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SELF EMPLOYED: CHOICE…. NECESSITY 

 

Here’s some of my research, following the middle of the night ALERT to myriad SELF-RELIANT WORKERS world-wide.

 

 

The crucial role GOVERNMENTS can play in protecting workers’ rights. UK Government legislation requisite to make self employment secure. (See WAKE UP suggestions for UK). In Ghana, the government aims to lift the ban on small- scale mining in order to provide alternative income- generating and environmentally sustainable, opportunities to GALAMSAYERS and rural communities.

Link –  SEE HERE

 

 

⇒ Community determination to emerge from war-torn chaos.

WLP (Women’s Learning Partnership) Project example ‘EMPOWERING SYRIAN WOMEN for a better future’

Link – SEE HERE

 

 

  

The three co-founders of Mujeeb: Aghyad Al-Kabbani, Eyad Al-Shamani and Zeina Khalili

Young Entrepreneurs in Syria “they’ll rebuild what the war has destroyed”. An estimated 5 million sought external refuge during the 7 years of war in Syria. 8 million people still live in Syria amidst rising poverty, high unemployment. Amidst the 52.9% of working age, 75% are Young People; before war it was 15%.

Link –  SEE HERE

 

 

 

 

 

⇒ The INTERMEDIARIES, enabling for example, craftsmen in war- torn countries or small- scale producers, to access the complexities of Western markets. The Intermediaries include:-

 

Tradecraft Exchange  – Two years ago Tradecraft Exchange started working with low-income Senegalese fruit farmers & collectors to expand the market for their exotic fruit

 

 

   

 

 

 

TC Exchange is also supporting new livelihoods for women in Bangladesh, by strengthening their trading position in the Jute trade.

Links –  Traidcraft

and SEE HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

⇒ Turquoise Mountain  – established 2006 at behest of Prince Charles works in Afghanistan, Myanmar and (so-called) Middle East. It aims to preserve and regenerate historic communities with a rich cultural heritage; reviving traditional crafts, creating jobs and skills and renewing a sense of pride.

Link –  Turquoise Mountain

 

 

 

Pratap Thapa and Lennart Budelmann,
Co-founders, aQysta

European Young Entrepreneurs – Young People from an early age are creating opportunities not only for themselves but for whole industries, developing new technologies and thriving work- places

 

Links – EU startups

and Forbes Top Under 30 European Social entrepreneurs

 

 

 

 

 

And INSECTS: FELLOW SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS – ‘Insect Armageddon’ local community research project aiming to raise- awareness of the crucial part that Insects play in our lives, globally AND THE FACT that the is an 80% global decline in global populations.

Links –  Wildlife in Ascot

 

 

 

 

 

THE GALLERY SHOWS THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF INSECTS