Archives février 2013

Weekend Readings - Failing as a Social Entrepreneur

Dernière mise à jour le 15 février 2013.

Weekend Readings - Failing as a Social Entrepreneur

We seldom want to talk about our failures, and yet, it is a crucial process. Every entrepreneur fails, including social entrepreneurs. Like a child who will fall before learning to walk and then run, it truely is by failing that we learn best. Failure in itself isn't a bad thing, as long as we take the time to look back on what happened and learn from it. Here are stories about failing, and about learning from one's mistake. 

 

You know what Ashoka had to say about failure? Every Ashoka Fellow Experiences Failure - and that's ok To foster ...

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News from the I4P Community - February 13th

Dernière mise à jour le 11 mars 2013.

News from the I4P Community - February 13th

Here are some news about the I4P community. You'll find a followup on InnovAfrica, news on IP territories, our participation at a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and updates on IP workgroups.

 

Mapping in Senegal

IP Sénégal was in mapping training with Augustin of Humanitarian Open Street Map Team during the week of January 21. Founded following the earthquake in Haiti, HOT is a Washington-based NGO that has already led a meeting on this topic in InnovAfrica last November.

This week, the training will take place in Ziguinchor, Casamance. Other cities like Dakar and Saint Louis, as ...

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Partez à la découverte de nouveaux projets inspirants

Dernière mise à jour le 7 mars 2013.

Partez à la découverte de nouveaux projets inspirants

Vous voulez découvrir les projets les plus inspirants à l'échelle mondiale? Oui nous aussi. On vous propose donc d'embarquer dans une approche collaborative de recherche de projets innovants. Ce que l'on vous propose? La mise en avant deux fois par semaine des projets les plus innovants sur la plateforme Imagination for People (I4P). Ces projets ont souvent été rajoutés par les membres du projet afin de faire la promotion de leur travail, d'inspirer d'autres acteurs du changement et afin de créé des relations avec une communauté partageant leur intérêt pour l'innovation ...

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Every week, discover a new innovative project

Dernière mise à jour le 7 mars 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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Weekend Reading February 8th

Dernière mise à jour le 8 février 2013.

Weekend Reading February 8th

The Arab Spring helped us realize the power of social media. Today, it is central to much development work and is used to respond more effectively to crisis situations. Social media allows the emergence of a plurality of discourses. Otherwise ignored voices are now becoming stronger. The African diaspora is using social media to influence development , often raising a strong voice against misguided development projects.

 

International organizations are recognizing the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the development of Africa. A joint report of the World Bank and the African Development Bank confirmed that ICTs are revolutionizing development ...

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Fablab-fr, une 1ère rencontre en ligne

Dernière mise à jour le 4 juillet 2013.

Fablab-fr, une 1ère rencontre en ligne

Le groupe fablab-fr a organisé sa 1ère rencontre en ligne mercredi 30 janvier avec la participation d'une quinzaine de personnes. Après un tour de table pour que chacun se présente, des échanges d'expériences ont permis de conseiller les Fablab en devenir sur le financement, sur l'équipement, les pièges à éviter...
Après avoir évoqué des possibilités de mises en commun de projets, les discussions sur la documentation et ses enjeux en termes de démocratisation ont conduit le groupe à vouloir creuser cette question. Les participants ont proposé de tester d'autres outils ...

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Weekend Readings - Scaling social impact

Dernière mise à jour le 6 février 2013.

Weekend Readings - Scaling social impact

Maximizing social impact seems to be on everyone's lips these days. In the past few years, sceptcism towards normal business' ability to address the needs of the world have grown. In the aftermath of the economic crises, more people have rejected the idea of traditionnal profit seeking enterprise and want something more. The Y generation is increasingly seeking alternatives to traditionnal business models, wanting to make an impact on this world. This phenomenon has also been accompanied by critics of the traditionnal non-profit model. Many claim non-profits should learn from enterprises' efficiencies. And while these claims might be unjustified ...

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