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Better Living Projects, started in 2016, helps women in a small village in India restart their lives by promoting access to work. By teaching them creative skills these social entrepreneurs are giving women who were previously excluded from the workforce a new beginning.

In this talk, they will share with you why they decided to promote access to work for women in a small village in India, how they are helping them get a new start, and provide you with some insights on what they have learned after a year in social entrepreneurship.

Cecilie’s driving force in life is the promotion of gender equality. She holds a Masters degree in Nutrition for Global Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Before Co-founding Better Living Projects, she worked with women’s empowerment and agriculture for Helen Keller International (HKI) in Nepal.

Rune- André Tveit came across Sujata, the small Indian village community where they work, as he was backpacking in India in 2016. He holds an MA in International Education and Development from the University of Sussex and has worked with fundraising and advocacy for United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) and UNICEF, Norway.

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