Creating a peer learning network of organizations and individuals, united in their commitment to eradicate barriers which obstruct steady employment and income in the informal sector, via craft and sustainable fashion production.
Through engaging in meaningful peer learning with like-minded organizations, collectively, we can develop strategies that will allow organizations to increase the number of disenfranchised individuals employed, and build a following of like-minded consumers and peers, that will enable broader access to the marketplace.
SESSION 1: SOCIAL IMPACT STORIES – Investing in People
Hear first-hand from artisan producers, the ways in which their jobs in the sector, has had an impact on their families and communities.
SESSION 2: THE MEANING OF “IMPACT” – Investing in Community
Understanding the importance of ‘impact’ and why & how it is tied into an organization’s mission. What impact do organizations have in the the communities they serve?
SESSION 3: MEASURING “IMPACT” – Investing in Community
Exploring the challenges, opportunities and solutions faced when measuring impact.
SESSION 4: ENGAGING THE CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS – Investing in People, Investing in Community
Educating and engaging the conscious consumers on how to “invest” in their local community through their purchase and sustainable consumerism. Hear from social entrepreneurs who cater to the conscious consumer.
SESSION 5: CREATING A NETWORKED COMMUNITY- Investing in People, Investing in Community
Collaborating to collectively develop strategies that allow organizations to increase the number of disenfranchised individuals employed and build a following of like-minded consumers and peers, that will enable broader access to the marketplace.
END OF DAY REFLECTIONS – Next Steps