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#InnovMAMPU Talks: 1. The MAMPU Innovation Team

The MAMPU Program initiated an Innovation Fund in October, 2014 to encourage civil society organizations to experiment with creative solutions for improving poor women’s access to local governance, essential services, and livelihoods. The Innovation Fund not only provided support to … Continue reading

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Reading between the lines…

….is not easy! My recent employment with CKS on the READ Alliance, brought me in contact with project proposals of some of the leading organizations in the education sector, selected for the final round of the Early Grade Reading Innovation … Continue reading

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Adianta School Partners with Samagra for Innovation in Sanitation

We’re very pleased to announce that the Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation has just partnered with Samagra Waste Management, an organization dedicated to improving toilet and sanitation use and awareness in India. The partnership is based on a mutual … Continue reading

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Transforming the Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Landscape

David Wilcox, the founder of ReachScale (an organization that aligns the social responsibility goals of corporations with high potential social entrepreneurs), writes about three underlying trends that, according to him, will transform the social innovation and social enterprise landscape. For … Continue reading

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On Technology and Social Innovation

Oftentimes, when we’re talking about innovation, what it is and how it can be learnt or taught (which happens often over the lunch table here in our office), we end up talking about the different kinds of innovation – technological, … Continue reading

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Ten Innovations You Might Not Have Heard About

via @MahindraRise Mahindra’s Rise team has put together a list of ten new innovations from the emerging world that have the potential to create social change in areas like healthcare, water, farming and more. These include projects such as including … Continue reading

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Social Innovation by Design

via @Guardian We often talk about the need to integrate design principles, design thinking, and of course, designers, when we talk about social innovation. This may not be essential nor always necessary, but there is a definite role for the … Continue reading

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Is this Social Innovation?

In the debate on cash transfers versus subsidies, the jury still seems to be out for the most part, and the debate rages on despite the central government’s decision to begin targeted cash transfers in January next year. While some … Continue reading

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For profit or not-for profit? That is the question.

We have been talking recently about social entrepreneurship and scaling up innovation for rural and remote communities who often form the bottom of the pyramid market. So I caught up with Rustam Sengupta, of Boond, who I met at the … Continue reading

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Citizens as designers, not deciders

I just read a brilliant piece on the SSIR blog, which talks about the current design of political systems, and what they allow and disallow in terms of citizen participation. The author, Brodie Boland, talks about how it is hard … Continue reading

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