By @SimonCocking

Interview with Vicky Hansen, producer and communications consultant, speaking at SIGEF 2015 Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum 2015 organized by @Horyou  will take place in Geneva, Switzerland (October 2015)

Tell us about yourself

I am an Iowan living in the heart of Europe.

What led you into what you do now?


What will you speak about at SIGEF?

Big Food, a feature film screenplay that via the story of two ladies shows a way to increase the nutrition of our food from Iowa to India despite the regulatory framework of the USA.

Who might it appeal to ?

30 year old mothers who have kids with allergies
Anyone concerned with their health

How was last 12 months?


Anything you’d do differently?

Yes, however not worth thinking about too much 🙂

Tips to others trying to achieve change?

Community, there is strength in community.

What are your top 5 hiphop tunes?

The Bomb – Pigeon John
Empire State of Mind – JayZ
Right Round – Flo Rida
I Gotta Feeling – BEP
Anything by Black Eyed Peas

Anything we should have asked you / you’d like to add?

Get in touch if you are interested in this tentpole project with international appeal.

What’s your background in a little more detail?

I was born and bred in Iowa, USA, I have represented Democrats overseas for more than 10 years. Serving on the Democratic National Committee, sitting on the Rural Council for more than 2 years. Then stepped down from elected position to write this novel and make a feature film to illuminate our largest trade issue ? Genetically Modified Seeds and Food, highlighting the difference between the ‘substantially equivalent’ doctrine espoused by US food corps and the ‘precautionary principal’ advocated by scientists from all corners of the globe.
Having enjoyed 50 countries, I’m keen to make movies with messages that bring people together.

What is SIGEF?

SIGEF is an annual international event that gathers non-profit organizations, renowned speakers, social entrepreneurs and the general public for three days of dialogue and interaction. It features plenary sessions, cultural events and networking opportunities, as well as NGO and project showcases.?

The first edition took place last year and hosted more than 2,500 participants and over 50 NGOs present on the Horyou platform. SIGEF 2015 is expected to have a far broader scope and reach, with 5,000 participants, 100 NGOs, 30 keynote speakers and 50 media partners.

This new edition of SIGEF is an open invitation for reflection, dialogue and action in favour of social innovation and social good. It will focus on proposing effective solutions to shape the better times to come.


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