Society

Society track of The Goa Project 2016

A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterised by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups

  • Social Media and Technology: How are these two affecting societal situations today, and how are we leveraging them to stimulate change in untapped areas.

  • Stories of Social impact: The rising tide of social entrepreneurship. Social impact projects at scale and at the grassroots.

  • Patterns of relationships between subgroups of society: How cultural expectations affect our approach to politics, civil sense, and how we go about daily life.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more

Malaika Vaz

@malaikavaz

The power of adventure sport in democratizing changemaking in rural India.

Submitted Jan 15, 2016

The objective of this session is for the audience to get a better understanding of non-conventional methods of social entrepreneurship, focusing especially on adventure sport.

Through the session, I will emphasize how important transformation experiences in the outdoors are to empowering vulnerable communities. I will focus on how we need to ensure that the next generation of changemakers come from a range of different social backgrounds, to maximise impact.

Outline

Kriyā: Empowerment through Action, is a youth-led organisation that works with women victims of sexual and domestic violence, underprivileged teenage girls and criminally-labelled tribal communities, through an immersive adventure sport and outdoor education program. After a year of training with us, our Kriyā Ambassadors embark on a month long challenging expedition to the Indian Himalayas. Inspired, they have come back to take on leadership positions in their homes, workplaces, communities and even politically. Thus creating a powerful Kriyā ripple effect.

This summer, our Kriyā Ambassadors climbed mountains at 6000+ meters to successfully raise money for Nepali Sherpa communities that were devastated by the earthquake in the region.This summer they will climb the mighty Himalayas again, smashing self and societally imposed limitations.

Speaker bio

Represents India in windsurfing. India’s youngest certified pilot. World’s youngest explorer to the Antarctic and the Arctic. Pro-planet Ambassador for Woodland and Brand Ambassador for Swiss Army Knife company Victorinox. Environmentalist, Natural History Filmmaker and writer. Social entrepreneur.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more