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Can Civic Crowdfunding Kickstart Urban Innovation?

Can Civic Crowdfunding Kickstart Urban Innovation? | Social innovation | Scoop.it

Could we improve civic engagement by crowdfunding urban projects ?

Participation is probably the best way to fit a project to people's real needs.

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Ghana: MTN Launches 0.facebook.com Platform for Subscribers | balancingact-africa.com

MTN offers free access to facebook to its subscribers in Ghana. And facebook program to evangelize in developing countries keeps going...

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Réseau bas-débit pour construire l'internet des objets

Réseau bas-débit pour construire l'internet des objets | Social innovation | Scoop.it
Une start-up toulousaine veut connecter tous les objets à bas prix. SigFox a déployé un réseau bas débit sans fil en bande étroite et séduit notamment l'afficheur Clear Channel France pour piloter à distance des panneaux déroulants.

 

Une solution à envisager pour une meilleure gestion des services urbains.

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Aujourd'hui à 19h15 Les clés du succès d'un projet TIC et Développement Durable

Aujourd'hui à 19h15 Les clés du succès d'un projet TIC et Développement Durable | Social innovation | Scoop.it
Plus d'info sur : http://www.greentic-campus.com/index/actualites Trois ans après le lancement du Challenge GreenTIC Campus, 3 jeunes participants viendront présenter les clés du succès de leur projet TIC et Développement Durable lors du premier...

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I Don't Fix Your PC: ExpressNotifier vous permet de rester connecté partout grâce aux SMS

I Don't Fix Your PC: ExpressNotifier vous permet de rester connecté partout grâce aux SMS | Social innovation | Scoop.it

Why should you wait for 3G to come to your country when you already have SMS ?

Created by a young Algerian entrepreneur, ExpressNotifier brings web notifications (twitter, weather, news ...) to you via SMS. 

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The new tablet of the OLPC Foundation revealed

The new tablet of the OLPC Foundation revealed | Social innovation | Scoop.it

The XO 3.0, the new rugged OLPC tablet for the BoP, would cost 100$ to manufacture and be available with a solar panel!

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Africa: ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons

Africa: ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons | Social innovation | Scoop.it
In Africa and elsewhere, ICTs have become an important tool at times of crisis with technologies such as SMS, VOIP, and mobile phones becoming especially invaluable for refugees and displaced persons.
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« The mobile phone is often called the computer of Africa » | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

« The mobile phone is often called the computer of Africa » | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Social innovation | Scoop.it
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Mobile & Social Technology Driving Financial Innovation

Mobile & Social Technology Driving Financial Innovation | Social innovation | Scoop.it
Technology -- especially mobile banking and social networks -- is now providing financial institutions a wonderful opportunity for innovation.
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Is mobile in developing countries the worlds biggest tech opportunitiy?

Is mobile in developing countries the worlds biggest tech opportunitiy? | Social innovation | Scoop.it
Is mobile in developing countries the worlds biggest tech opportunitiy? I know I’ve said it a lot of times, but mobile in Africa is hot! These stats are from Africa but think of the opportunities in...
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Paris, 17-18 novembre et 8-9 décembre : formation pour les ONG : "La communication Web 2.0 au service de la solidarité"  - Formations Relations Presse - Portail des relations presse - relation presse

Formations, écoles et stages dans les relations presse et la communication (#Internet Sans Frontières propose une formation "La #communication web 2.0 au service de la #solidarité" http://t.co/CDxbsiFr...)...

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Le Web solidaire a la cote ! | Youthink!

Le Web solidaire a la cote ! | Youthink! | Social innovation | Scoop.it

Comment expliquer que le web solidaire se développe autant ?

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Ségou Villages: Hacking Together Rural Internet Access

Ségou Villages: Hacking Together Rural Internet Access | Social innovation | Scoop.it
What equipment is needed to access the internet in the rural Ségou villages of Mali?
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Untethered Hardware Connectivity in a Crisis

Untethered Hardware Connectivity in a Crisis | Social innovation | Scoop.it

Presentation of Tethr, a project building products integrating useful application in case of crisis.

Able to connect through wifi, 3G, ethernet or even satellite, with an inbuilt GSM base station for application like Ushaihidi or FrontlineSMS, and more!

Make a cheap and lighter version of it, open source it and let the community take it to the top!

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Conférence SFR PLAYER avec Google : Innover pour changer le monde avec le numérique | SFR

Conférence SFR PLAYER avec Google : Innover pour changer le monde avec le numérique | SFR | Social innovation | Scoop.it

Conférence organisé le 27/06 par SFR Player en partenariat avec Google sur le thème : "Innover pour changer le monde avec le numérique. Comment émerger ? Quelles collaborations possibles avec les grands groupes ?"

 

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Mobile Application Displays Power Outages in Lebanon

Mobile Application Displays Power Outages in Lebanon | Social innovation | Scoop.it

A new application was launched on Tuesday which displays the power outage times in Lebanon.

Samer Hamandi, the application’s creator announced the release of a new version of his free android mobile application “Beirut Electricity Cut Off"

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Fotopedia Women of the World

Fotopedia Women of the World is an iPad app designed by the WorldBank to promote diversity, beauty and strength of women around the world using pictures

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TechCrunch | mHealth: Remote Patient Monitoring Is On The Rise, With Smartphones Leading The Way

TechCrunch | mHealth: Remote Patient Monitoring Is On The Rise, With Smartphones Leading The Way | Social innovation | Scoop.it

The mHealth industry is growing fast thanks to smartphone! And it's just a beginning!

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Orange to provide Wikipedia free in Middle East and Africa

Orange to provide Wikipedia free in Middle East and Africa | Social innovation | Scoop.it

In Middle East and Africa, Orange offers data charges to access Wikipedia on mobile devices.

Good initiative even though 2G & 3G penetration is still low in those regions. Let's hope other operators do the same!

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Interview de Pascal Plantard "L'influence du coût des technologies sur la "fracture numérique"" Radio Suisse Romande - MARSOUIN.ORG

Interview audio de Pascal Plantard "L’influence du coût des technologies sur la "fracture numérique""

Cette interview rappelle un point capital : le prix du matériel est important dans l'accès aux technologies mais ne suffit pas si les usagers ne sont pas accompagnés dans leur apprentissage de ces outils.


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An Open-Source Hydroponic Vertical Garden With A Built-In Social Network

An Open-Source Hydroponic Vertical Garden With A Built-In Social Network | Social innovation | Scoop.it
Everyone's favorite window garden just hit record-setting numbers on Kickstarter, and its new iteration is both cheaper and easier to use. Is this the start of a home gardening revolution?

 

I just love this intiative mixing gardening with online community! 

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Presentation Destination Changemakers

Two month ago, I interviewed two passionate about social entrepreneurship who decided to start a project that would allow them to become real changemakers.

Jonas Guyot and Matthieu Dardaillon study management in the prestigious business school ESCP Europe. Both of them have already participated in humanitarian project:

During the summer 2010, Matthieu did an internship in the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) of the NGO Gawad Kalinga (Philippines). During this time he became aware of the value and potential of social entrepreneurship.
Matthieu has been involved in several charitable projects, especially as the founder and President of the Student Star Trekk ESCP Europe organizing an eco-raid in the Vercors.

After having done these experiences, they decided to start the project “Destination Changemakers”.
Their mission is to cross the world in order to help three social entrepreneurs who work on innovative concept to respond to a social need: problem of access to drinking water, health, electricity, education ... During three month, they will assist these entrepreneurs and their social enterprise and involve their energy, motivation and skills to establish a business plan and a business model to increase their social impact and helping change the scale by attracting new financing.

Modest and realistic I was surprised by the entrepreneurial spirit of these two students. You can visit their blog (French) to learn more about their project or contact them for English speakers. They are still looking for funding to start their project in september 2012. http://destinationchangemakersfr.wordpress.com/contacts/

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Facebook et Orange lancent un smartphone dans les pays pauvres | YOUPHIL

Orange & Facebook created a smartphone to be sold in emerging countries in Europe.

(in French)

 

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ZIMBABWE: Rural Women Banking By Mobile Phone - IPS ipsnews.net

ZIMBABWE: Rural Women Banking By Mobile Phone - IPS ipsnews.net | Social innovation | Scoop.it
Collecting the monthly subscriptions for her co-operative has always been a
headache for Thelma Nare, 41.

 

A M-pesa like in Zimbabwe. mobile phone banking is spreading again!

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L’humanitaire et le GPS | Slate

L’humanitaire et le GPS | Slate | Social innovation | Scoop.it
La technologie facilite le déploiement de l’aide dans les pays en guerre —mais rend plus difficile le contact avec les gens.
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