies. It requires entrenched community-based development (CBD). “We cannot solve the world’s problem with the same thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein.
A significant challenge confronting the global south and the globe is the current warming trend. The global temperature is rising at an unprecedented level. It has led to extended drought, which has been the causalities of the surge in ethnic violence (farmers and herdsmen constantly clashing). The battle for limited ecological resources has become a zero-sum game in emerging countries. However, these under development have created sustainable pathways to tackle existing issues such as climate change, youth unemployment, increasing poverty level, while leveraging on the increase of public-private partnership participation. These new pathways that have opened from these challenges, has paved the way to address the problems through a new dimension. The neo-dimensional approach that fosters a sustainable approach towards, development, creation of value, decent chance to opportunity for all and business partnership. Whether for profit motive or not, business plays a significant role in addressing social challenges, addressing public discourse in entrepreneurial form is a mechanism to elevate Africa into a 21st -century blue and circular economy. What makes social enterprise quintessential is that, it addresses societal issues sustainably and effectively, bringing several social investors to less developed communities by ensuring a stable platform for profit or not.