Topic : Relations interculturelles
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Mónica Litovsky Díaz, a deeply thoughtful sociologist, uses Uruguay’s medicinal herb harvesting agro-ecological production and processing to bring popular and traditional knowledge into a modern framework, secure the participation of a marginalized population as suppliers in a developing market, and protect the environment.
Nadine Naidoo is reviving the culture of citizen service in South Africa and enabling it to flourish.
Rajeev Vartak (India 1992) is launching a program to develop science teaching and self-learning aids for school children. He introduces his ideas through science fairs and organized teachers groups.
Molly Barker is building a new women’s liberation movement that breaks the cultural stereotypes and barriers preventing girls and young women from living healthy, authentic lives.
A pioneer in the field of HIV prevention and care in India, Anjali Gopalan has stepped in to fill the deepest gap that exists in preventive and curative work in India today, by designing a model for an integrated system in children’s care facilities which includes HIV+ children.
Only a small, privileged group of American students travel abroad in cultural exchange programs. When they do, it is often life-changing. Kristin Hayden wants more young Americans to understand and experience the cultures that are most relevant to our country’s future. She is reaching out to help disadvantaged American youth become the next generation of global leaders with a new worldview.
Dr. U. Jaikumaran is working with agriculture laborers in India to prepare the agriculture sector to meet the country’s food needs, by organizing them into a Food Security Army and introducing technology, efficiency, and professionalism to their work.
Thorkil Sonne is transforming the way society perceives autism—from viewing it as a handicap to recognizing that it can become a competitive advantage. By demonstrating that autistic people can not only function in the business world, but can thrive as specialists in certain types of work, he is offering an often isolated population the opportunity for active, productive and fulfilling lives.
Rajeev Khedkar is restoring the diversity of plant species cultivated in India by teaching farmers how to use, modify and preserve traditional species of rice. The re­introduction of traditional rice species will help farmers confront their problems of soil infertility, plant diseases and pests, and climate change.
Brij Kothari has leveraged the ubiquitous presence of television in rural India and the billion-strong Indian population’s voracious appetite for film songs to infuse reading practice into entertainment. By creating a technological tool devoid of any major infrastructural inputs and hence easily replicable, Brij has demonstrated a model that can spread globally.