People at the Bottom of the Pyramid should be empowered to challenge their status quo and beat poverty. This can only happen when they can participate in the economy as producers. Social entrepreneurs have a major role to play here.
Social enterprises by the very nature of their purpose are not poised to scale exponentially. This means that the most effective way for them to achieve large-scale social impact is to collaborate with each other and with different stakeholders across the impact ecosystem.
WASH innovation cannot work in a silo. It needs to work in tandem with positive interventions like awareness through seminars and village level events to help people become more vocal about their problems and make the impact more sustainable.
India can truly realize her potential only if she builds an inclusive economy. We believe government alone cannot do this. We need social entrepreneurs to step in.
India ranks 34th on awareness about social entrepreneurship. Complex nature of business, lack of success stories and inability to attract talent are some of the main reasons for this.
Social innovators analyse a socio-economic issue from a human angle and build a solution that is rooted in empathy for the end user.
Social accelerators have to show that they are making a real world impact. Storytelling is the way ahead. Here’s how.
Scale and efficiency are two of the biggest benefits of technology. We need tech innovators, investors and evangelists to start employing technology towards sustainable development.
Problems of poverty and inequality have a complex correlation between them. While governmental policy is the biggest change agent, we need social entrepreneurs to effectively address these problems at the grassroots. Here are some promising social entrepreneurs I spoke to.
It is a conventional view that bringing about change in water access and sanitation is the sole domain of the government. However without grassroots social innovation, massive govt schemes may be ineffectual in achieving Sustainable Development Goal #6. Here we look at some of the promising WASH innovators.