British Council

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.

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Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

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The team at British Council

  • Daniel Donnelly

    Daniel Donnelly

    Programme Lead - Arts East Asia

    British Council

  • Adam Pillsbury

    Adam Pillsbury

    Senior Communications Manager

    British Council

  • Ari Sutanti

    Ari Sutanti

    Senior Program Manager

    British Council

  • Ari Sutanti

    Ari Sutanti

    Senior Program Manager

    British Council Indonesia

  • becky.schutt


    Head of Developing Inclusive and Creative Economy (DICE)

  • huwoliphant


    British Council East Asia and China Region

  • Jill Richens

    Jill Richens

    Digital Partnerships and Innovations Lead

    British Council

  • Joanne Low

    Joanne Low

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

    British Council

  • Masud Hossain

    Masud Hossain

    Head of Partnership & Society, Head of Centre in Sylhet

    British Council

  • Mi Mi Myo Win

    Mi Mi Myo Win

    Society Programmes Manager

    British Council Myanmar

  • Pasiwat Sutthirak

    Pasiwat Sutthirak

    Programmes Manager, Society

    British Council

  • Sophia Chan-Combrink

    Sophia Chan-Combrink

    Head of Education and Society

    British Council

  • Talha Chishti

    Talha Chishti

    Project Manager

    British Council

  • Tristan Ace

    Tristan Ace

    Global Lead, Partnerships and Development, Social Enterprise and Creative and Inclusive Economies

    British Council

  • yujisaito


    British Council East Asia and China Region

  • Zeenia Faraz

    Zeenia Faraz

    Senior Consultant- Gender and Inclusion

    British Council

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