Topic : Imprenditoria Sociale
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Rita Thapa is breaking new ground in the field of philanthropy in Nepal by encouraging the mobilization of local resources in the country. Her organization, Tewa, aims to increase the self-reliance of Nepalis, particularly rural women, and ultimately reduce dependency on foreign donors.
Anil Agarwal is raising public consciousness of environmental issues through publications in order to create a sensible development policy.
Corina Lang has developed a simple low-cost method for integrating people with special needs into all social and public institutions in Argentine society. Her program is dismantling the stereotypes and misinformation that have long prevented Argentina's disabled from becoming fully integrated into society.
Dismayed by the lack of opportunities for women's leadership, Fatima Khanam seeks to ensure women's equal participation in all spheres of life by improving young female students's understanding of the status and challenges of women in Bangladesh society, and providing concrete employment and leadership programs during their studies.
Ifeoma Okoye is improving the prospects for infrastructure and human resource development in the health care sector in Nigeria and Africa by creating a framework for sponsored clinical drug trials that will make the continent an offshore outsourcing destination for ethical clinical trials.
Saadya El Wafy is promoting development in squatter areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that are often ignored. She convenes stakeholders in a framework of civil district councils and empowers communities to alleviate poverty. The first Saudi woman to found a community-based civil society organization in the country, Saadya is pioneering a new level of community mobilization towards development and a heightened awareness of poverty throughout the country.
Rajeev George offers a viable solution to the acute housing problems faced by the urban poor. His unique approach to city planning is founded on high-integrity, verifiable data, the strategic use of future-sensitive technology, and the active participation of settlement dwellers.
Cristina Sosa is promoting women's leadership within and across local human service organizations, starting with the field of child care, and in so doing is transforming human service provision in Uruguay.
Traditional social movements and government interventions have often failed to win businesses to the cause of social responsibility. Diego Carvajal builds a network of vibrant institutions to help businesses see the value of positive social reform, and helps individual consumers use everyday economic decisions to maximize their political impact.
Sonali Ojha is empowering street children to create and sustain a vision of the future through an innovative and participatory curriculum that will help them to leave the street behind and build successful lives. By training organizations working with street children nationally and internationally in this new curriculum, she wants to add wholeness of spirit and emotion to the list of "basic necessities" children need.