An open environment where citizens can learn and take action to solve social issues.
The makesense community allows you to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable development goals and make an impact by mobilizing people and raising awareness, using design-thinking methods and collective intelligence to accelerate the impact of social entrepreneurs, creating social business solutions, and collaborating with all stakeholders to make a considerable impact.
Discover our formats
2 hours discussion to talk about an issue participants care about and to connect to other people eager to understand, learn and act.
A joint initiative against food waste. Through a 2-4 hour event, we re-use fruits and vegetables that were about to be wasted and distribute them for free as fruit salads, juices and salads. The event is waste and plastic free.
Multiple online and offline trainings are offered for the community to develop in-demand soft skills (facilitation, moderation, time management, event planning, non-violent communication and much more).
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Organize your own event
Organizing an event is easy. The best way to learn is to do it with somebody.
Our programs for citizens
Citizen Engagement Program
A free educational online and offline program that was born out of the need to spread the notion of social entrepreneurship in Lebanon. The program includes a 6-episode online course about social entrepreneurship in Arabic and offline events to encourage participants to meet and connect.
More than 20 experts from the local ecosystem share their backgrounds, journeys, tips and impact they have on the community.
This program also contains two workshops (sense_camp and a social project creation workshop (sense_fiction) where participants can put into practice the knowledge they acquired and interact with the social entrepreneurs and experts from the course.
The 4 step program invites a group of citizens to discover the world of
Social entrepreneurship, and the different journeys they can take to have
a social and/or environmental impact on their communities of choice.
The program is completed once the participant organizes an event, with the support of the makesense community and the ecosystem of entrepreneurs and NGOs.
Ambassador – Kickstarter program
The kickstarter program is a way for citizens to learn how to make an impact in their community. It gives them tools to create a ‘hotspot’ in their city and organise active citizens events. They learn how to lead and develop a community, connect with like-minded people, and facilitate events to activate and boost the ecosystem.
Our ambassadors in MENA
You want to be a makesense ambassador ?