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At Hand in Hand Switzerland Association we focus on improving the quality of life of the underprivileged and work for the economic and social empowerment of both women and children in rural areas. To this effect, we host events to listen to, understand and address their various issues and aid their growth and development with the help of our sponsors.

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Global Social Innovation for Sustainability

As a platform for knowledge sharing and social innovation, we have organised three Global Social Entrepreneurship Programs with participants from over 16 countries. The 2019 edition of the global social entrepreneurship program will be in Geneva and will revolve around innovation and sustainability. Interested to know more! Click here for details

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Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

A tribute to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi highlighting his philosophies on non-violence, simplicity and sustainability.

This panel will provide an overview on leading a successful social enterprise. It will focus on how microfinance, skill development with private sector engagement and social entrepreneurship can empower people and enhance livelihoods, resulting in social and economic mobility.

Panel Discussion with Changemakers

Ms. Vera P. Weill Halle

Co Founder, Brighter Ventures

Vera P. Weill Halle (Moderator) was instrumental in establishing the first IFAD office outside Headquarters; the IFAD North American Liaison Office in Washington, D.C., 1987 and New York, 1994 (at the UN Secretariat) - and became the Director of both offices.

Mr. Christophe Dunand

Social Entrepreneur & Ashoka Fellow

Mr. Christophe Dunand , Founder and CEO of Realise. Christophe Dunand is one of the pioneers in the field of social entrepreneurship in Geneva. He has changed the way the Swiss social sector operates - making it more collaborative, bottom-up and oriented toward changemaking.

Dr. Kalpana Sankar

President, Hand in Hand Switzerland Association

Dr. Kalpana Sankar , Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of Hand in Hand India. Hand in Hand India is a non-profit organization that works to alleviate poverty through a unique integrated community development approach with a goal to support the creation of 5 million jobs by 2020.

Mr. Tony Burgener

Managing Director, Swiss Solidarity

Mr. Tony Burgener, MD, Swiss Solidarity brings together his different experience and manages a multifaceted stakeholder experience along with day to day operational issues – from budget and finance to communication and fundraising.

A Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary

Mahatma Gandhi can be considered as the epitome of simplicity, honesty and character. His ideologies remain valid till date, and if followed can lead to a world with more peace and happiness.

On the Mahatma’s 150th Birth Anniversary, Hand in Hand Switzerland Association is honored to pay a short tribute to him. Mr Amitava Tripathi – former Indian Ambassador to Brazil, Switzerland, the Holy See and envoy to the UN Security Council will deliver a special address on this occasion. He will throw light on the linkage of Gandhian thought to the model of social entrepreneurship at the field practiced by Hand in Hand.

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Global Social Innovation for Sustainability

As a platform for knowledge sharing and social innovation, we have organised three Global Social Entrepreneurship Programs with participants from over 16 countries. The 2019 edition of the global social entrepreneurship program will be in Geneva and will revolve around innovation and sustainability. Interested to know more! Click here for details

This panel will provide an overview on leading a successful social enterprise. It will focus on how microfinance, skill development with private sector engagement and social entrepreneurship can empower people and enhance livelihoods, resulting in social and economic mobility

Panel Discussion with Changemakers

Ms. Vera P. Weill Halle

Co Founder, Brighter Ventures

Vera P. Weill Halle (Moderator) was instrumental in establishing the first IFAD office outside Headquarters; the IFAD North American Liaison Office in Washington, D.C., 1987 and New York, 1994 (at the UN Secretariat) - and became the Director of both offices.

Mr. Christophe Dunand

Social Entrepreneur & Ashoka Fellow

Mr. Christophe Dunand , Founder and CEO of Realise. Christophe Dunand is one of the pioneers in the field of social entrepreneurship in Geneva. He has changed the way the Swiss social sector operates - making it more collaborative, bottom-up and oriented toward changemaking.

Dr. Kalpana Sankar

President, Hand in Hand Switzerland Association

Dr. Kalpana Sankar , Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of Hand in Hand India. Hand in Hand India is a non-profit organization that works to alleviate poverty through a unique integrated community development approach with a goal to support the creation of 5 million jobs by 2020.

Mr. Tony Burgener

Managing Director, Swiss Solidarity

Mr. Tony Burgener, MD, Swiss Solidarity brings together his different experience and manages a multifaceted stakeholder experience along with day to day operational issues – from budget and finance to communication and fundraising.

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Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

A tribute to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi highlighting his philosophies on non-violence, simplicity and sustainability

A Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary

Mahatma Gandhi can be considered as the epitome of simplicity, honesty and character. His ideologies remain valid till date, and if followed can lead to a world with more peace and happiness.

On the Mahatma’s 150th Birth Anniversary, Hand in Hand Switzerland Association is honored to pay a short tribute to him. Mr Amitava Tripathi – former Indian Ambassador to Brazil, Switzerland, the Holy See and envoy to the UN Security Council will deliver a special address on this occasion. He will throw light on the linkage of Gandhian thought to the model of social entrepreneurship at the field practiced by Hand in Hand.

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