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.
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.
Healthcare tech startups play a key role in achieving SDG#3 of ‘ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being’ through service or product delivery to most vulnerable populations. Stories of their impact need to showcase how they do this.
While a social enterprise may not have the luxury of using competitive compensation as a carrot, marketing its grand vision for social change to potential leaders and managers, creating a transparent and inclusive culture and empowering its field staff will go a long way in retaining the right talent.
If we as a nation have to achieve SDG # 10 that focuses on reducing inequality we need to transition large masses of people out of poverty towards better opportunities and ultimately a better life. Social entrepreneurship can be a game changer.
Poverty and Inequality have a co-relation in our country. We could address both of them simultaneously if the Government and Social Entrepreneurs work in tandem to bring basic necessities and livelihood opportunities to those at the bottom of the pyramid.
In this Hangout I asked Arun about the larger social problem he is addressing through his product, how the product works, how he intends to reach his target users and the way ahead for his venture.
Government can only create the required environment & policies to achieve Healthcare SDGs, however the fulfillment of these goals at the grassroots lies on the shoulders of social entrepreneurs in this space.
Earth Day Feature: Live Hangout with Kathy Walkling, Co-founder Of EcoFemme, A Socent That Makes Washable Pads For Women
In this Live Hangout, Kathy Walkling talks about the cultural limitations surrounding menstruation, EcoFemme’s impact model, their products and initiatives towards empowering women.