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(Note: The blog was originally posted by author Jean-Louis Racine here on the World Bank Blog and has been cross-posted with their permission)
Last week the World Bank launched a new approach to fostering green innovation called the Indonesia Green Innovation Pilot Program. Its aim is to learn how open innovation principles can foster the generation of market-based solutions to clean energy.
In the past two years we've worked with some amazing organizations worldwide -- Villgro Innovations, The Unreasonable Institute, StepOne Ventures, Nuru International, Peace Corps, and more -- to develop training and learning material centered around design and how it impacts development.
Based on the success of these sessions, we're announcing a new line up of Learning Labs for 2012 that tackle c
Last week Cooper-Hewitt and the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a “Social Impact Design Roundtable” with the gracious support of several foundations. The premise for the day was defined by the three questions:
1. Where are the gaps in socially responsible design? What are the biggest challenges?
2. What are organizational models of successful and sustainable ways of working i
We are looking for challenges faced by the resource-poor in Indonesia related to energy. These might include, for example, the lack of access to off-grid energy OR the use of polluting fuels for cooking. The challenge you suggest can involve any aspect of energy - energy generation, energy use, energy efficiency, remediation challenges related to energy, and more.
We invite you to submit your ide
If a product is going to succeed, it needs to be made. That seems obvious, and it is. However, I would argue that for a product to succeed in any social impact sense it also needs to be M.A.D.E.
What do I mean by that? Simply put, if a product or services is going to help people significantly impact the problem it is meant to address it needs to have the four following attributes:
In an effort to support the development of market-driven clean energy solutions that benefits the poor in Indonesia, the World Bank has developed a program focused on building the capacity of Indonesian institutions. To help in this effort, the World Bank has selected a number of local and global partners: a local design partner (INOTEK), a global design partner (Catapult Design), a local market f