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Diasporian News of Monday, 24 November 2014


Horyou praised for massive involvement in first edition of SIGEF

Horyou welcomed The Social Solidarity Network for Action, the strong participation of Cameroonian organizations during the inaugural Social Innovation Forum and Global Ethics (SIGEF 2014) which was held at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG) from 22nd to 24th October 2014.

For three days, the city of Geneva hosted the first edition of the Forum for Social Innovation and Global Ethics. This forum brought together more than fifty organizations worldwide, thirty speakers who discussed in six plenary sessions of the major challenges facing our societies.

Moreover, the SIGEF 2014 invited the public to visit the exhibition pictures, "The People of the World” and the documentary Horyou TV four shot in Cameroon. Eight thematic workshops were well attended including researchers, professionals, students, NGOs and media for further reflection.

Cameroon was one of the most represented 2014 SIGEF countries, with the presence of many organizations including the Digital Cinema Ambulant (CNA), the Cultural Association Osmosis, the WESDE association, THE REPCAM, or ASCOVIME foundation Roger Milla and Heart of Africa.

On the other hand, SIGEF 2014 lauded social entrepreneurs, awarding two prizes to the most innovative projects from the twenty-four who were shortlisted. Finally, SIGEF Awards 2014 honored five members’ personalities of the Horyou platform for their commitment to their community.

Dr. Georges Bwelle, the ASCOVIME organization, received the award for Humanitarian Aid, and Claire Mimboe NdiSamba, President of REPCAM organization was recognized for its actions for Social inclusion

However, The Social Network for Solidarity Action, Horyou held a press conference on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 13:00 at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé.

It was attended by the founding Partners 2014 SIGEF; Horyou Foundation ADEX Holding Group, Pencil Line Agency, MSQ Group, Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG) 2014.

The Media Partners of SIGEF included; Canal 2 International (Cameroon) Slate Africa ( France), Radio Ethic (France), In Time (Italy), Corriere Innovazione (Italy) , Hit Radio (Morocco), Red Innova (Latin America) , Instituto Filantropia (Brazil) , Tom Radio Social ( Brazil) Nunnovation (South Africa ) , IGIHE Limited (Rwanda) Mosaics Africa (Cameroon), SocialFinance (Canada) , AlHilal Saudi Club ( Saudi Arabia), Pvblic Foundation (USA ), United Nations Foundation (United States) , more Social Good ( USA) .

About 2014 SIGEF:

The Forum for Social Innovation and Global Ethics (SIGEF 2014) brings together international organizations (NGOs, Foundations and Associations), and stakeholders that support and promote the solidarity action, constructive technologies and ethics in all disciplines. The SIGEF 2014 will be the ideal platform to rethink the future, identifying the challenges of our time, offer answers and outline new solutions for a truly sustainable development. The SIGEF 2014 is an invitation to reflection, dialogue and action. The SIGEF 2014 is an event organized by Horyou, the Social Solidarity Network for Action.

About Horyou:

Horyou is the Social Network for Solidarity Action in which Members, organizations and personalities support and promote solidarity while promoting constructive and humane approach to technology. Horyou provides its user’s ingenious features for positive interactions can facilitate the transformation of ideas into concrete actions to Dream, Inspire and Act.