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In a crisis, hope can often be the only thing we can hold onto. For many, there is little to be hopeful for in the fight against ( The pandemic) challenges, but like with anything, there is always a bright side
At TEDxPortHarcourt 2020 under the theme “Light Bearer “ we want to characterize the despairing individual, his motivations, and his capacity for decision-making amidst the darkness and uncertainty.
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What ideas, solutions, and conversations are emerging from local social impact ecosystems? What role do social entrepreneurs play in addressing local problems?
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