British Council

About British Council
  • Based In: United Kingdom
  • Markets Active: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Sector: Education, Employability
  • Beneficiaries: Children and youths, Ethnic minorities, Women and girls
  • Financing Provided: Grant
  • Support Provided: Access to Networks, Other(s)

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

Through our Global Social Enterprise programme, we promote the development of social entrepreneurship to help address entrenched social and environmental problems and deliver positive change in our communities and societies. We have recently launched a new programme called Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) that supports the growth of creative and social enterprises in order to empower women and girls, foster youth employment and support people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.

These programmes provide social entrepreneurs with access to training, mentoring and funding opportunities and promote social enterprise education in schools and universities. We also convene policy dialogues, organise study tours and conduct research to share knowledge and best practice in scaling social enterprise and social investment. Additionally, we deliver international development projects that promote the growth of social entrepreneurship.

Our work draws on UK experience and expertise and is delivered across more than 30 countries with local and international partners, including AVPN and United Nations ESCAP.

It is a systemic approach designed to help foster a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future and build collaboration, opportunities and trust between the UK and other countries.


British Council team members on AVPN Connector
  • Adam Pillsbury

    Senior Communications ManagerBritish Council

  • Ari Sutanti

    Ari Sutanti

    Senior Program ManagerBritish Council

  • Ari Sutanti

    Senior Program ManagerBritish Council

  • Ari Sutanti

    Ari Sutanti

    Senior Program ManagerBritish Council Indonesia

  • Daniel Donnelly

    Programme Lead - Arts East AsiaBritish Council

  • huwoliphant

    British Council East Asia and China Region

  • Jakira Khanam

    Director, Society Programmes, East AsiaBritish Council

  • Jill Richens

    Jill Richens

    Digital Partnerships and Innovations LeadBritish Council

  • Joanne Low

    Alumni, Youth Engagement & Chevening Officer at British High Commission Kuala LumpurBritish Council

  • Katelijn Verstraete

    Director, Arts & Creative Industries East AsiaBritish Council

  • Masud Hossain

    Masud Hossain

    Head of Partnership & Society, Head of Centre in SylhetBritish Council

  • Mi Mi Myo Win

    Mi Mi Myo Win

    Society Programmes ManagerBritish Council Myanmar

  • Pasiwat Sutthirak

    Programmes Manager, SocietyBritish Council

  • Rami Tawfiq

    Rami Tawfiq

    Director of Partnerships - Asia PacificBritish Council

  • Sophia Chan-Combrink

    Sophia Chan-Combrink

    Head of Education and SocietyBritish Council

  • Susannah Morley

    RepresentativeBritish Council

  • Talha Chishti

    Project ManagerBritish Council

  • Tristan Ace

    Tristan Ace

    Global Lead, Partnerships and Development, Social Enterprise and Creative and Inclusive EconomiesBritish Council

  • yujisaito

    British Council East Asia and China Region

  • Zeenia Faraz

    Zeenia Faraz

    Senior Consultant- Gender and InclusionBritish Council