The 2021 edition of the GEC witnesses participation from changemakers from across the globe. The summit awards changemakers from various walks of life.
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of its liberation, 60 Goan non-profits, 60 Goan films and 60 Goan start-ups have come together through a world-class multi-tier fundraising initiative. The grand event will witness the inauguration to be held on 30th December this year. It will be followed by a panel discussion where the role of corporations and startups in leading social impact with the power of modern tech and modern financial tools will be discussed.
The Giving Economy Changemakers (GEC) movement and Awards and Summits by Crowdera are the only global initiative held every year to bring together social impact insights of different world leaders and changemakers from tech, charity, philanthropy, corporate, media and entertainment at one place. The event is dedicated to stimulate action through 2030 supporting the 17 transformational sustainable development goals, the GEC is an essential destination for the global changemakers to participate, attend & experience workshops, masterclasses, GEC talks, exhibitions, pitch events, networking spaces, panels, awards, showcases, screenings, and a variety of networking opportunities.
The inauguration will focus on the purpose of Giving Economy Changemakers and the past and recent achievements and their contribution towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The speakers for the event include Shantilal Muttha the founder of Shantilal Muttha Foundation (SMF) and Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS), Harish Abhi Chandhani the Group Chief Financial Officer at Ola, Vishnou Toolcanon General at Envoy Sub-Saharan Countries, secretary-general, Kenya, Nixon Joseph former Vice president of SBI and Catherine Carlton the Former Mayor/City Council Member – City of Menlo Park who is also the jury chair for the awards. The other jury members are Prabhat Pani, Praveena Rajvardhan, Kunal Sood.
Mr. Vishnou Toolcanon (WFDP), delighted to be a part of GEC 2021 shares, “Celebrating the act of giving is a very good initiative, such events motivate more people and organizations to come out for help. We feel very obliged to be a part of this and get along with changemakers for various aspects.”
On the 04th December, an award ceremony will take place where awardees will be felicitated and talks and panel discussions will also happen.
Speaking about the event, Crowdera Foundation Founder and CEO Mr. Chet Jainn said, “GEC is an event where we celebrate the giving economy and the act of giving and helping. The purpose of doing this program is to encourage such institutions and individuals who are working towards improving society. We come across so many organizations and individuals who help for the betterment of society or a community, so we feel that this act also needs to be celebrated; that is when we commenced GEC.”
Since 2018 GEC has been recognized for awarding over 200 changemakers from across the globe. GEC as a community, is determined to become the strongest embodiment of Sustainable Development Goal 17, building global partnerships amplifying causes with technology, training, social capital and much more.
Crowdera, world’s only 100% free fundraising and crowdfunding platform for individuals & organizations, organized the 3rd Edition of Giving Economy Changemakers (2020) virtually. The event was conceptualized by Mr Chet Jainn, the founder & CEO of Crowdera Foundation and co-hosted by Mr Deepak Dwivedi, Chairman of Nagrik Foundation.
Since its inception in 2018, Crowdera Foundation has successfully hosted GEC events every year to focus on innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship, bringing together the leading philanthropists, entrepreneurs, social innovators, activists, artists and NGOs to lead the transformative change towards SDG implementation and exchange ideas and develop solutions. The main aim of GEC is to raise awareness about the United Nations defined Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030 for the welfare and enrichment of the people, fellow earthlings, and the planet.
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