Category archives: I4P Community

News on the I4P community including workgroups and IPterritories

We've got a new partner!

Last update on Aug. 30, 2013.

We've got a new partner!

Imagination for People is pleased to announce a partnership with Geeks Gone Global. Geeks Gone Global is an organization that seeks to create real connections with social entrepreneurs through Innovation Excursions. Meeting and engaging with different communities all around the world is one way this fantastic organization fosters social innovation. I4P and Geeks Gone Global share the core values of discovering, connecting, and collaborating to enhance social projects, all while having a great time and meeting different people!

Anyone interested in Geeks Gone Global can check out the GGG group on the I4P platform. Learn about fantastic projects that have ...

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Participez au Parlement des solutions

Last update on July 22, 2013.

Participez au Parlement des solutions

Nous vous proposons de participer, dès le mois de septembre, à un échange en ligne pour enrichir le thème : "Et si les entreprises avaient les solutions ?"

Initiée par les Entrepreneurs d'avenir et Imagination for People, cette démarche collaborative rassemblera les entrepreneurs et autres acteurs économiques, publics, sociaux et académiques du monde francophone. Elle utilisera les méthodes les plus récentes d'intelligence collective pour produire à plusieurs centaines de personnes.

En septembre, vous recevrez un premier mail présentant de façon synthétique plusieurs pistes de solution pour sortir le mieux possible de la ...

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Le groupe AnimFr élabore un sommaire pour rédiger ses recettes libres « codes sources »

Last update on July 22, 2013.

Le groupe AnimFr élabore un sommaire pour rédiger ses recettes libres « codes sources »

La dernière réunion en ligne mensuelle de l’été du groupe AnimFr a eu lieu le mercredi 03 juillet à 10h Québec, 14h Afrique de l’Ouest, 16h Europe (GMT +2h) sur le thème : les recettes libres “codes sources”. A cette occasion, ont été invités les membres du groupe des Fablab francophones (Fablab-fr)  qui, lors de l'évènement Tu imagines ? Construis ! du 28 au 30 juin 2013 et de l'Imagine Fiesta ont discuté à nouveau des problèmes rencontrés pour documenter la fabrication d'objets.

Les échanges durant la réunion ont abouti à la ...

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1ère réunion en ligne pour les animateurs de groupe sur la plateforme d’IP

Last update on July 22, 2013.

1ère réunion en ligne pour les animateurs de groupe sur la plateforme d’IP

La 1ère réunion en ligne mensuelle pour les animateurs (et membres pro-actifs) de groupes sur la plateforme d'Imagination For People , a eu lieu le  mercredi 19 juin à 10h Québec, 14h Afrique de l’Ouest et UTC, 16h Europe. Etaient présents les 2 animateurs du groupe Bretagne Créative, l'animateur du groupe IP Burkina, l'animateur du groupe tiers-lieux Open Source et 3 participants du groupe AnimFr, en cours de formation Animacoop (formation à distance sur l'animation de projets coopératifs) dont 2 sont basés au Sénégal. Les 2 animateurs du groupe ...

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La 1ère édition d’Imagine Fiesta donne à voir de belles initiatives

Last update on July 22, 2013.

La 1ère édition d’Imagine Fiesta donne à voir de belles initiatives

L'imagine fiesta lancée par Imagination for People était l'occasion de rendre visible des projets partout dans le monde en proposant à ceux qui le souhaitaient de présenter des projets, organiser des ateliers, etc. dans une ambiance de fête. Cette première édition de l'Imagine Fiesta, qui a eu lieu du 28 au 30 juin 2013, a été un succès grâce à vous tous avec 80 événements dans 15 pays. Pendant ces trois jours, des personnes se sont réunies, ont découvert des projets sociaux innovants, ont appris à faire elles-mêmes, ont échang ...

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Every week, discover a new innovative project

Last update on March 7, 2013.

Every week, discover a new innovative project

Want to know what are some of the most globally ambitious projects right now? Yeah, we like that too! This is why every week, we will be featuring some of the most exciting projects on our platform. These projects were added by a member of the project's team to showcase their work, to help inspire others and to create a new relationship with a community of world citizens sharing their interest for social innovation. They might have also been added by a member of the community who thought the project deserved being shared. In all cases, we are impressed ...

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Launching the Moniba at InnovAfrica

Last update on July 8, 2013.

Launching the Moniba at InnovAfrica

The fourth InnovAfrica Forum was held in Dakar, Senegal from November 26 to 30, 2012. In preparation, Imagination for People and Orange Mali tested the moniba, an innovative training currency, with 50 young Malians. We were pleased to officially launch the moniba and to present its successes at the forum opening. There were 22 training sessions, in all, held over a period of a week.

The moniba is a sustainable solution to unemployment that promotes training and cooperation. With it's week of testing, we are confident that the moniba has the potential to make a significant impact on the ...

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InnovAfrica: Social innovation in the South

Last update on Feb. 4, 2013.

InnovAfrica: Social innovation in the South

For a second year, Imagination for People is the organization leading the InnovAfrica forum. Our team has been working for a year now to organize this fourth forum taking place in Dakar, Senegal. The event launched, with great success, this morning, with activities taking place through Friday.

More than 100 leaders and innovators of all kind from West Africa working around the common goal of furthering new uses of technological and social innovation for development are reunited in Dakar. They are joined by online participants through the "Réseau Correspondant" working group. The theme this year is «Innovation by Experimentation ...

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Collaborative book on monetary innovation “Money, Then What?”

Last update on July 4, 2013.

Collaborative book on monetary innovation “Money, Then What?”

“Money, Then What?” is different than other books. It is one of the rare books that was written collaboratively by 200 people to contribute solutions in order to establish new forms of exchange in the current context of financial and economic crisis.

Indeed, experts on complementary currencies, regional authorities, businesses, banks, innovators, etc. have all contributed to this book. Collective intelligence for the common good – that’s the book’s message. It also provides concrete solutions. Jean-Michel Cornu (who is in the video interview) oversaw the book’s writing as international consultant, scientific director of Fing (Next Generation Internet Foundation ...

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Mapping Ouaga: IP Burkina Fighting Excision

Last update on July 4, 2013.

Mapping Ouaga: IP Burkina Fighting Excision

IP Burkina OSM Workshop

Though innovative mapping can be beneficial anywhere, it appears to be especially impactful in those regions of the World which have been less heavily mapped. Burkina Faso is such a place.

I4P in Burkina Faso: IP Burkina

In December 2011, through I4P’s InnovAfrica forum[1], a group of innovators in Ouagadougou established the IP Burkina workgroup.

Since then, IP Burkina has been involved in a number of projects which aim to bring together social innovation and technological expertise. For instance, workgroup members have been participating in RikMa, a project based on the motorcycle equivalent of carpooling.

InnovAfrica 2011 Participants by Sylvain Maire

IP Burkina has ...

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