Topic : Imprenditoria Sociale
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Christopher Omusi uses a broad range of volunteers and individuals and businesses to teach, provide career guidance, and generally help the disabled. His teams enable physically disabled people to re-engage fully with mainstream society.
Working in the poorer sections of Cote d'Ivoire's capital, Abidjan, that are not served by public trash collection services, Joseph N'Gata has pioneered a cost-effective youth-based model for municipal trash collection.
Since the early 1980s Danielle Desguees has promoted a culture of entrepreneurship in France; an economy historically dominated by large firms and state enterprises.
Mohamed Abou El Naga is working to create sustainable employment in rural villages and communities in Egypt by reviving the traditional craft of papermaking. His process addresses a number of challenges in the community, including providing skills and work to the unemployed, women, and the disabled; recycling agricultural waste which would otherwise be burned; and creating new markets for paper products and art.
Concerned by deepening poverty and malnutrition fueled by exorbitant, ever-rising food prices and the prevalence of adulterated products, Thomas Kumolu-Johnson is reorganizing the food distribution and marketing chain in Nigeria to connect farmers directly with consumers and to stir public demand for safe food.
Kumrab Phanthong is encouraging farmers to shift from "Green Revolution" monoculture farming techniques to traditional polyculture techniques, through mechanisms that increase their knowledge of farming techniques, market wisdom and ultimately, collective bargaining power.
Ashok Kadam (1999) is crafting a grassroots-driven model to make industrial expansion in eco-zones of the country responsible, planned and environmentally-viable. Recognizing that blanket citizen opposition to industrialization cannot counter the powerful for-profit camp, Ashok Kadam is bringing together local communities, industries and the government to collaborate on win-win models of industrial growth that ensure minimal economic and ecological losses.
Leena Joshi is creating a broad-based movement, led primarily by marginalized women, to reform the Indian government's centralized food subsidy system. She is seeking policy changes that will reduce corruption, make the system accountable to its beneficiaries, and result in more equitable and transparent food distribution.
Raúl Cabrera is recovering abandoned and underutilized land on Ecuador's coast and offering new options to coffee farmers who have been affected by shifts in international markets.