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Horyou, The Social Network For Social Good, Holds Maiden Edition Of The Social Innovation & Global Ethics Forum

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Horyou, The Social Network For Social Good, Holds Maiden Edition Of The Social Innovation & Global Ethics Forum
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For three days, the city of Geneva hosted SIGEF 2014, a forum organized by Horyou.

Geneva, November 3rd, 2014 – Horyou, the Social Network for Social Good, organized the first edition

of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2014). It was held at the International

Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG) from October 22nd - 24th.

For three days, the city of Geneva hosted the first edition of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics

Forum. This Forum gathered more than fifty organizations from all over the world, together with thirty

keynote speakers, in six plenary sessions, discussing major social challenges modern societies are

facing. Simultaneously, the photographic exhibition “The People of the World” and Horyou TV

documentary screenings were open to the public. Eight workshops with participants from different

fields including: academia, professionals, students, NGOs, and media were present to reflect further

on key subject areas related to the Forum.
In addition, more than twenty social entrepreneurs shared their socially innovative projects with the

attendees, for which two awards were granted. The Horyou Foundation funded SIGEF 2014's, “Call

for Projects”. The most voted project, winning 8.000 Swiss Francs, was Beyond Beanie, a social

clothing brand in Bolivia, helping children in need. The second award, chosen by the Organizing

committee, and winning 2.500 Swiss Francs, was Eaunergie; a project that provides water solutions

locally by reducing costs while generating job opportunities.

On Thursday, October 23rd
, the SIGEF 2014 awards ceremony honored 5 Personalities and

members from the Horyou platform, for their unequivocal work and contributions to society. The

winners were:
Humanitarian Contribution: Dr. Georges Bwelle, ASCOVIME

Arts and Education for All: Touraya Bouabid, AMESIP

Social Inclusion: Claire Nimboe Ndi Samba, REPCAM
Music for Empowerment: Chad Harper, Hip Hop Saves Lives

Ecosystem and Preservation: Julio Andrade, Brazilian NGO, Agência Pick-Upau

SIGEF 2014 was streamed live and was covered by more than fifteen international media partners

worldwide. All plenary sessions can be viewed at: www.sigef2014.com

SIGEF 2014 Founding Partners: ADEX Holding Group, Pencil Line Agency, MSQ Group, Horyou

Foundation, International Conferences Centre of Geneva (CICG).

SIGEF 2014 Media Partners: Red Innova (Latin America), InTime (Italy), Nunnovation (South Africa),

Instituto Filantropia (Brazil), Radio Tom Social (Brazil), IGIHE Limited (Rwanda), SocialFinance.ca

(Canada), United Nations Foundation (USA), Plus Social Good (USA), PVBLIC Foundation (USA),

Slate Afrique (France), Mosaïques Africa (Cameroon), Hit Radio (Morocco), Corriere Innovazione

(Italy), Alhilal Saudi Club (Saudi Arabia), Radio Ethic (France), Canal 2 International (Cameroon).

About SIGEF 2014:
The Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2014), gathers a diverse and universal

audience of International Organizations (NGOs, Foundations, and Associations) and Keynote

Speakers that promote and support social good, solidarity, constructive technologies and ethics in all

disciplines and fields. It is an ideal place for all participants to rethink the future, identify current

challenges, provide answers and draw new routes for truly sustainable development. SIGEF 2014 is

an open invitation for reflection, dialogue and action. SIGEF 2014 is organized by Horyou, the Social

Network for Social Good.For more information:
Press: [email protected]
General Inquiries: [email protected]

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