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Friday, April 1, 2011

Holistic Solution Or Mission Creep: Is the Risk Worth the Reward?

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Session Description

The most successful social innovators change, revise and augment their strategies frequently to address problems on a larger scale and at a deeper level. This process of continuous evolution and reinvention is fraught with uncertainty and the potential for failure. It also demands ongoing experimentation, growth and learning. Three social entrepreneurs talk about the difficult decisions they made to increase the scale and depth of their impact—and the steps they took to mitigate the inherent risks.

 

When | Where

09:00 - 10:30 Friday, April 1

Session leaders

  • Master in Arts with an additional degree in Law. Founder and CEO of IDE-India (www.ide-india.org). IDEI promote solutions to increase small holder farm productivity through market forces. Till date more than 1.5 million house holds have been benefitted from IDEI promoted technologies and services
  • David Bornstein Speaker
    CEO, Solutions Journalism Network
    David Bornstein is a co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which seeks to legitimize and spread the practice of solutions journalism: rigorous reporting that examines responses to social problems. He has been a newspaper and magazine reporter for 25 years and currently co-authors the “Fixes” column in The New York Times. His books include How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, and Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. He lives in New York.
  • Sebastien Marot Speaker
    Founder, Executive Director, Friends-International
    Sébastien Marot is the Founder and Executive Director of Friends-International, an internationally acclaimed global social enterprise supporting over 90,000 marginalized children and youth each year. With his team of 700 staff he has led the expansion of the organization into 12 countries across 4 continents, developing best practice programs that provide protection and social reintegration services including access to employment for youth and family members, school reintegration for children and family conservation. To support this expansion, Friends-International is using a series of social business models providing training opportunities and financial sustainability for the organization, and has franchised its training restaurants model (the TREE Alliance). In order to support the development of quality services for children, youth and families across the world, Friends-International has established and is powering the ChildSafe Movement. This Movement selects, trains, certifies and supports businesses, private individuals and tourists to better protect children and develops a large partnership of 60 organizations that work together to develop and coordinate best quality services. In recognition of his work Sébastien has been awarded various accolades including the Order of Australia for “service to humanity”, the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, was voted Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 in Asia by the Schwab Foundation and Friends-International was recognized as one of the top 100 NGO’s by The Global Journal in 2012 and 2013.
  • Vera Cordeiro Speaker
    Founder and Board President, Saúde Criança
    Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Associação Saúde Criança was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received her MD as a general practioner in 1975 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. From 1978 to 1998, she worked at the Hospital da Lagoa founding in 1979 the Psychosomatic Department. In 1991, she founded the Associação Saúde Criança, a social organization that uses a pioneering methodology to promote the well-being of socially vulnerable families, with long-term results, proven by researchers at Georgetown University (link: http://www.saudecrianca.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Saude-Crianca-Brief-English-Final-1.pdf) . It has also an impact on public policy in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, helping thousands of people through city government. ASC was elected by Global Geneva the best social organization of Latin American and the 19ª best of the world. Dr. Vera is an Ashoka fellow, a Skoll Foundation awardee, Schwab Foundation social entrepreneur, an Avina leader, a member of the World Council of Ashoka, a board member of Volans and from 2005-2011 a Board member of PATH: A Catalyst for Global Health.