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Social Change Through Social Enterprise: Seoul Declaration

00752 sewf Social enterprises are leaders in creating new social value. They recognize the creative entrepreneurial spirit and the opportunities to achieve their goals using successful business models. The range of products and services available from social enterprises is rapidly expanding and evolving. Social enterprises are playing increasing roles in fighting poverty, providing health care, education services, promoting culture, protecting the natural environment, and a host of other factors that contribute to a higher quality of life.

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16 October: World Food Day 2014

00696 festival coverOver the past ten years, the hunger in the world fell by about 100 million people. This is a fact and it is perhaps the demonstration of what can be done if governments, civil society, institutions and the private sector work together to meet this important goal. Nevertheless, there are still the 805 million people are unnourished, this happens particularly in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where one in four people live daily food shortages. Today is the World Food Day 2014.

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ACRA at the 2014 World Water Week

00744 coverThe World Water Week opened the 31st of August with the acknowledgement by the World Bank that access to water is a common good and sanitation is a universal and inalienable right. This one week global event on water takes place in Stockholm and is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute.

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014

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Congratulation to the young Pakistani activist Malala Yousfzai, 17 years old, the youngest ever winner of the prize, and to the Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, 60 years old, for their great work against the repression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

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Design Thinking Challenge for Zanzibar: a fab-lab, why not?

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How to turn plastic bottles into sustainable business opportunities for Zanzibar, respecting the environment and using a creative recycling approach? From 24th to 26th of June, a team of designers, illustrators, architects worked on this challenge! They will thought, discussed and created new ideas at the Milan Impact Hub that, together with ACRA Foundation, promoted the “Design Thinking Challenge for Zanzibar”.

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