You are invited to participate in the 2008 USAID Development 2.0 Challenge! It's an open call for innovative mobile technology applications for developing countries that increase access to knowledge for higher development impact. It is USAID's first ever open source challenge. The winning project ideas will receive grants of up to $10,000 and present before USAID, the development community, and industry officials in Washington.
In my last posting, I mentioned the importance of securing new funding to scale up activities. I’ve got some great news to share today and that is that our efforts to secure more financial resources have borne fruit in that we’ve just received news that we’re one of 12 winners of the biennial Dubai Awards.
Now that your project is a success, you’re going to want to do more of it to impact more people in more and different contexts. How do you do it?
I am really in a rush, I am leaving Vientiane to participate in The Tech Award ceremony, organized by The Tech Museum in San Jose, California in the next hours.
BATTANPUN, Cambodia – Some 30 people gathered in late February 2008 to talk about their experience using a rope pump that was introduced to the village a few months earlier. Many stopped by on their way home from the fields, asked questions and considered the pump.
On October 22, 2008 fifty winners were announced at the end of this year China Development Marketplace entitled “Supporting Grassroots Innovations for a Harmonious Society.” With a total award pool of US $ 1 million, this competition identified efforts targeting poverty reduction and addressing develop
We recently held a session on linking communities to markets during the Development Marketplace 2008 with about 40 finalists from all over the world. This was an excellent session and well received, but I realized one thing during the event: When you discuss how to link communities to markets, you’re assuming that the communities are mobilized, are actively participating in the project, and feel a sense of ownership. But h
November 4, 2008
The Skoll Foundation announces that November 4, 2008 is the deadline for receipt of applications for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The Foundation is looking for social entrepreneurs whose work has the potential for large-scale positive change in the areas of tolerance and human rights, health, environmental sustainability, peace and security, institutional responsibility, and economic and social equity. Within these issues, it is particularly interested in applications from social entrepreneurs working in five critical sub-issue areas that threaten the survival of humanity – climate change, nuclear proliferation, pandemics, conflict in the Middle East and water scarcity. Award winners will be celebrated at the annual Skoll World Forum following their selection, at the end of March 2009 in Oxford, England.
Once you complete your project, there’ll be time for reflection and celebration but not too much! Likely your project has successfully piloted a new innovation but it remains just that, a pilot. Peoples’ lives will have been changed and you’ll have learned an enormous amount, so now the challenge is to have an even bigger impact by helping change the existing paradigm in your field or in the region where you work.