Proceeding from UN strategy the next 10 years were declared the period of small farmers that aims on reducing poverty and improving global food security. Small family farming, besides of poverty and food control, can also be a key to reaching some global goals: gender equality, good health and well-being, sustainable community growth, partnership for […]
A global pandemic brought home what we already knew, but in many cases weren’t acting on, healthy local value chains are critical to communities surviving and thriving. The pandemic caused disruptions in global value chains which meant PPE, COVID-19 testing kits, and toilet paper wasn’t where it needed to be. Luckily with the ingenuity of social entrepreneurs and intermediaries, these problems got solved quickly in communities through place-based innovation. The panel will discuss the value for local ecosystems to coalesce, how to identify what local value chains need disruption, and motivating unlikely partners to the table.
Moderator: Pamela Roussos, Chief Community Officer, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University
Jay Nwachu, President, Innovation Works
two social enterprise leaders that are leading local value chain disruptions.