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Les Peuples du Monde

Exhibition Stands

Media Lounge

Showcase of Social Innovative Projects

Cultural Hub
18:00 – 22:00
Place de la Navigation

08:30 – 09:30 | Meet & Greet Breakfast for Media, Speakers, Partners
10:00 – 10:30 | Opening Remarks

10:30 – 12:30 | Cities of the Future

Sou Fujimoto speaker sigef Between Nature and Architecture
Sou Fujimoto, Founder, Sou Fujimoto Architects Japanese Architect


Christian_Brunier_speaker_sigef Clean Energy: The Propeller of the Cities of the Future
Christian Brunier, CEO, Services Industriels de Genève
(in French)


Didier_Hamon_speaker_sigef Airports: The physical internet network
Didier Hamon, General Secretary, Aéroports de Paris


Gorka_Espiau_speaker_sigef Disruptive Urban Social Innovation
Gorka Espiau, Director of Innovation for Cities & Regions, The Young Foundation
12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch

13:30 – 15:30 | Workshop: Water for All, Source of Life

Ariane Kirtley
Mehdi Hadj-Abed
Olivier Gurtner

1.3 billion people in the world lack access to clean water and 2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation. Many strategies have been implemented throughout the years, including the privatization of water resources. This workshop is set to examine simple and lasting solutions, which should involve all stakeholders, in conjunction with NGOs that are already active in that area. During this workshop, priorities may be defined and lasting solutions will be presented, from simple to complex. The goal is to enhance drinking water accessibility for all.

Room 18
Language: English

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14:00 – 15:30 | Workshop: When Nature Has Its Way

Jérémy Narby

The anthropologist Jeremy Narby, who has dedicated the best of his life to the uncovering of the link between traditional cultures and advanced science, will present his theory and research findings drawn from his fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon. He will furthermore tackle the issue of nature’s “independent intelligence” and “what humanity can learn from nature’s economy and knowingness in its own search for a saner and more sustainable way of life.”

Room 15
Language: English

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14:00 – 16:00 | Workshop: Youth and Social Innovation

Karolina_Piotrowska-speaker-sigef huong ly dang alexandra boethius
Karolina Piotrowska
Huong Ly Dang
Alexandra ‘Santu’ Boëthius

This particular workshop is set to showcase social innovation projects and strategies that are currently developed, undertaken and implemented by youth groups (or individuals) who, in conjunction with other socially involved individuals and groups of all ages, are working for social change in their community. A group of young social innovators will share creative solutions to particular social problems identified by them within their community or beyond. The goal is to promote and explore the skills and efforts of today’s youths to make a difference.

Room 14
Language: English

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14:00 – 16:00 | Presentation of Participating Projects

SIGEF 2014 Projects Finalists

Each project bearer will have 5 mins to speak about his/her project. The format may be any, with or without audiovisual aids. The presentation should address the following points:
1. How is the project socially innovative, are there other projects similar out there, is it missing in a particular geographical region or globally?
2. Does the project have the potential to be extrapolated in any country worldwide? If there are any limitations, what are they?
3. What are the concrete positive impacts/affect of the project?

Room 13
Language: English

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13:30 – 15:30 | Socially Oriented Communication for Global Interactions

Richard_Stalman_speaker_sigef What Stands in the Way of Digital Freedom?
Richard Stallman, President, Free Software Foundation


Murilo_Gun_speaker_sigef Creativity and Empathy: Skills of the Future
Murilo Gun, Brazilian Comedian, TedX Speaker, Entrepreneur


Yonathan_Parienti_speaker_sigef Social Networking for Social Good
Yonathan Parienti, CEO, Horyou


Meriwether_Hardie_speaker_sigef Networking the Supply Chain, from the Ground Up
Meriwether Hardie, Executive Associate, The Rainforest Alliance
15:30 – 16:30 | Break

16:30 – 18:30 | Innovative Business Models for New Global Ethics

JC_Laugee_speaker_sigef Danone Ecosystem Fund: Co-Creating Inclusive Innovation for Future Value
Jean-Christophe Laugée, Social Innovation and Ecosystem Director, Danone


Marianne_Sebastien_speaker_sigef From Misery to Creative Business, an Exponential Transformation
Marianne Sébastien, Founder, Voix Libres
(in French)


Kate_Ahern_speaker_sigef Impact Investing: Bringing the Power of Business to the Social Sector
Kate Ahern, VP Social Innovation, The Case Foundation


GligorTashkovic_speaker_sigef Gligor Tashkovich, Registered Representative AlphaSource Capital Securities LLC
*Please note that the times above are tentative and subject to changes.
**All interventions will be carried out in English, except where indicated otherwise. Simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided for those carried out in a different language.

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