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Community development 2.0

How do you get a local community to imagine a whole new future for itself, put forth a series of concrete proposals to make it happen (from health services to the environment) and identify how social media can turn ideas into reality on a shoestring budget – all in 90 minutes? The answer is a Social by Social game, as David Wilcox explains in a terrific post, supported by a real life example and related support and facilitation materials.

Is it time to think of an equivalent game for the development sector?

(Since David is one of the authors of the 45 provocative propositions about using social technology, I can’t wait to get my hands on the upcoming “Social by Social: a practical guide to using new technologies to deliver social impact”. NESTA, please hurry up!)

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