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Catch of the Week #3: New books, Social Enterprise World Forum, and a better bicycle!

Dernière mise à jour le 4 octobre 2013.

Catch of the Week #3: New books, Social Enterprise World Forum, and a better bicycle!

Happy October everyone! We have some exciting updates from the world of social entrepreneurship this week.

 

First up, the Social Enterprise World Forum concludes today in Calgary.

 

  • This forum takes place annually and brought together 1200 individuals from more than 30 countries to discuss social innovation and different ways we can work to resolve some of todays most complex and confounding social challenges. Check out their website to learn more about what was discussed this year. 

 

Second, a new book has been published to raise awareness about Africa’s challenges and how they can be helped by social entrepreneurship.

 

  • The ...

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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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Mapping Innovators

Dernière mise à jour le 4 juillet 2013.

Mapping Innovators

This week, Imagination for People (I4P) focuses on innovative uses of maps and geolocation in social projects.

During the past few years, social projects making use of mapping tools, geolocation, and maps have taken a fascinating turn. From disparate ideas and initiatives, they have developed into something of a “scene”, within the domain of social innovation. Here are a few of the projects and people we find particularly inspiring, as we explore this domain.

Learning more about them, you may get an inkling of the richness of the mapping scene. While some of ...

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