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    Sérgio Serapião is building a national movement to change the paradigm of old age in Brazil. Through networking and a replicable model of meetings, trainings, co-construction of new roles and forms of changemaking, and incubation of initiatives aimed at this public, Sérgio enables the acceleration of social innovation processes that have the elderly in the centre of attention as protagonists as much as beneficiaries.

    Evariste has pioneered a holistic approach to efficiently address the issue of e-waste in West Africa by creating public awareness and engaging the informal sector as environmental agents. He is also enabling the development of a green economy through the valorization and commercialization of products formally considered waste.

    Ilya Yacevich Transforms Trauma Victims from Survivor to Healer

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    How do you dramatically decrease PTSD symptoms while increasing peaceful conflict resolution in one of the world’s most war-torn countries?

    Chethan Gowda: Decreasing Blood Shortages in a Populous Country

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    Struck by the absurdity of dying from a blood shortage in a country of 1.2B people, Chethan Gowda began connecting people around one of life's essential liquids.

    Tracey is economically empowering the most marginalised unemployed mothers and fathers in township communities of South Africa. Using excess stock from retail companies, she creates a fluent supply of merchandise which she merges with a holistic program that focuses on creating self-reliance as a fundamental component for lifelong income generation. In doing so, she enables the unemployed to emerge successfully from a life of poverty.

    With SPEAK, Hugo fosters the organic emergence of local communities where migrants, refugees and locals meet and develop meaningful relationships as equals in a safe sharing space that values diversity, fosters deep human bonds and ultimately creates powerful informal support networks to enable the integration of newcomers.

    Alberto created a model of values transformation through education, changing behavior patterns, transforming criminal gangs into agents of change, and involving the community and family as part of this social reintegration program. He capitalizes negative and violent leadership often existing in criminals and transforms it into a modeler leadership.

    What does it take to be a ‘changemaker’?

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    Rev. Steve Miller is linking historically black colleges and universities with the black church to collect and share stories of the everyday impacts of racism in the U.S., and then leveraging these alliances and stories as a way to engage religious leaders of all races in addressing racial trauma and healing across their ministries.

    To face a heavy trend of social and spatial fragmentation in urban areas, Nicolas Détrie is inserting new room for experimentation within cities. He does so by temporarily occupying vacant buildings and outdoor spaces to test lively urban prototypes that both mix social groups and capacitate citizens to develop new social, cultural or economic initiatives.