The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting held every year in Davos, Switzerland will once again invite social entrepreneurs to attend. The gathering will take place on January 23-27.
This year, 29 social entrepreneurs will participate in initiatives alongside major corporations, policymakers, and academics to shape the agenda for their respective fields in agriculture, health, education, water, and sustainable energy.
These entrepreneurs will bring “on-the-ground” perspectives on how they apply practical, innovative, and sustainable approaches to improve the state of the world.
Those who will be attending are:
Education & Youth
Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi, Al Jisr, Morocco / Education
Martin Burt, Fundación Paraguaya, Paraguay / Education, Rural Development, Financial Inclusion
Brij Kothari, PlanetRead, India / Education
Sébastien Marot, Friends-International, Cambodia / Children, Youth, Homelessness, Education, Health, Enterprise Development, Youth Unemployment
Juergen Griesbeck, streetfootballworld, Germany / Children, Youth, Sport
Jamie McAuliffe, Education For Employment (EFE), USA / Youth Unemployment, Education
Curt N. Rhodes, Questscope, Jordan / Education, Youth
Felipe Vergara, Lumni, Peru / Education, Financial Inclusion
Geoffrey Cape, Evergreen, Canada / Environment, Urbanization
Renat Heuberger, South Pole Carbon, Switzerland / Environment, Sustainability
Tri Mumpuni, IBEKA, Indonesia / Renewable Energy, Rural Development
Sue Riddlestone, BioRegional Development Group, United Kingdom / Environment, Sustainability
Eli Beer, United Hatzalah of Israel, Israel / Health
Roberto Kikawa, Projeto Cies, Brazil / Health
Paul Scott Matthew, North Star Alliance, South Africa / Health
Thulasiraj Ravilla, Aravind Eye Care System (AECS), India / Health
Philip Wilson, Ecofiltro, Guatemala / Water
Civil & Human Rights
Sari Revkin, YEDID, Israel / Social and Economic Rights
Daniel Viederman, Verité, USA / Labour, Human Rights
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Neelam Chhiber, Industree/Mother Earth, India / Rural Development, Enterprise Development
Anne Hastings, Fonkoze Financial Services, Haiti / Financial Inclusion, Enterprise Development
Sarah Mavrinac, aidha, United Arab Emirates / Migration, Women, Financial Inclusion
Bruce McNamer, TechnoServe, USA / Enterprise Development, Rural Development
Anna Meloto-Wilk, Human Nature, Philippines / Rural Development, Enterprise Development, Environment, Consumer Awareness
Juliana Rotich, Ushahidi, Kenya / Crisis Mapping, Technology
Linda Rottenberg, Endeavor, USA / Enterprise Development, Employment
Mark Ruiz, MicroVentures, Philippines / Enterprise Development, Rural Development, Women
Thorkil Sonne, Specialist People Foundation, Denmark / Employment, Disabilities
Debbie Taylor, Proximity Designs, Myanmar / Rural Development, Agriculture
Source: Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Photo from the World Economic Forum.
Social Enterprise Buzz is a media company dedicated to covering social enterprise news from around the world. We publish a range of stories from startups to entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance, which showcase business making the world a better place. Read more.