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The Innovation Lab and similar events serve as catalysts for such long term collaboration and for providing safe spaces. The Lab was an event that was driven largely by the participants rather than by an imposed agenda. The three-day event,...
The South Asia Hub launched its second training on innovative funding and this time in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy. The three-day boot camp supported CSOs’ transition from donor-dependency to a social enterprise model to create sustainable social impact...
Access to Legal Aid on demand and scaling existing legal aid programs to meet broader needs regionally were identified in all the Hub's co-creation workshops, when trying to counter the intensifying trend of closing civic space and clamp down on...
In time for the national elections in Pakistan, Bytes For All, conducted the following activities to monitor general elections in the country. As the mainstream media remain obsessed with the breaking news cycle, neglecting the marginalized communities, we engaged with...
In order to protect and promote rights to information in in light of the ICT development and maintain civic space in digital world, it is fundamentally important to arm the ‘watch dogs’ with reliable tools. According to IRIM’s experience in...
We conducted the Bhutan Innovation Lab, called "Amplifying youth voice through filmmaking," in partnership with Bhutan Center for Media and Democracy (BCMD).  Fifteen participants attended a 10-day advanced filmmaking training resulting culminating in the screening of five short films. The...
The SDG platform is aimed at connecting the RACI experience of networking at local, national, regional and international levels, with the need to better access of information on the 2030 Agenda. The solution was the creation of a platform that...
RACI worked with Change.org, a petitions platform, on the research paper "Are Citizen Priorities aligned with the Agenda 2030?". For this analysis the Change.org database was used - which is generated 100% by private users, who generate specific petitions (regarding...
The long-term goal is to provide urban actors with evidence base, data on the quality of the urban environment and the quality of life in the city (Bishkek Data Hub). Based on this data, different actors can develop products and...
The project includes a mapping of infrastructure projects in Argentina and the communities and organizations affected by those projects. Information about experiences of communities was systematically gathered and comments on the functionality of the site were collected. The site was...
This project launched the design and implementation of an interactive electronic module that could be adapted to a public learning and assistance space, with information that is required to increase the visibility of civic society organizations. 
This tool for CSO self-evaluation and improvement of accountability capacity includes 12 commitments of the Global Standard and touches on three basic areas: what you want to achieve; your approach to change; and what you do internally.
On July 5, 2018, the Alianza de Organizaciones No Gubernamentales (Alianza ONG) organized a youth innovation lab in the Dominican Republic focused on generating new ideas to address the challenges of sustainability for CSOs. Thirty participants ages 18 to 35...
The ID tag "Taptyk" with a QR code helps a person with a disability in case they get lost or suddenly become ill. Anyone passing by can assist by scanning the QR code to receive information to inform relatives about...
This multi-functional mobile application for people with visual impairments also includes an interconnected site that is the registration point for volunteers who want to help people with visual impairments.
This Braille alphabet prototype teaches Braille and also contains a testing function to practice what you've learned. The device includes a small box with a screen where the braille characters are displayed, a joystick to choose a menu, holes with...
"Smart-Zhardem" is a multi-functional medical "smart" bed designed for people suffering from paresis, paralysis, or undergoing operations that require special care. The bed includes the following special functions: cardio-observation (using a QR-code), position adjustment (to prevent bedsores), a call button...
This project uses hardware to help rehabilitate people whose injuries force them to be in a wheelchair. People in wheelchairs need to regularly be lifted out of their chairs and take a vertical position to improve their circulation and avoid...
The device for orientation in space for the visually impaired and hearing impaired. The device will consist of three blocks: • For orientation in space at head height • At the level of the sole of the foot • Orientation...
The project focuses on methods to teach people with hearing disabilities another language. Hearing impaired Russian-speaking students learn English vocabulary in sign language.
The Medical Inventions Team from Kazakhstan created a lower-limb exoskeleton to help paralyzed people who have lost mobility in their lower limbs. Exoskeletons can replace deficient motor function and increase muscle strength.
Project Talos from Kazakhstan developed bus identification mobile application for visually impaired people.
A multi-functional device, or verticalizer, was developed in combination with an exoskeleton to help restore mobility of physically impaired individuals.
The EYE Luxonic project developed an electronic prototype for people with hearing impairments to inform them about approaching danger through other senses, connecting and programming electronic elements and devices.
The Magic Mop project from Kyrgyzstan created a prototype to serve people with musculoskeletal disorders in approaching hard-to-reach places.
The Guide project from Tajikistan developed bus identification devices for visually impaired people.
Project ‘Hear. Me’ from Kazakhstan has developed an assistive device designed to help people with hearing loss. The device uses a mechanical vibration that capture the sounds when the person’s name was called.
The Expanding Abilities project from Kazakhstan developed a mobile, portable glove that turns sign language into speech to reduce the communication gap for people with hearing and speech impairments.
The Oqyp kor project from Kazakhstan developed a device designed to help people with vision loss by translating text to Braille in multiple languages, including Kazakh.
The project developed a universal vehicle automation device for people with musculoskeletal disorders. The device can be quickly mounted on any mechanical wheelchair and is controlled through an application installed on a mobile phone.
The project is an active-passive rehabilitation simulator for the rehabilitation of people with disabilities in the lower extremities. There are no analogues made in Kazakhstan, but there are two types in the world: indirect, which we can call a massage,...
The prototype is equipped with special sensors to help the visually impaired navigate space. The device transfers information on obstacles to a visually impaired person through headphones. The prototype is less expensive than other devices, and is easy to use,...
Civil society, young people and the government of the Kyrgyz Republic are not connected in their efforts to solve common environmental problems. Several factors account for this including insufficient public narratives raising awareness of the extent of the problem; a...
CSOs in Central Asia have a hard time self-assessing their level of innovation because there are currently no tools available for such assessment. In fact there are no indexes or studies to reflect on the use of innovation by civil...
This two-day, interactive workshop brought civil society activists together with local and international technology experts to: strengthen the capacity of civil society to innovatively formulate technology-centric projects; sensitize the activists to the implications of planning projects around technology; and, introduce...
Innovation Labs promote civil society's improved awareness and knowledge of innovation. The Labs help civil society organizations become more innovative by building participants’ skills and teaching them to apply the approaches, tools, and processes identified as most relevant and useful....
The multi-generational civil society workshop brings together younger and older generations to build on the positive resources they each offer and to pioneer joint solutions to social development challenges through innovation.
An open call to Central Asian contemporary artists on the topic “Alternative Theses” invited artists to present their visions on solutions to the social and cultural issues that concern them.
Go Viral is both a festival and an ongoing series of events that includes workshops, discussions, and other activities in the fields of media, culture, business and technology. It takes place annually in Almaty, Kazakhstan and is supported by the...
The Central Asian Handicrafts Exchange brings participants together for an interactive exhibition and fair that includes events such as open workshops and artists’ exchanges.
The State Historical and Cultural Reserve Museum “Issyk” was opened for an evening of historical quests, classes, performances by local musicians and dancers, an artisans fair to purchase locally crafted products, and a dance party. More than 1,500 people participated.
The September 2018 Youth Space was an Arts Lab for Social Change. A diverse group of 45 youth activists, filmmakers, artists, singers, dancers and theatre practitioners came together for the event in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They recognized the exciting overlap...
As part of the inaugural Innovation Fest, the Central Asia Hub and its partners hosted teams of inventors, students, technologists, medical technicians, and engineers to develop and test innovative solutions to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.
The Placemaking Festival is the multi-sector creation of urban spaces through art, culture and citizen engagement.
The Media Tour is the culmination of an ongoing series of events organized with “non-metropolitan” journalists in Central Asian countries. The events are intended as a means to strengthen the media practices and the coverage of innovation topics outside the...
The Central Asia Hub of the Innovation for Change (I4C) network organized the tenth annual Innovation Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan from June 10-17, 2019. The Innovation Festival includes events organized by the Civil Society Development Association (ARGO) bringing together a...
A core group of youth launched the Mataw Pacific Hub, the newest Innovation for Change (I4C) hub and the first to pilot a youth-led approach. Under the leadership of the Pacific Youth Council and the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs...
An Innovation Lab designed to connect civil society leaders, technologists, and respected thinkers on the sharing economy provides an opportunity to innovate, ideate, and prototype solutions to the challenges Latin America faces.
Techo conducts research on youth, urban issues, and advocacy, using innovative and qualitative research methodologies as part of its Mobilization of Youth for Cities campaign. The project's general objective is to build a citizen proposal for implementation of the New...
The LAC Hub will continue its activities in the region by partnering with Wingu to organize Social Innovation and Technology Fests (FITS) in Bogota, Colombia and Mexico City, Mexico. FITS is a free of charge, open to the public event...
The platform for transparency is a physical and digital space where civil society organizations can: a) Be transparent when publishing the economic resources they manage and how they manage it. b) Dialogue and propose solutions on how they can implement...
The MENA Hub collected, translated and produced an advocacy portal to serve as a space for sharing resources (tools, curriculums,...etc.), experiences and collaboration opportunities among the CSOs in the region on the Innovation for change Platform. The focus will be...
The MENA Hub and in partnership with Partners-Jordan worked on the mapping of CSOs advocating and campaigning in the MENA region. The aim of this mapping and assessment is to: Identify CSOs focusing on advocacy and campaigning in the region...
Kinara for Youth Evolution’s “Water for Life” project was supported by Innovation for Change Africa as one of their We-Account Social Innovation Challenge 2018 grant winners during its pilot phase from March to July of 2019. The project addressed the...
empowerment of smallholders with technology appeal for the younger generation to produce more food for our region has a ready market to be tapped into. inter-governmental policy that is favourable to companies offering solutions that facilitate trade across countries of...
Hub Afrique and the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) organized a convening on alternative funding models for Civil Society Organizations, in Accra, Ghana on Nov 26-28, 2018 for more than 30 CSO leaders from across Africa. This shared learning...
The Guidebook was prepared by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), the hub’s Regional Connector for West Africa, and is based in part on discussions at the Best Practices for Financial Sustainability workshop in Accra, Ghana from November 26-28,...
iSC conducted two rounds of focus groups and distributed questionnaires to gather feedback on the App. Feedback revealed that a key highlight for users was the ability to select which language to use, especially for participants in Francophone countries. iSC...
Contribuer ˆ la rŽduction de la pollution de lÕenvironnement par la sensibilisation et le renforcement des capacitŽs des Žlus collinaires, des administratifs ˆ la base et des leaders communautaires, autour des sites dÕextraction des minerais, sur les pratiques de protection...
Tobongisa App project’s first objective is to build the capacity of African citizens, CSOs and elected representatives to make community/beneficiary/constituency problems, solution ideas and development lessons clear to African governments. Tobongisa App project’s second objective is to build the capacity...
The project prepared both the appÕs launching plan and the testing and piloting plan with indicators to ensure the appÕs success and also ensure that it would stand out from crowd in the increasingly competitive African market. Following its execution,...
"In addition to conversations, conducted further desktop research, on current trends, discussions and policies governing the sector. The project will be implemented in partnership with the Council (particularly the Youth Committee), who will provide access to organized networks and communities...
To take advantage of the momentum generated by A4P, the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Hub of Innovation for Change project worked with Jóvenes Contra la Violencia to organize youth-led hackathons – multi-day coding competition where technologists, designers, civic society...
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Hub and in partnership with Partners Jordan and SimSim, has successfully conducted three (3) Trainings of Trainers (ToTs) on Advocacy and Campaigning on the closing of civic spaces. The trainings were conducted in...
To help civil society advocates and activists adjust to this new reality and mitigate threats, the MENA Hub and in partnership with SMEX launched a new online course called “Digital Campaigning in the Age of Closing Civic Space.” The eight-week...
"The MENA developed the second generation of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) I4C hub Sharing Economy Platform (ComuniDAS) for exchanging services across civil society in the region. The MENA Hub and in collaboration with Youth Without Borders completed...
In response to this challenge, the Civil Society Innovation Initiative (CSII) partnered with the Chile-based Un Techo Para mi País (TECHO), Spanish for “A Roof For My Country”, a youth-led nonprofit organization that mobilizes youth volunteers to fight extreme poverty...
As technology becomes increasingly fundamental to the work of many human rights defenders (HRDs) in the MENA region, digital threats have also increased to human rights defenders. Four pilot trainings will address the digital risks, and ways for otherwise technologically...
The research objectives are: - to gain a better understanding of the digital money landscape as a means to improve decision-making about future initiatives for the MENA Hub. -for CSOs to have a better perspective of innovative funding sources to...
Convening the Hub members in regional co-design meetings in preparation of the hub formation and launch
Stemming from the Africa hub incubators’ initial desire to conduct a continent-wide influence mapping and analysis of civil society organizations and activities, WE is the latest iteration of that idea, which will be implemented with greater focus around specific themes...
We will select 6 teams of 24 young girls, 32 mentors, 12 female judges, and 4 volunteers and 8 staff members from 6 traditionally conservative communities in Dakar. Each team of 4 from the 6 communities will choose a collaborative...
The project focuses on developing an access to information “watchdog” function for Tajikistan. This watchdog role would include monitoring and recording of instances where the Government blocked access to vital external information and news sites. It would also include compliance...
Conduct data research that will help determine if the activities – ones related to the SDGs that NGOs – being conducted by NGOs in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil are aligned with the priorities and concerns that citizens have expressed through...
Nash Vek will mobilize Kyrgyz civil society and the existing Working Group on Regional Development Funds (RDFs) to ensure the transparent allocation of funds to RDFs from subsoil users via revisions to the RDF Portal according to a six step...
Forty-five civil society actors will be mobilized to participate in the training. The participants of this training will include women groups, youth groups and persons with disabilities. The participants of the consultative meeting include county superintendents, county/district commissioners and tribal...
Launched a space in the agenda where nonprofits of both countries can be aware of real solutions and strategies they can use to influence public policy with campaign examples; provided nonprofits and networks the opportunity to get to know and...
Advocacy and Security Training: In line with its goals to promote technologies for Human Rights, the MENA hub is organizing a 2-day training in digital activism, which will be provided by the Social Media Exchange in Lebanon, and digital security,...
Hold regional consultations to discuss future hub concept through a two-day workshop in Lebanon, Beirut, to develop and refine the pitch package for regional hubs and devise a plan to implement. The consultations will include representatives from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt,...
The South Asia Hub will formally launch its activities by hosting a pop-up tent during Civil BRICS in New Delhi to raise awareness about the Hub and its activities. Approximately 400 civil society organizations across BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China...
Organized one two-day regional meeting bringing together 31 participants from eight countries within the region and seven one-day national consultations held in each of the seven represented countries (Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, and Maldives) for additional...
The project built a Central Asia vision for a regional civil society hub, as part of the foundations of the global Civil Society Innovation Initiative; developed and refined the pitch packages for the regional hubs, and devised an implementation plan.
SimSim Participation Citoyenne organized a digital money focus group on June 11, 2018 in Rabat, Morocco for eight participants. The objective of the focus group was to engage different stakeholders, including CSOs, Members of Parliament, blockchain and crowd-funding experts, and...
The CSI-East Asia Information Sharing Forum is being organized by the CSI-East Asia Incubation Team composed of three organizations, namely FORUM-ASIA, SEACA and ADN/Asia Democracy Network - to "test-drive" the planned eight activities and services of the East Asia hub...
Desarrollar un asistente de formulación de proyectos en innpactia que multiplique la cantidad de proyectos presentados a convocatorias por OSC que hoy no cuentan con experticia en formulación y promueva una sociedad civil más vibrante y con mejores capacidades financieras.
In order to assist CSOs to make the transition to new business models, we need to start building the infrastructure to stimulate innovation in this area. Just as new innovations in urban planning and design cannot occur without innovations in...
Monitor and document violations through researchers in the Arab world together with the Main researcher in Jordan to publish an annual report on Media freedoms in the Arab World.
Design the research questions and develop a plan based on the observations and conclusions of the Phasel Transparency Diagnostic and assess the context by region Activity 2: Situational analysis, Data interpretation including attitudes, values and beliefs Activity 3: Conduct regional...
Corporación Makaia Asesoría Internacional created a digital assessment tool that is much more useful, relevant and scalable for CSOs in the region and beyond. In order to accomplish this, Corporación Makaia and its partners did the following: 1. Reviewed a...
An innovation workshop organized in Almaty, Kazakhstan included several prominent innovation experts who shared their experiences and examples of innovation around the world. The workshop included representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, and Afghanistan. To complement the Innovation...
Provided a vital opportunity for the public and civil society organizations to develop knowledge about changing policies that may impact their freedom of expression and operations, particular attention will be placed on women and youth. Additionally, the sessions trained individuals...
As explained above, LGBT activism has been under attack and is more necessary than ever. Yet because there is no verified data by organizations, reporting on the context that enables these attacks is difficult. This is what has motivated our...
CDI Chile, as a member of the LAC Hub, will implement an Innovation Lab, aimed for civil society leaders, technologists and respected thinkers on the sharing economy to promote and engage in trust building across sectors through innovation ideation and...
This two-day interactive workshop brought together civil society activists, local and international technology experts with civil society activists to strengthen their capacity to formulate technology-based projects and programs. Participants gained knowledge on new digital security applications and programs, and were...
General Objective is to build a citizen proposal for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda through the promotion of diverse and large-scale youth participation from the main Latin American cities. - promote massive and representative online and offline participation...
As part of the knowledge transference is sought to strengthen the skills of the individuals within CSOs to communicate in writing, those who are relevant information producers of public interest. With this activity will be provided tools to produce quality...
This workshop objective is to invite 50 leaders from CSOs, independent media practitioners, digital rights activists, fact checking communities in the East Asia region, to focus on knowledge and skills sharing, and networking towards building a stronger community. Concretely, the...
The general outlook from the organizers’ side- Pollicy is that there is an immersive skills gap among individuals working with CSOs in the East African region. This is based off the proposals received for the DATAStrong workshop and also evaluation...
The project involves a pilot training on digital security and informational literacy for participants from Central Asia CSOs, held in collaboration with experts from the MENA Hub. The information security needs within Central Asia will be reflected, and existing knowledge...