THE FINALISTS WILL BE PART OF THE MINING CONVENTION IN SEPTEMBER AND THE WINNERS WILL HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO TRAVEL TO CHILE AND CHINA.
The extractive activity is of great importance in the economic development in the country (around 10% of GDP and about 62% of the total export value in 2017), and the areas of mining influence are largely in the territory of Peru. Both factors make the mining industry to have a clear potential to be a generating and strengthening actor of social enterprises in the rural areas of the country, promoting social innovation and sustainable development and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda of the United Nations.
That is why the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru (IIMP), the International Potato Center (CIP) and Kunan, Peruvian Social Entrepreneurship Platform have joined together to announce the launch of PERUMIN Inspira, the 1st Award for Social Entrepreneurships that is contributing to the sustainable development of communities in the Peruvian Andes.
"We seek to reward but also identify social enterprises that are generating an impact in the Andes of our country, and thus build alliances that promote sustainable development through innovation" said Manuel Fumagalli, Barrick Executive Director and Member of the PERUMIN Committee 34. The Award seeks to identify and reward innovative ideas and ventures that are contributing to four of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 3 Health and Wellness, SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, and SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.
In addition, PERUMIN Inspira will offer a special award, through the International Potato Center, to social entrepreneurship that uses native potatoes as part of its business model and impact. As mentioned by Amalia Perochena, Executive Director of CIP, “The cultivation of potatoes has been feeding the Peruvian population for thousands of years and currently more than 700,000 families are dedicated to their production and supply the different markets. In recent years, valuable experiences of value aggregation have developed, many of them in territories where mining and agriculture complement each other. Social enterprises, based on innovation, can be an important mechanism to enhance these experiences”. The winner of this award will be invited by the CIP to the largest international horticultural event in the world, which has been held in Beijing, China since the beginning of May 2019.
The call is open to innovative ideas and social enterprises nationwide that have an impact on the Andes. Those interested can apply from June 20 to July 31, 2019. The five finalists selected per category will be invited to the Mining Convention in Arequipa, and will go through a process of preparation for the final presentation before a jury and participants of PERUMIN. The winners of the different categories will receive technical support from NESsT, and the opportunity to travel to Santiago de Chile for a workshop with AGORA Partnerships, Accelerator based in the United States.
We invite all entrepreneurs who are building a Sustainable Sierra to apply at https://www.perumin.com/perumin34/perumin-inspira. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.