Being recognized by the Prime Minister himself, IIT Bombay’s SoULS project is one of the most innovative and scalable social impact projects in the country. It offers valuable insights into poverty alleviation, women empowerment and social change through access to clean energy.
Developing the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) community as producers is incomplete without giving access to marketplaces. Sustainable Development can be ensured if social entrepreneurs focus on developing BoP as Producers.
As a part of my documentary series #economyforall, this short film brings to you voices of people in rural Rajasthan and offers perspectives of functionaries of Haqdarshak, a social enterprise that helps citizens benefit from govt welfare schemes.
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.
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.
Social innovators analyse a socio-economic issue from a human angle and build a solution that is rooted in empathy for the end user.
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.
Suvankar Mishra talks about the 2 pillars of Inequality – Crony Capitalism and Lack of Transparent Governance, in this Op-Ed
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.
In this Hangout Vikash talks about some classic problems of tribal people, his experience of working in Naxalite areas and shares his views on social entrepreneurship and its ability to bring about social change.