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GESR Summit 2015: discover the Social Innovation Cluster in Egypt
20/09/2015 @ 08:00 - 21/09/2015 @ 17:00
GESR is a program launched by Misr El-Kheir Foundation in 2013. It fosters the commercialization of technology-based, affordable and quality innovations to serve the underprivileged population. In 2014, GESR Social Innovation Cluster — EU funded project — was founded by 7 partners, each of them plays a major role in developing, managing, and sustaining the cluster with the aim of empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) through social innovation and entrepreneurship.
About the Summit:
“Social innovation refers to the application of innovative, practical, sustainable, market-based approaches that achieve transformative social and/or environmental change, with an emphasis on under-served populations.”
Since this is GESR’s main mandate as a cluster, we are organizing a cutting edge event for individuals and organizations driving social impact. Through a two-day event of accomplished guest speakers, hands-on workshops, corporate insights and fast-track innovation, we aspire to create a compelling environment with a passionate audience for sustainable value creation.
This year’s motto is “Technology for Impact”, as we believe in harnessing the power of technology to accelerate social movements and change for good, and to disrupt outmoded, ineffective approaches. Understanding that technology unto itself isn’t a solution for greater equality, we’re deeply interested in how it can be utilized to be a positive force for change.
1.Capacity Building: We will address topics such as social impact measurement, lean product development, design for affordability, effectuation, social scale up strategy, and many other areas that aim at building the capacities and knowledge of social innovators and impact investors, CSR’s and development organizations.
2.Spreading Awareness: Spreading awareness about social innovation, impact investing and the pursuit of purpose driven careers.
3.Showcasing Best Practices and Success Stories: Presenting and conceiving successful social innovation models worldwide and means of localizing them.
4.Bringing Together The Socially Responsible Community: Students, organizations, professionals and people with backgrounds across the board are coming together to discuss and share ideas, methods and experiences, and address environmental, economic and social challenges while building an effective network.
Discover the programme here