Asia Initiatives
Asia Initiatives Gala 2017: Ban Ki-moon award to be presented to Gloria Steinem
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Asia Initiatives Gala 2017: Ban Ki-moon award to be presented to Gloria Steinem

The Ban Ki-moon Award Gala will be hosted by Asia Initiatives in New York on October 13, 2017. This year’s award will be bestowed upon  journalist and social and political activist, Gloria Steinem. A 2015 New Yorker profile of our awardee pertinently calls her a ‘warrior’! Read here.
Past honorees at Asia Initiatives

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Book on “Building Social Capital by Design”
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Book on “Building Social Capital by Design”

What if the concept of Social Capital was added to all “capital” transactions? Could it disrupt the established one dimensional currency of Capitalism, built upon ideas of  unlimited resource exploitation and private greed?
The team at Asia Initiatives led by Dr. Geeta Mehta is collaborating on writing a book on

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Leadership For Impact
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Leadership For Impact

Experts from Asia Initiatives will share their views on effective NGO strategies with members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Aug 20, 2016

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Social Venture Competition in partnership with The Urban Vision
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Social Venture Competition in partnership with The Urban Vision

A country wide competition asking proposals for innovative social venture ideas. Teams that follow the SoCCs framework would be eligible for grants from Asia Initiatives. Shortlisted teams will attend a full day boot camp to hone their proposition with help from mentors and present their final pitch. It would be held on October 15, 2016 at

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Toronto Run
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Toronto Run

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Run/Walk
Date: October 16th, 2016
Time: 8:00am
Where: Lakeshore Boulevard, west of Ontario Drive
Questions: Email us at info@asiainitiatives.org
100% of the funds raised will go to the Ruaab women artisans group in Delhi. Each Ruaab member earns SoCCs (Social Capital Credits) for improving her embroidery skills, sending

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Boston Run
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Boston Run

Octoberfest 5k Run/Walk at Kendall Square, Boston
Date: October 2nd, 2016
Time: 9:30am
Where: Kendall Square, Cambridge, Boston
Questions: Email us at info@asiainitiatives.org
Free beer and food provided after the event!!
100% of the funds raised will go to the African Youth Guild ICT Center in Mangyea, Ghana, which aims to

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Team Meeting
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Team Meeting

The next Asia Initiatives Team Meeting will be held on September 24th, the evening before our first SoCCsTROT run at the Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 25. This will be a special meeting since some of our members are coming from various cities for the meeting and the run.
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