Category archives: I4P Community

News on the I4P community including workgroups and IPterritories

Launching the Moniba at InnovAfrica

Last update on 08 Ιουλίου 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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Collaborative book on monetary innovation “Money, Then What?”

Last update on 04 Ιουλίου 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 04 Ιουλίου 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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Mapping Innovators

Last update on 04 Ιουλίου 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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Focus Week: Mapping Social Innovation

Last update on 04 Ιουλίου 2013.

This month, we’re initiating a new approach to group and community participation. Focus Weeks will use broad themes to collaboratively explore several facets of social innovation. During those Focus Weeks we will encourage you to participate in collaborative activities and spread the word about stimulating projects, social actors, and relevant content. Those theme-based Focus Weeks will occur each month. In order to expand social innovation’s knowledge base, we will wrap up each Focus Week with an overview of the week’s activities and contents. This overview will then be available on our site.

September Is Innovative Mapping Month ...

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Lancement du groupe international francophone sur les Tiers Lieux

Last update on 04 Ιουλίου 2013.

During the “Rencontres d’Autrans 2012”, held from January 11-13, a group of individuals working on third places initiatives came up with the idea of an international francophone group on Third Places. The basic idea was to create a way to collectively write the “source code” for a third place, a concept that brings together co-working spaces, Fab Labs, Hacker Spaces, Espaces Public Numériques, etc. We can thus refer more generally to these as gateways to cooperative work, training and exchange environments. These spaces, free and open for all, facilitate the development of collaborative consumption models, cooperative autonomous production ...

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