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February 2020 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2020 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2020

 

This month I completed  the online MOOC, Up-cycling From Green Ideas to Starting a Business - Living in Minca and

celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates with my sister Irem.

 

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Up-cycling From Green Ideas To Starting A Business - Living in Minca

This month I completed the online MOOC, Up-cycling From Green Ideas to Starting a Business - Living in Minca.

It is a dream to design my own slow fashion and accessory label using up-cycled and sustainable materials. 

The course was an informative and has motivated me to think about my up-cycling approach and how I need to brush up on my sewing and embroidery skills.

I hope to up-cycle my wardrobe and connect with some of the up-cycled makers and businesses featured in the course.

Summary and Introduction

As nations and cities urbanize, develop economically, and grow in terms of population, the World Bank estimates that waste generation will increase from 2.01 billion tonnes in 2020 to 3.40 billion tonnes in 2050. At least 33% of this waste is mismanaged globally today through open dumping or burning.

How can you turn an upcycling idea into action? This course is a must for anyone who wants to learn about upcycling and or launch an upcycling business.

Over the next three weeks, you will learn about the concept of upcycling, identify the environmental problem your idea is trying to solve, design your venture model and prepare to take it to the market. You will also learn how to make things out of trash. We have brought examples of upcycling businesses from all over the world. Successful Entrepreneurs will give you advice and recommendations on how to develop your own upcycling business idea and you will have the opportunity to pitch for mentoring support from our experts.

 

What topics will you cover?

  • Environmental problems
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Upcycling versus Recycling
  • The Circular and the Linear Economy
  • Idea validation
  • Business models for upcycling businesses
  • Tools to develop a business model
  • Building a team
  • The core components of marketing
  • Connecting and networking
  • Funding sources for upcycling business
  • Pitching an upcycling business idea

Source and Credit Dr Sara Calvo and Living In Minca

 

Social Business Canvas - Upcycling Green Ideas to Start a Business with Sabeena Ahmed, Living In Minca

Social Business Canvas - Upcycling Green Ideas to Start a Business 

 

Social Business Canvas - Upcycling Green Ideas to Start a Business with Sabeena Ahmed, Living In Minca

Social Business Canvas - Upcycling Green Ideas to Start a Business

 

8rs of The Circular Economy - Credit and Source http//:oldworldnew.us

8rs of The Circular Economy - Credit and Source http//:oldworldnew.us

 

  

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 - Dubai, UAE 

Sabeena and Irem Ahmed supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 Dubai, UAE -#SheDeserves

This year I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 Dubai, UAE with my sister Irem.

 

  

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 - Gallery

Sabeena and Irem Ahmed supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 Dubai, UAE -#SheDeserves Divine fairtrade chocolate

Irem Ahmed supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 Dubai, UAE

Divine fairtrade chocolate

 

This year the Fairtrade Foundation UK's campaign is all about the women, who grow the cocoa in the chocolate. The hashtag is #SHEDESERVES.

I was so pleased to learn about the House of Commons UK also supports Fairtrade Fortnight 2020.

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 at the House of Commons, UK

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 at the House of Commons, UK

 

A Typical Cocoa FArmer in Cote D'Ivoire earns around 74p a day - Credit and Source Fairtrade Foundation UK

A Typical Cocoa Farmer in Cote D'Ivoire earns around 74p a day

Credit and Source Fairtrade Foundation UK


£1.86* is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. 


Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p** a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

 

Take the Chocolate Challenge by clicking here

 

Sabeena and Irem Ahmed supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 Dubai, UAE -#SheDeserves

Irem Ahmed supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 Dubai, UAE

#SheDeserves

 

 More photographs to be added soon.

 

Further Reading and Links

Future Learn

Up-cycling From Green Ideas To Starting A Business - Living in Minca

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 - Dubai, UAE (TBA)

 





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THRIVE LDN - Great Mental Health Day Webinars January 2024 (English and Urdu)
THRIVE LDN - Great Mental Health Day Webinars January 2024 (English and Urdu)

My sister sent me links to webinars about Great Mental Health Day which took place 26th January 2024.

I am grateful to all the guest speakers and trainers who took time out of their busy schedules to talk about Suicide Prevention, Bereavement and Write to Speak Your Poetry.

Translation in Urdu

میری بہن نے مجھے عظیم دماغی صحت کے دن کے بارے میں ویبینرز کے لنکس بھیجے جو 26 جنوری 2024 کو ہوا تھا۔

میں ان تمام مہمان مقررین اور ٹرینرز کا مشکور ہوں جنہوں نے اپنے مصروف شیڈول میں سے وقت نکال کر خودکشی کی روک تھام، سوگ اور اپنی شاعری لکھنے کے بارے میں بات کی۔


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January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبنار میں شرکت کرنے اور کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گی جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔

میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔

ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) - February 2024

During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.

Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.

Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended. 

I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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