Professor Awad Saad Hassan, Vice Chancellor of Sudan University of Science and Technology, extends his sincere gratitude and appreciation to the team of professors and lecturers participating in the Social Entrepreneurship Incubator Program sponsored by the British Council and the Sudanese Social Enterprise Association Sudan (SESA), namely,
- Dr. Tariq Okair - Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment at the university
- Dr. Al-Sunni Hamid - Director of the Leather Products Incubator at the university
- Dr. Howayda Adam Almeea Ahmed - College of Business Studies
- Dr. Mohamed Hassan Adam Azraq - College of Business Studies
- Ms. Hala Mohammed Mohammed Ahmed - College of Business Studies
- Mr. Omar El-Tayeb Omar Mohamed - College of Business Studies
- Ms. Zainab Yassin Abdallah - College of Computer Science and Information Technology
- Mr. Hashim Ahmed Al-Hussein - College of Animal Production Science and Technology
It is worth noting that the Social Entrepreneurship Incubator program was sponsored by the British Council and the Sudanese Social Enterprise Association Sudan (SESA), and the incubator lasted about 9 months of advanced training for 13 units related to innovative social ideas to find solutions to societal problems. At the end of the program, SUST students were among the top 5 projects.
Dr. Tariq Okair, the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment at the university, explained that Social entrepreneurship is based on solving societal and environmental problems, they are projects and businesses that generate profits like others, but the profits are reinvested to serve a goal and a societal mission, to create positive change in society, create new job opportunities and reduce inequality, and combine the entrepreneurial skills of the private sector with the values of the private sector public services.
Also, the Sudanese Society for Social Entrepreneurship is the executive body of the program and has linked the entrepreneurship centers in universities, the British Council and the Entrepreneurship Academy. The workshops were held in Corinthia Tower and the training was administered by SESA trainers in addition to university staff awho were nominated by the university's entrepreneurship centers.