Category: Social Innovation

Recap of USAID’s Inaugural Global Innovation Week Kickoff

“Innovation is making the impossible, possible, the unsolvable, solvable. And of course, nowhere is this more true than in the area of international development, where technology and new thinking are enabling us to reinvent how we go about fulfilling our mission.” These remarks, delivered by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, Mark Green, kicked…

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On World Refugee Day: What lessons we can learn from Africa

Today, low- and middle-income countries host a majority of the world’s refugees. The reality of refugees striving to rebuild their lives alongside host communities can fuel divisive politics, and the strain of refugee flows can threaten hard-won development gains. Despite the political turmoil precipitated by forced displacement, this is an eminently manageable challenge for the…

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Journey to the Innovation Age?

I want to talk about how technology and further it’s constant innovation has brought about a new world filled with opportunity and creativity. I will acknowledge the growth and advancement of our earlier times, but will focus more on the development that has occurred in more recent times. The world has changed immensely in many…

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Have You Ever Wondered How and Why a Startup With Lots of Funding Failed?

Here is the story of Everpix Current Everpix site – After Demise Everpix made some fundamental mistakes despite being very intelligent and experienced entrepreneurs.  I came across an article about their rise and fall noted that the biggest mistake they made was by focusing on growth too late.  I believe their mistakes were much greater…

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Development Labs, Start-Ups, and Tech: Innovative Solutions for Poverty Alleviation

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a DCTech Meetup event called “DevTech – Innovative Solutions for Poverty Alleviation” hosted at the Embassy of Sweden. When this meetup was first posted, I knew immediately this was a program I could not miss (even if it meant incorporating it into to my partially…

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