• NutriGO in China is the newest of the danone.communities projects, which
aims to combat childhood malnutrition in rural China through an awareness
program and a fortified dietary supplement, the YingYang-Bao product.
Currently in its pilot phase, the project estimates that the program will benefit
6,000 babies in the coming year.
The NutriGO project is the fruit of a partnership between Dumex,
danone.communities, Grand Billion International Trading Limited (GBIT),
One Foundation and NPI Foundation (two Chinese NGOs) and the
International Life Sciences Institute Focal Point (ILSI-FP), a Chinese public
institute for nutrition research. This project aims to combat child malnutrition
in rural China through an awareness program and a fortified dietary
supplement. The NutriGO project seeks to reach populations that have
not had access before now to nutritional information and products,by training rural women in nutrition and sales
more context at page 33 , 34 of STRATEGy - Danone
You +1'd this publicly. UndoFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat Apr 5, 2012 – like the Danone Ecosystem Fund and, more recently, the Livelihoods ..... Index) designed by the NGOs GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved. Nutrition) ...... program and a fortified dietary supplement, the YingYang-Bao product for china
update july 2012 - incubators are one of our favorite searches at jobscompetitions so this article http://genychina.com/2012/06/the-future-of-china’s-startup-incubators/ with help from http://gigaom.com/2012/01/04/what-history-teaches-us-about-startup-... on the unique models of china incubators is doubly wow - examples cited Innovation Works, Xindanwei Xinchejian Transi.st is an incubator that seeks to develop tech that has direct impact on social good. Shifting from the ideology that a start-up’s primary path leads to IPO, Transi.st chooses its China incubation projects first for its scalability in social impact. Yuenfen-Flow ; Jue.io is perhaps one of the most exciting examples of an Incubator Enterprise, specializing in manufacturing incubation. Jue,io seeks to attract creative youth culture products;Boasting a vast network of OEM manufacturer relationships, Jue.io offers not only team, product development, and funding for the right manufactured product idea, but also the right manufacturing and distribution partners. Jue.io’s incubator capabilities are specialized for the needs of the industry it serves.
These non-traditional forces are not unique only to China. We are seeing the incubator evolve into Incubator Enterprises in other fields that require adaptation for distinct requirements. In Canada, an Incubator Enterprise exists named InstituteB, a specialty incubator focused on sustainability start-ups and cultivating particular skills for the sustainability field with special relationships with sustainability-focused investors. They also bring in start-ups for a long timeline, build thoroughly, and graduate only with the right investor already in place.
Incubators in China can develop in this way because China creative talent is still so rare and offers the great potential for highly unique value creation. As the competitive pressures in China continue to rise, the value proposition to incubate talent and new China business solutions is something no investor can ignore.
It is within these incubators that a new generation of Chinese creative talent is realizing that there are other options to their future career and life path. For the first time China’s creative middle class sees a viable, and socially acceptable path to having one’s own ideas & inventions realized.
The new Chinese incubator enterprises are in part instigating new culture, and may become the modus operandi for a new creative class of Chinese youth.
We know of 4 best news ror pro-youth economics in china
1) might be called customising proven end poverty franchises - such as grameen microcredit to china
ChinaIPRCC YunusChina Yunus & IPRCC 17 Dec 2010: Work Report by Xu Hui, Director-General of IPRCC on the 5th Anniversary of IPRCC 3 Sept 2010: LGOP Delegation Visits Banglades ...
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2) we call world's most extremely innovative triad partnerships - typically between a) yunus, ) some desperate need in china and c) some highly resourced corporate or national partner
eg 1 danone communities (See Gain report) has reponded to china's number 1 infant nutrition expert's call for a solution to the first 1000 days of malutrition of infants (the time children are most at risk of not growing brain and body properly) with affordable vitamin cereal bar - this may be one of the top 20 consumer goods innovations of 2010s and we wouldnt be surprised if yunus is a triad world tarde partner in the majority of the decade's greatest new product innovations at least from china's needs views - please tell us others you spot
3) hi -tech partnerships with othe job creng entrepreneurs including china's jack ma of ali baba
4) is university partnerships -one gateway in may be yunus partnership with singapore
Professor Yunus Awarded a Global Award at The Third China Poverty Eradication Awards
On the occasion of The International Day for Eradication of Poverty (17th October, 2010), Professor Yunus has been awarded with the Global Award at "The Third China Poverty Eradication Awards" series at a high level ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Professor Yunus has been honoured with this award for his work in fighting poverty in Bangladesh, China and elsewhere around the world.
Ms. Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director of Yunus Centre, traveled to Beijing to receive the award on behalf of Professor Yunus. She received the award from the Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Mr. Hui Liangyu.
This award is a great acknowledgement of the change brought about by Micro-Credit as pioneered by Professor Yunus. Micro-Credit has proved that the poor are bankable and this has brought about tremendous social change and has opened doors for poverty alleviation which were previously closed.
Later at a seminar, Ms. Morshed recounted how Professor Yunus had to struggle in the initial years to convince banks to provide loans to the poor. Not succeeding in this endeavor, Professor Yunus decided to start a bank just for the poor and it was named Grameen Bank (Grameen means village in the Bangla language). Today Grameen Bank has over 8.3 million borrowers of which 97% are women.
This award was established in 2004 to recognize and honour individuals and organizations which make exceptional contribution to poverty alleviation in China and is organized by the influential China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and supported by the State Council Leading Group on Poverty Alleviation (LGOP). The ceremony was attended by over 250 people; amongst the noted persons who attended the ceremony were Michelle Bachelet, the former President of Chile and currently UN Under Secretary General and Head of UN Women, Martin Ravaillon, who is a food economist, Dr Sabine Alkire of Oxford University and Sir Fazle Abed, Chairman of BRAC and Vice Minister Fan, who had previously visited Bangladesh.
GF has a lot of work to do in China this year. GF plans to raise almost $2 million for work in the country in 2008, over half of which will support on-lending - money made available to women as loans - and the remainder will be invested in capacity building of GF’s three Chinese microfinance partner institutions (MFIs): Chifeng Zhaowuda Women’s Sustainable Development Association in Inn..., Funding the Poor Cooperative in Henan / Hebei Provinces, and Association for Rural Development of Poor Areas in Sichuan (ARDPAS) in Sichuan Province. These three organizations are on the ground reaching 20,000 female borrowers through their microfinance programs; 20,000 opportunities to end the cycle of poverty
yunus has just complete a china visit Sun-Yat Sen University http://eng.sysu.edu.cn/others/news/campus/103586.htm
Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Appointed as Guest Professor of Sun Yat-sen Business School The 3rd Nobel Laureate China Tour and International Forum of Microcredit and Social Business Successfully Held
Source: Sun Yat-sen Business School
On August 14, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Guangzhou Trip and International Forum of Microcredit and Social Business was held in The K.K. Leung Hall of Sun Yat-sen University. SYSU President Xu Ningsheng attended the forum and conferred the Certificate of Sun Yat-sen University Guest Professor on Professor Yunus.
President Xu Ningsheng conferring the certificate on Mr. Muhammad Yunus
At the forum, Mr. Muhammad Yunus, Chen Zhiwu, tenured professor of Yale University, Huang Yasheng, MIT Professor, Ding Xueliang, Professor of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Senior Research Fellow of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Chen Jianmin, Professor of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shao Zhibao, Head of Guangdong Branch, Postal Savings Bank of China, and Latifee, Managing Director of Grameen Trust, Bangladesh, delivered a speech respectively.
After the theme speeches, the distinguished guests held a round table dialogue on microcredit model and social business model and their practices and prospects in China, microcredit practice of Postal Savings Bank of China, financial center construction in Chinese cities, Guangdong financial reform, and the future of Chinese economy.
The forum was sponsored by Sun Yat-sen Business School, Time Weekly and Guangdong Southern Television, with the main purpose of sharing the Grameen Bank model created by Muhammad Yunus and the successful experience of social business, promoting the development of Chinese version of Grameen Bank microfinance projects, and helping China’s poor regions to get out of poverty. Celebrities from all walks of life, governmental organizations, entrepreneurs, members of chamber of commerce, media professionals, students of Sun Yat-sen Business School, a total of over 1,000 people listened to the excellent speeches given by Mr. Yunus and other guest speakers.
Mr. Muhammad Yunus is the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the founder of Grameen Bank. Grameen Bank and the Grameen model have helped over one hundred million people in Bangladesh to get out of poverty. This model has been practiced all over the world and achieved noticeable results. In the presentation speech, The Norwegian Nobel Committee spoke highly of Yunus’ Grameen model: “Lasting peace cannot be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty. Microcredit is one such means.”