– Hosted at Hasiru Mane
part of a series on Invest
About the speaker
Nalini is a co- founder of Hasiru Dala, an organization of wastepickers in Bangalore, India. Her passion is to restore the dignity of workers in the unorganised waste sector and improve their access to predictable livelihoods and social security for their families.
Nalini has trained several hundred wastepickers about new ways of solid waste management and helped develop their skill to become waste management professionals and worked with state officials, students, citizens on the need for sustainable waste management practices and integration of wastepickers.
Before her work in Bangalore, she advocated the need for rights of survivors of violence for a decade in the US where she was honored by the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission, San Jose City Government and presented with a Certificate of Honour from the then Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In a career spanning 33 years, Nalini has won many accolades including the Kempegowda Award 2015, from the City of Bangalore. She was chosen as one of 100 women in India who make a difference in the society by BBC.Com.
Karthik Natarajan, who will introduce Hasiru Mane, is an architect and designer, working for the last 15 years on everything from architecture, technology, agriculture and products. His work at Hasirudala is about co-creating sustainable design solutions with the community for housing and to question his knowledge as a trained architect.
Hasiru Dala (the “Green Force”) is a social impact organization that focuses on justice for wastepickers through interventions co-created with the wastepickers, in the areas of identity rights, access to family education, healthcare, housing, skill development, market and employment access, and multi-tier policy advocacy. Above all, Hasiru Dala’s aim is to provide its members with opportunities that will help them claim their much-deserved role in society – as ‘green collar workers’ who quietly labour towards keeping our cities clean and mitigating climate change by enhancing recycling.
Hasiru Dala works in Bengaluru, Tumakuru, Mysuru, Chikkaballapura, Puttur, Kudur, Mangaluru, Hubli-Dharwad, Davanagere, South Kodagu, Nanjanagudu, Chamarajanagara and Nelamangala in Karnataka and recently started working in Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu and Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.
Hasiru Mane is the residence of Devaraj Gosai and his wife Jayabai who is a waste picker, built in association with Selco Foundation, as an upgrade of their rain damaged home using upcycled donated materials and construction discards - thereby reducing cost of construction and future maintenance.
Dobby Ads has a network of 1000+ screens placed at commercial locations across Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Bangalore and used for showing engaging content and ads.
Beru is an affordable green support initiative. At Beru, we personally help you green up your spaces, from selecting the right plants to crafting your spaces and guiding you with their growth. Every bit of green has positive psychological effect on us, therefore we want to extend this to everyone. It all began at home with terrace gardening, when we shared our plants as well as experiences with friends and family which they appreciated. We didn’t want to stop there, so happened Beru. We make mini-gardens, green gifts, assist garden makeovers, engage in plant swaps and everything green.
- The venue happens to be a home so we would request sensitivity from all attendees, while at the residence.
- Please bring your own cutlery (a cup and a plate) - there will be none provided at the breakfast counter.
Ayyappa Layout, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560032
Bangalore, Karnataka India 560032