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Launching the Moniba at InnovAfrica

Последнее обновление 8 июля 2013 г..

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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Launching our Android app!

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

Launching our Android app!

Imagination for People is proud to launch an Android application that lets you easily discover more projects! Get it on Google Play!

“Projects to discover” and “Recent projects” on the main page help you stay on top of the most relevant social innovation projects. If you’re more an adventurer by nature, give your smart phone a shake at the startup page and a random project will open up in your browser. Check it out!


Once you’ve opened a project sheet, you will see:To open a project sheet directly in the app (and not the browser), just click ...

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

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

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 the World

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

Mapping the World

Knowing Our World

Among human technologies, maps have a unique role in the way we get to know ourselves and the world in which we live. Through maps, we develop a sense of place, a notion of the world.

As Keith Basso discovered, working with the Western Apache:

Knowledge of places is … closely linked to knowledge of the self, to grasping one's position in the larger scheme of things, including one's own community, and to securing a confident sense of who one is as a person.

Keith H. Basso, Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the ...

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Mapping Ouaga: IP Burkina Fighting Excision

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

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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Some mapping links

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

Here are some links about innovative mapping that we found interesting. Click on that widget to see more and feel to add new content to the topic.

LINKS

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Mapping Innovators

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

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

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

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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Imagination for People's groups and community

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

AnimFr

Right now, AnimFr (fr)  (group of project facilitors, groups and collaborative networks) is coproducing a summary of the arguments that explains the strong points of collaboration as simply as possible. The reasoning (found in Creative Commons) can be reused in different contexts with the goal of touching people who were not aware of collaboration and to let them live an “ irreversible experience in cooperation ” (fr). Come and participate in this discussion by signing up at AnimFr (fr), then read the discussion threads here (fr).

InnovAfrica

The InnovAfrica (fr) forum (in French only) is co-built in a collaborative way with ...

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Nouvelles fonctionnalités du mois sur la plateforme

Последнее обновление 4 июля 2013 г..

Since last Monday and the release of the 13th iteration, new functionalities have been available on the site: 1. Internal messaging This functionality allows users to contact project leaders and can be accessed directly through any profile. 2. The option of updating project status 3. Connection via Facebook/Google+ (LinkedIn, OpenID, and Twitter—coming soon) 4. 3 new interface languages Thanks to the help of collaborators in Spain, Greece, and Italy, the interface has been translated into 3 new languages using the Transifex tool. The work of the development team allowed us to put these translations online. Many other small ...

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