Interaction with Srinivas Ramanujam on how are innovations in agriculture helping small farmers get access to better services and eventually find a way out of poverty.
If businesses big and small practice socially responsible behaviour then human society will witness a sea of change in quality of life and hope for a better future. However this can only happen if they are run by managers and leaders who know what it means to run a sustainable business.
Development of BoP needs creating a level playing field through entrepreneurship. This means training rural enterprises in leadership and managerial skills.
India needs social enterprises who rise at the grass root level, understand the problems of disadvantaged communities more intimately and innovate solutions sharply focused on various problems faced by them.
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.
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.
Social Enterprises are key instruments of social change and thus their role in helping us achieve Sustainable Development Goals is highly critical.
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.
Anusha Bhardwaj, Executive Director of Voice4Girls shares her experiences with us about working for development of adolescent girls in rural areas.