Distributing rice, lentils and soap among vulnerable communities during COVID-19

Although the strictest lockdown conditions were eased in Southern India, people in tribal areas are still facing impaired access to food supply. Where limited transportation facilities and shortened opening hours of grocery shops restrict people’s possibilities, it adds onto job loss in the formal and informal sector and a third wave of COVID-19 infections. Access…

Soap making day to protect tribal communities

The COVID-19 virus is a huge risk to all, and even more for ethnic minorities. Tribals comprise a substantial minority population of India, making up 8.6% of India‘s population, or 104.2 million people, according to the 2011 census. One of the most impactful activities to combat infections is soap and hygiene practices. But soap is…

Moving from Local Corporate Social Responsibility to Global Social Engagement

How society and companies can practice innovative social engagement and profit from doing so In the late 1940s and early 1950s, a number of international social organizations were founded. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund increasingly broadened their scope of activity and soon began promoting “international development.” In addition to the large development…

Do you know the kanthari talks in Trivandrum, India 2019?

From 29 November to 01 December 2019 change makers from 10 countries who are participating in the kanthari program 2019 will present their captivating life stories of resilience and hope. In just 10 minutes, each participant will educate, entertain and humble you with their stories, dreams and action plans for a better society. Come and…

From doing more health at the ground to the United Nations – and meeting some Indian stakeholders of health and innovation.

Today, we are with Making More Health in Genève: „Health is about changing mindsets and about connecting people. About facilitating and promoting partnerships across countries to co-create, it’s about delivering a better future based on innovation and innovative thinking and doing….“ Thoughts we exchanged today in a panel session at UN. I’m very proud for…

Visiting Nasscom, one of the big tech startup hubs in Bangalore

From field visits in tribal villages in Tamil Nadu to one of the biggest and most known Innovation hubs in Bangalore: just a 50 minutes flight away. A short flight that connects ancient times and the future! Today, I had a meeting with Nasscom startup warehouse and I have met some startups who are part…