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Showcase of Social Innovative Projects

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18:00 – 22:00
Place de la Navigation

09:30 – 11:30 | Workshop: Social Media with an Impact

Meriwether Hardie
Nagidmy Marquez
Viola Krebs

Social Media is a common terminology in today’s world. There is a general understanding of its role as a communication tool. Furthermore, there is a clear acceptance on the role social media plays in our daily lives.
The rapid development of the Internet, supported by all technologies, has pushed connectivity and networking to an unprecedented scale. But does that really make it “social”? Simultaneously, social media has made it possible for everyone to influence their immediate surroundings, as well as society at large in all fields and areas.
Social media has been the tool for corporations, non-profits, and organizations to get their message across. Along the way, many challenges arise on a daily basis. For example, how can these groups and individuals use social media to tell the world about their causes? How can they mobilize people? How can they increase visibility? How can this help them progress as a company, non-profit, or just as an individual?
Social media is the vehicle to positively impact society at all levels. How we can go beyond communication and turn social media into a tool for positive impact.

Room 14
Language: English

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09:30 – 11:30 | Workshop: Effective Impact Investing for Social Good

Kate Ahern
Aurore Bui
Yonathan Parienti

Impact investment involves personal or institutional investment portfolios that are meant to support projects and ventures aimed to solve enduring problems such as: poverty, famine, water supply, global warming, unemployment, homelessness, education, etc. Any investment that could help fund environmental and social improvements on local, national or global levels is a good example. The participants shall examine priorities and long-term strategies, including the feasibility of the creation of a permanent task force or any other productive means, for effective impact investment.

Room 18
Language: English

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09:30 – 11:30 | Workshop: CSR, the Beginning of a Journey

Geneviève Morand

Is CSR just marketing strategy, or is it the future of social economy? What is “genuine” CSR? How could it answer society’s expectations in terms of better value products and better corporate contribution to society? This workshop will highlight how CSR is redefining social relationships at all levels through the reevaluation of employer/employee, producer/consumer, business/quality of life, and profit for some/benefit for all relationships.

Room 15
Language: English

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10:00 – 11:30 | Workshop: Arts are Empowerment

Karin Nolte

How can Art be a source of empowerment at all levels? From teaching art in schools to introducing art performances and expression in all areas of everyday life, this workshop will start with how enhanced self-expression can change a person’s perception of life and humanity, raise consciousness of real values, and induce empowerment for social good.

Room 13
Language: French/English

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10:00 – 12:00 | Science and Technology for Better Times

Richard Stallman speaker sigef Free Software: Autonomy and Cooperation in Cyberspace
Richard Stallman, President, Free Software Foundation


Della Senta speaker sigef IT Innovations and the Future of Communication in a “Glocal” Society
Professor Tarcisio Della Senta, Founder, The UNDL Foundation


Georges_Bwelle_speaker_sigef Georges Bwelle
12:00 – 13:30 | Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 | Documentaries Screening

14:00 – 16:00 | Arts and Education for Empowerment

Christian Holl speaker sigef The Symphony of the World
Christian Holl, “Sound Hunter”, Composer of the Environment
(in French)


Reza speaker sigef Visual Art and Education for Social Change
Reza Deghati, Philanthropist, Humanist, Photojournalist


Ray Lema speaker sigef Cultural Humility
Ray Lema, Composer, Musician, Université des Musiques Africaines


Fabio Chavez Hardie speaker sigef The Recycle Instruments Orchestra
Favio Chavez, Director de la Orquestra de Instrumentos Reciclados
(in Spanish)
16:00 – 17:00 | Break
16:30 – 17:00 | Séance de Dédicace Entre Japon et Helvétie by Yatchi
17:00 – 18:00 | SIGEF Awards
*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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