Case Study: Sagir Ahmed, Assam, India | Balipara Foundation

Case Study: Sagir Ahmed, Assam, India

The Naturenomics Award is Presented to a green entrepreneur whose financial and ecological success has proven to be sustainable model in which Economy & Environment goes hand in hand

The Naturenomics Award was conferred to Sagir Ahmed for his sustainable use of waste coconut shells in Assam. The Award was presented by Naoko Ghosh, Yoga & Forest Walk Expert

Transforming waste coconut shells into intricate art pieces of jewelry and home décor, Sagir Ahmed is a Green Entrepreneur and owner of Dazzle Craft, who has used innovation & creativity to recycle and reuse a waste product. His craft has helped raise awareness on the valuable use of coconut shells of Assam and is a source of livelihood for self-help women groups. These women who would earlier burn or throw these coconut shells now collect them as raw material for his business in exchange for a steady source of income. His eco-friendly craft pieces are also sought after by many e-commerce website, retailers and wholesalers who buy these products & sell them through their sales platforms. The products are bio-degradable and hence non-hazardous and environment friendly. Sagir Ahmed aims to utilize coconut shell as a valuable currency and for his contribution to nature, we award him today.

 

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