Panel + Q&A (*Maximum 4 Panelists)

What We’ve Known and Forgotten, Local Value Chains Are Critical to Thriving Communities

You voted for this

A global pandemic brought home what we already knew, but in many cases weren’t acting on, healthy local value chains are critical to communities surviving and thriving.  The pandemic caused disruptions in global value chains which meant PPE, COVID-19 testing kits, and toilet paper wasn’t where it needed to be.  Luckily with the ingenuity of social entrepreneurs and intermediaries, these problems got solved quickly in communities through place-based innovation.  The panel will discuss the value for local ecosystems to coalesce, how to identify what local value chains need disruption, and motivating unlikely partners to the table.

Confirmed Panelists

Moderator: Pamela Roussos, Chief Community Officer, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University


Jay Nwachu, President, Innovation Works 


Unconfirmed Panelists

two social enterprise leaders that are leading local value chain disruptions.

Share this session idea

Comment on this session idea

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *