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Video: Training rats and social entrepreneurship

Training rats can save lives?

In 1997, Belgian engineer Bart Weetjens founded APOPO, an NGO that trains African giant pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis.

 

APOPO is a social enterprise that, according to his founder, has several advantages over traditional and institution-driven development assistance.

 

A few weeks ago, the Capacity4dev sat down with Bart and asked a few questions to better understand how APOPO works and what makes it so successful at saving human lives while being highly efficient and cost-effective.

 

Watch the video above to learn more about APOPO's story and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

 

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23 April 2019

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