2020 UNH/IFA Virtual Conference on Social Franchising

Using Financing to Unleash the Power of Franchising in the Social Sector

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Time: 10 A.M.  - 2 P.M. Eastern Time (UTC -4)

The Rosenberg International Franchise Center (Peter T. Paul College of Business at the University of New Hampshire) and the International Franchise Association Social Sector Franchise Task Force are delighted to invite you to the 2020 UNH/IFA Virtual Conference on Social Franchising. This free, four-hour, multidisciplinary meeting is a unique international conference convening a diverse group of social sector and commercial franchisors and franchisees, social impact investors and donors, franchise experts and consultants, thought leaders and scholars from around the world.


Conference Webinar Recordings/Videos

Conference Welcome Remarks: Hachemi Aliouche, Marla Rosen (13:23 video)

Keynote Introduction & Presentation | Q&A: Julie McBride, Marc Blumenthal (1:02:52 video)

Kidogo Presentation | Q&A: Sabrina Habib (31:15 video)

Jibu Presentation | Q&A: Galen Welsch, Walter Tukahiirwa (59:19 video)

Unjani Clinics Presentation | Q&A: Lynda Toussaint (24:31 video)

Conference Wrap-up & Closing Thoughts: Hachemi Aliouche, Peter D. Holt (6:59 video)


Conference Partner

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Conference Agenda

Download the conference agenda. 



PART 1:   10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time

(U.S. and Canada)





 Dr. E. Hachemi Aliouche,  Director, Rosenberg International Franchise Center (Peter T. Paul College of Business, University of New  Hampshire)

 Marla Rosner,  Senior Learning Consultant, MSA Worldwide; and Chair, International Franchise Association Social Sector Franchising  Task Force



 Why Social Franchising Is A Smart Investment For Impact Investment 



 Julie McBride, Founder & CEO, Stage Six

 Marc Blumenthal, Founder, Social Ventures Foundation

 BREAK 11:15  a.m.  

PART 2:   11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

(U.S. and Canada)



 Jibu Presentation


 Galen Welsch, CEO, Jibu

 Walter Tukahiirwa, Franchisee, Jibu


 BREAK 12:30 p.m.  

PART 3:   12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

(U.S. and Canada)



 Kidogo Presentation 



 Sabrina Habib, Co-Founder, Kidogo



 Unjani Clinics Presentation



 Lynda Toussaint, CEO, Unjani Clinics


 Conference Wrap up & Closing Thoughts 



 Dr. E. Hachemi Aliouche, Director, Rosenberg International Franchise Center (Peter T. Paul College of Business, University of New Hampshire)

 Peter D. Holt, President & CEO, The Joint Chiropratic; and Vice-Chair, International Franchise Association Social Sector     Franchising Task Force



Speaker Profiles

Marc Blumenthal, Executive Director, Social Ventures Foundation 

Read Marc Blumenthal's bio here.


Galen Welsch, Co-Founder, Jibu

Read Galen Welsch's bio here.

Walter Tukahiirwa, Franchisee, Jibu


Sabrina Habib, Co-Founder, Kidogo 



Lynda Toussaint, CEO, Unjani Clinics

Read Lynda Toussaint's bio here.


Case Studies

Jibu Case Study:       

This 2017 case study provides an overview of the business model, operations, and approaches of the social sector franchise, Jibu. Jibu seeks to simultaneously provide lasting access to affordable drinking water and to contribute to economic development through a network of locally-owned franchise businesses in East Africa and beyond.  

Read Case Study Here

Kidogo Case Study:

This 2020 case study provides an overview of Kidogo, an innovative East African social enterprise that is harnessing the power of social sector franchising. Kidogo combines best-practice early childhood Centres of Excellence best practices with a social franchising method that supports the quality improvement and growth of local childcare micro-businesses. 

Read Case Study Here


Unjani Case Study:       

Unjani Clinic is a network of black women owned and operated primary healthcare clinics that provide accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to communities in low income areas. It is an innovative model to address the inequality which exists between private and public healthcare services in South Africa.

In addition to the case study, you may also download:

Unjani Clinic Fact Sheet

Unjani Clinic Footprint (Map)

Read Case Study Here