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Space For Ideas: “The Last Mile: a new perspective for exploring poverty and possible solutions”
Space For Ideas: “The Last Mile: a new perspective for exploring poverty and possible solutions”

Space For Ideas: “The Last Mile: a new perspective for exploring poverty and possible solutions”

 

Tuesday 15 Oct 2013 18:00

Space For Ideas: “The Last Mile: a new perspective for exploring poverty and possible solutions”

 

Key Speaker Michael Norton

 

Chaired by Amone Gbedemah, Trustee, International Centre for Social Franchising and Senior Executive, Vodafone Group

 

This event will start with a welcome by the session chair. This will be followed by a presentation by Michael Norton setting out the idea of The Last Mile, showing examples of Last Mile solutions and proposing the idea that this become a framework for viewing and developing solutions to the problem of poverty both in our own

society but also in the developing world. About 30 minutes including case studies.

 

This will be followed by six discussion groups each tackling a different theme which will review the problem and develop ideas or approaches for solutions. Each group will then feed back its ideas. About 30 minutes for the discussion and 30 minutes for feedback and comment.

 

The six breakout groups will consider these topics:

 

In the UK:

  • Fuel poverty: access and pricing of electricity and gas to poor consumers, plus energy saving solutions which reduce the need for these.
  • Wellness: health and well-being when poor diet and unhealthy lifestyles create a divide between well-off and poor people.
  • Educational opportunity where attitudes and financial pressures mean that this is not seen or available as a route out of poverty for many.

 

In the developing world:

  • Hunger and poor diet, where the poor have poor and insufficient diets, but also the least access to nutritious food at affordable prices.
  • Access to basic health services and medicines, which are often inadequate, unaffordable or unavailable, and confused by a faith in folk medicine.
  • Housing and shelter in crowded cities, which despite these problems offer poor people economic opportunity which is just not available to them in rural areas.

 

Book tickets to this talk here (£8/£5 students)

or get a discount by purchasing a membership for all 8 talks plus an additional social event (£50/£30 students). Book membershiphere

 

Space for ideas is an event series that explores the interface between the arts, technology and social enterprise. We strive to create that perfect balance between inspirational talks and collaborative discussions.

 

Space for ideas was co-created by Limewharf, GoodPeople, CIVA, and The Exponentials. Our collective mission is to create a platform where good people can connect, learn, explore and make good ideas happen.

 

http://www.spaceforideas.org/

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