The nominating institute Botswana Innovation Hub on the breakthrough:

Mashaba’s consortium mobilises communities to identify challenges and follow a design innovation framework that quickly creates scalable solutions. The model follows a social entrepreneurship route, and establishes sustainable businesses in the communities — thus enhancing their livelihoods. It is being rolled out regionally with partnerships that include financial micro-lending institutions.

Tags: Social Cohesion, Resilience, Education

Thabiso Mashaba

These Hands Social Enterprise

Thabiso is co-founder and CEO of These Hands GSSE. He is also the project coordinator of the IDIN-SADC Consortium, chairperson of the Botswana Human Resource Development Council, and vice chairperson of the Botswana National Commission for UNESCO’s Communication and Information Programme Committee.

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