Paula Cardenau

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Argentina

Co-Founder & Director, Njambre
Buenos Aires, Argentina

• More than fifteen years working in the social entrepreneurship field, and four working to advance social enterprise as a tool for systemic change in underprivileged communities.
• Co-Founder and Director of Njambre, the first Social Business Accelerator in Argentina
• Social Business advisor in Ashoka; member of the Community Impact Development Group CIDG for social entrepreneurs
• President of RedActivos, an Argentinean social enterprise; board member in Espacio de Negocios Inclusivos in Di Tella University, in Social Integration Foundation Oscar Alvarado and in The Working World. Advisor in several social enterprises like El Arca, ETV and Community Enterprise Solutions.
• Launched and leaded Social Business Initiative in Ashoka in Latin America
• Social Business Writer in NextBillion
• Was Ashoka Latin America Integrator, and Regional Director for Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Founded the Ashoka Support Network in Argentina -high net worth individuals that commit funding and know how to support Ashoka Fellows- that then became a global benchmark. Launched Citizen Base Initiative in Southern Cone expanded it in South America. Responsible for Ashoka Fellows Selection process in Southern Cone.
Coordinated participatory assessment processes in Argentina’s Social Investment Fund, a World Bank funded government initiative which stimulated community based, demand driven initiatives in rural, extremely low income districts in Argentina.