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Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions From the Frontlines

Shifting the power: Co-creating local solutions

02 May 2023 | 10:00 - 11:00
Panel Discussion
Fireside Chat

Saamuhika Shakti is a collective impact initiative in Bengaluru, India, where 9 organisations and an independent backbone have joined forces to enable informal waste pickers to have greater agency to lead secure and dignified lives. Initiated and funded by H&M Foundation.

Partners co-create and design interventions with the waste picker community, focusing on areas that waste pickers identified as the cause of their intergenerational poverty and marginalisation. In a 60-minute panel discussion, local stakeholders will cover:

– Community: Involving waste pickers in the change process
– Power: Collectivising to empower women to run businesses and manage waste centres
– Mindsets: Changing narratives among citizens of waste pickers, waste picking

The hosts

Maria Bystedt, Strategy Lead, H&M Foundation (Moderator) Nidhi Bansal, Senior Director, Program, Operations, Quality & Learning, CARE India Nalini Shekar, Co-founder, Hasiru Dala Ankur Garg, Country Director, India, BBC Media Action

Sustainable development goals

SDG 5 - Gender Equality SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 17 - Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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