Community-oriented initiatives and their impact on cities
27 Jul 2022
In this webinar, the winner and finalists of the IHS Alumni Impact Award presented the initiatives they entered the competition. Learn about how they were set up, what challenges they face and how they make an impact!
Speakers & Projects
Mariana Fiuza - É de Sol Composting (On-demand Composting Nonprofit Start-up)
Mariana Fiuza is one of the founders of É de Sol Composting (On-demand Composting Nonprofit Start-up) and finalist/winner of the IHS Alumni Impact Award.
The main goal of the project is to reduce the volume of greenhouse gases emitted in Teresina, by composting organic waste that would otherwise end up in the city’s landfill. The founders of this project want to change the way Teresina deals with organic waste generated by local inhabitants and businesses. To achieve this goal they offer an on-demand composting service. Through an affordable monthly subscription, our clients can choose one out of our several plans that best fit their needs in terms of the amount of food waste generated and home pickup frequency.
Esthela Espinoza - GEARTH 4.0 Intelligent System
Esthela Espinoza is one of the founders of GEARTH 4.0 Intelligent System and finalist/winner of the IHS Alumni Impact Award.
This project main initiative goals and activities are to develop an intelligent system (software) to generate, organize, keep, integrate and capitalize data, information, knowledge and experiences, to intervene in the production, use, transformation and management processes of bio-cultural spaces of neighborhoods and communities, in regards to sustainable development and common wealth. And to use this intelligent system (software) for planning, managing and governing cities and territories.
Adytia Ajith - Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University - Lighthouse Program
Adytia Ajith is one of the founders of Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) - Lighthouse Program and finalist/winner of the IHS Alumni Impact Award.
As a Lighthouse guides a wanderer to a safe shore, the DSEU Lighthouse project in Delhi is a unique urban initiative to guide youth from low-income communities towards an aspirational future through skill development.
The unique collaborative project between Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) - a state government University based in New Delhi, Lighthouse Communities Foundation (a non-profit), MSDF(donor agency) along with multiple private delivery partners attempts to leverage the capabilities of public - private - people to create a deeper social impact and long-term human transformation, making it a model with great potential for scaling up. The DSEU Lighthouse project aims to build sustainable livelihoods for youth from marginalised communities.