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6th March
to 17th April
300 You will earn 300 gold points for completing this activity.
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Project Chakra: Do you want to be social entrepreneur TODAY!

6th March to 17th April
Do you want to make a positive impact? Join this immersive workshop based on a social enterprise in India who are positively disrupting waste management and women’s empowerment. Use simulation role-play and gamification to enhance your entrepreneurial skills, solve real world problems, meet the UN SDGs and understand social entrepreneurship
This activity is offered as part of Go Global - an exciting set of activities, , allowing students to engage in an international experience.

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Do you compromise on women’s income in the short term to scale the organisation for long term development? How will you deal with conflict and competition from the incumbents in this sector? What does it take to systematically solve this problem? These are the kind of questions that will be explored in these workshops. You will also explore the diverse perspectives to these questions and think how we might start to work towards answering them.

This award winning series of workshops covers three components:

  • First, you will play the role of one of several stakeholders in a complex system:

Put yourself into the shoes of others to build an understanding of their needs and concerns, through which you will understand the drivers of the current urban waste management problem.

  • Second, solve the problem:

Take the role of a social entrepreneur, and build a sustainable business model to address the problem you have just experienced.

  • Third, we invite you to help us drive innovation: 

The urban waste management problem is vast and the solution needs to scale while keeping women’s empowerment the core focus. 

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Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Understand...the UN SDGs in the context of a real social enterprise.
  • Develop... an understanding of Systems Thinking and how to tackle problems holistically by simulating a real system.
  • Become... resourceful and improve decision making by responding to unforeseen issues that frequently occur on the ground.
  • Use... tools such as Design Thinking, which will facilitate skill development in business model innovation, problem solving, teamwork and communication.
  • Form...the foundation for you to engage further in solving complex social problems.
  • Open up... internship and volunteer opportunities with UNDP partner social impact organisations in India.
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


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