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.
Our country needs cross-disciplinary collaboration between social enterprises to solve some of the complex problems of our development hotspots. Microentrepreneurship, accelerator organizations and addressing information gaps can be some of the key factors in achieving this.
There are several individuals and institutions investing their capital in businesses that are creating social change–and these basic questions that they typically ask might help if you are a social entrepreneur.
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.
SDGs are grand vision statements, universally accepted and based on common social good. Social entrepreneurs and changemakers should not only create impact metrics that align with them but also tell stories that reflect the spirit of the SDGs in the impact efforts of their organizations.
#economyforall: Understanding The Need For Holistic Interventions To Tackle Inequality With Priya Naik, Founder, Samhita
Our chat with Samhita Founder and CEO, Priya Naik on why holistic interventions with all the stakeholders are necessary to reduce inequality.
Understanding why it is necessary to support ideas in the early stage for building a sustainable Social Enterprise and how its done at NSRCEL from Aakarsh Naidu, Director of Ecosystem Initiatives.
Pulling people at the bottom of the pyramid out of poverty means making productive job and livelihood opportunities available to them. Upaya is playing a role of a catalyst by investing in social entrepreneurs who focus on this through their accelerator program.
The role of social entrepreneurs in the areas of access to basic necessities and creation of livelihood opportunities can certainly help our country take great strides towards the ideal goal of ‘No Poverty’.
In this Live Hangout, I asked him about the basic idea behind the 1M1B initiative, how his village accelerator program works, his views on social entrepreneurs aligning with SDGs and the way ahead for him.