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Insper's Campo Favela Project wins UN PRME Recognition Award
Professors Lars Sanches, Carla Ramos, Giuliana Isabella, Adalto Gonçalves and André Duarte received on Thursday, June 17, the communication that they won the 1st edition of the PRME Recognition Awards, created by the United Nations.
The UN considers, as criteria for selection and awarding, that the projects have to be integrated to their strategy on Sustainable Development Goals, with proven results of collective benefit, support the principles of PRME – Principles for Responsible Management Education – and have recognition within the institution itself to which the project is linked.
Among the ten finalists in the Professors Category, Insper was recognized with the Campo Favela project. Created in 2020, the social project had the mission of connecting the production of small farmers – who had nowhere to transport their production, due to the closing of restaurants and schools – to people living on the brazillian “favelas” who suffer from food insecurity. As a whole, the action involves inhabitants of cities from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
The Campo Favela project brought results with a direct impact on four UN Sustainable Development Goals: zero hunger and sustainable agriculture, quality education, reduction of inequalities, and responsible consumption and production.
In order to register the project for the award, the team counted the support of Professor Priscila Claro, who organized the material in the format required by the organization and represented the school nominating the project.
With the participation of the Insper Community, from undergraduate, graduate, alumni and faculty students, donations were received from individuals and corporations. In nearly a year of operation, more than R$ 3 million were collected, allowing the benefit of around 1,500 family farmers and delivering more than 873,000 kilos of food to 101,000 vulnerable families
In February 2021, Campo Favela got transformed and was no longer run by Insper professors. However, the idea continues and is currently managed by Gestão Origami, a consultancy in sustainable business, by Grupo Yara, a company in the fertilizer sector, and by the Sete Barras Family Farming Cooperative, responsible for the continuity of the project ever since.