Social innovation to ensure health, dignity and well-being for everyone: Conversation with Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization
About the Event
The event will focus on sanitation development, social enterprise, and its implications for ensuring everyone’s health, dignity, and well-being. Learning from the experiences, the event will address the questions such as
- How to fill the current gaps and seek opportunities as young researchers in this field, addressing climate change impacts in increasing these pre-existing gaps and what is the way forward?
- What are the entrepreneurial opportunities in this field and creating global movements with low cost?
Event Type: In-person
Event Time: 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
Event Location: Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre(SNSC), Worcester College, University of Oxford| 1 Walton St, Oxford OX1 2HB
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Jack Sim (simplified Chinese: 沈锐华; traditional Chinese: 沈銳華; pinyin: Shěn Ruìhuá, born 1957) is the founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore, the World Toilet Organization, the World Toilet Day initiative, and Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) Hub. Formerly from the construction industry, he decided to devote the rest of his life to social work after attaining financial independence at the age of 40. In 2001, for “creating goodwill and bringing the subject into the open” and “mobilizing national support in providing on-the-ground expertise” he received the Schwab Foundation award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2007, Jack was elected a Fellow of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and became one of the key members to convene the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance which is composed of key players in the sanitation space. Jack was named one of the Heroes of the Environment for 2008 by Time magazine. He also founded the BOP HUB and a series of social businesses and start-ups. He is now constructing a 65,000 sq ft World Trade Centre for the Poor in Singapore to coordinate an effort to transform the 4 billion poor into a massively efficient marketplace to end global poverty. (Source: WTO,2021)
This event is organised by the Oxford Water Network.