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Fatima Yansane,
31 yrs old,
Accountant

 

In Bangalore, I was pleasantly surprised by the visit to a shantytown. There I saw everything the NGOs and the population do to emerge from poverty; how women organize themselves and what is taught to children. During the conferences we were shown the contrasts of India, with development which rather served to enrich the wealthiest. This had an impact on the Bangalore environment, called the garden city only 30 years ago, and which has become a garbage city today. The negative aspects of India, its impact on the environment or the corruption in administration, were not hidden from us.
We visited a company which showed us its CSR Policy with a program on agricultural professions in prisons together with another program concerning farmers.
In yet another company, we could see the importance of actions carried out in favour of community development.
Throughout this study trip we got to know one another better: this trip really brought us closer.

     

Florence De Bonnafos,
43 yrs old,
Portfolio Investment Manager

 

This study trip to India was a good opportunity for the group to open up to other issues than the usual work. Speaking for myself, we were able to share memorable moments.
Among the visits we were lucky enough to have, I preferred the one to the shantytown. While it is true that, generally speaking, we had a general preconceived idea of this type of place, in fact I discovered there was a sort of zest for life. We have a lot to learn from people living in shantytowns, from their ability to seize the slightest thing to build their happiness. The NGO working within the shantytown is very well organized and structured. It enables the population to be self-sustaining thanks to activity developments. Women are often at the very heart of these activities. They create goods from cigarette packaging or renovate their houses thanks to a system of tontine, which is a traditional cooperative banking system. It's absolutely fabulous! In this type of society where differences between genders is greater than in the western world, it is very important to teach women to be independent.
Among the companies visited, I really appreciated the fact that, for women, sustainable development is not simply a pretext to reduce the energy bill.

     

Jean-Michel Duivon,
50 yrs old,
Consultant for SMEs, specialized in eco-innovation of products and services and architecture recycling

 

What I really appreciated about this study trip was getting together with the whole cohort. We were able to exchange views on our career paths with the others, something which we didn't have time enough to do at Dauphine. Discovering India combined with discovering the others. What was really interesting during this trip, was to see how each person positioned himself, faced with a new experience, such as during the visit to the shantytown, how we felt during the visits and the analysis we could make.
I came to Bangalore 10 years ago and I was surprised by the changes of this town. One had the impression of a country on the move, a young country, dynamic economy, a mix between modernity and tradition. It's a real developing construction site.
The visit that touched me the most was to find myself at school sharing. We were at this school within a shantytown because the NGO is trying to break the poverty cycle for children through education.
It was very interesting to see how a middle-sized Indian company addresses globalization, while, at the same time trying to position itself on the world market, to respect its own values and based on its Indian land. This company which produces organic cosmetic products, is trying to add something to its organization, in completely integrating sustainable development.
What was important in this trip was the confrontation with different cultures. The companies we visited have integrated sustainable development as a strategy, with a pragmatic approach of sustainable development with respect to their constraints.

     

Mikyun PARK,
38 yrs old,
South Korean, Civil Servant for the Ministry of Environment of South Korea

 

I decided to undertake a Master in Sustainable Development at Dauphine to deepen my work knowledge after several years at the ministry. In social terms, this study trip enabled me to confront myself with the reality of poverty on-site. It was a real opportunity to see how populations set up solutions to improve their social situation and emerge from poverty. Compared to my function at the Ministry of Environment of South Korea, I was able to see if shantytowns had drinking water distribution systems and if there was a sewer and purification system.
I very much appreciated the presentation by a sustainable development manager of an electrical equipment company. He gave us a very good overview of his country faced with environmental,social and economic issues. During this visit, what seemed most important to me was that, to help the population, money did not suffice. We must ensure that solutions are adapted to the situation, in this case, to electrify villages. To ensure efficient electrification respectful of the environment, a training course is provided by the company, including an entrepreneurial dimension.Thus sustainability takes on its full meaning.

     

Sandrine Chauvet,
43 yrs old
Quality and Sustainable Development Consultant

 

What I discovered during this study trip to India, was life in shantytowns. I discovered the population, their daily lives, their real problems, the true space configuration, and what is really organized to help the population emerge from poverty.
It was my first visit to India. I saw what I had expected as concerns the difficulties, magnitudes, capacities and paradoxes. The hotel visit was very interesting for it broached an important subject, that of luxury with respect to sustainable development. It may seem contradictory to talk of environmental preservation and the social responsibilty of luxury goods, in India, what's more. Yet, this topic was handled in a very interesting way. The richness of this study trip rendered a very strong group cohesion.

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Sylvaine TRINH


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Sabrina LEI
Tel : 01 44 05 49 71
Mail : sabrina.lei@dauphine.fr
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Next information meeting :
4th July 6:30pm - Room B511
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Submission of the application files:
From February 2017

 

Starting date for next session:
Late september 2017

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