System Innovation: Scaling and Disrupting

13-16 November 2014 - Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Author: Mark Lynas

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A Solar Revolution – the positive impact of solar power around the world.

Thursday 11th of September, 2014


Jonathon Porrit is the Chair of the SLOW LIFE Symposium.  He is Founder Director of Forum for the Future. This article first appeared on Jonathon’s own blog.
 
One of the very first big pieces of research that Forum for the Future conducted was for BP in the late 1990s, looking at the prospects for the growth ... more

Learn to swim continues

Learn to Swim Resumes


Written by Isha Afeef
 
Even before the students have come onto the jetty, their eager voices are asking for Nate, for Jamie, for Patti, for all the instructors and familiar faces from the previous Swim Camp. The nervous anticipation in the air and the excitement to be going back in the water again ... more

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SLOW LIFE Foundation runner up at 2degrees Champion Awards 2014

Wednesday 30th of July, 2014


Woman collecting firewood.  Credit: Adam Oswell
The SLOW LIFE Foundation was runner-up at the 2degrees Champions Awards 2014 category Social Value. It was recognised for the Myanmar Stoves Campaign project which provides energy efficient cookstoves for families in rural Myanmar.
By Arnfinn Oines
Myanmar is one of the world’s least developed countries, ... more

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Pledges and new partnerships conclude the Soneva Learn-to-Swim programme

Tuesday 17th of June, 2014


All participants in the Soneva Learn-to-Swim programme concluded their two week intensive programme with snorkelling on the Soneva Fushi reef
On the last day of the Soneva Learn-to-Swim programme, the excitement in the air is palpable.  Today the classes will go to the reef edge and snorkel for the first time. Both the children’s ... more

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Children and mothers complete the Soneva Learn-To-Swim programme

Monday 9th of June, 2014


The children’s class wave goodbye at the conclusion of the Soneva Learn-To-Swim programme
This blog is posted by Isha Afeef, manager of the Soneva Fushi Social and Environmental Responsibility Fund.  She is an instructor on the Learn-to-Swim programme and a recent convert to swimming.
We walk into the school to find the students seated ... more

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World Environment Day

Thursday 5th of June, 2014

On World Environment Day, the children from Baa Atoll Education Centre on Eydhafushi will receive their certificates of achievement from Soneva Fushi for their participation in the two week intensive Learn-to-Swim programme.
One of the greatest challenges facing the instructors as the programme concludes is how to continue the momentum the classes have started. An ... more

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Swimming is a family affair


Eight year old Minhaal hesitates on the edge of the jetty at Soneva Fushi.  He is poised to jump into deep water for the first time, but fear almost gets the better of him.  Taking a deep breath, he braces himself and takes a leap of faith.  A leap into the deep blue ocean ... more

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Learning to teach, learning to swim


Leela swimming at Soneva Fushi in the mothers’ class
Isha Afeef is Social and Environmental Responsibility Fund Manager at Soneva Fushi. She is 20 years old and grew up in Male. While supporting the Learn to Swim programme. She has learnt to swim herself and has been snorkeling for the first time.
If you’d ... more

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Learning to swim the Maldivian way

Tuesday 27th of May, 2014


Seven Grade 3 children join hands in a circle in the shallow turquoise water of Soneva Fushi, Maldives. On the count of three they duck, submerging their faces into the warm water. Seconds later they jump up, squealing with contagious delight. With their instructors, they float on their backs and kick in the shallows, ... more


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