It’s hard to believe it was only a month ago that we finished our second hackathon for social good. Around 30 young people came together to shake up Belarus’ nascent tourism industry. A diverse group with equally diverse ideas – from a map of unique national recipes (beyond traditional potato pancakes) to virtual reality glasses… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Social inclusion
Fresh off Nesta’s LabWorks 2015, we at the Public Service Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia’s innovation lab are teeming with new ideas. This London event was yet another landmark for our lab, as we strive to position ourselves as the agency changing how we do public policy design and delivery across the Government… Read more »
With the Decade of Roma Inclusion nearing its end, what do Roma themselves have to say about education, employment, housing and discrimination? How do we get not only reliable data, but also insights into real needs?
This month marked the 16th year anniversary of the conflict in Kosovo, but the silence on the sexual violence that took place has yet to be broken. The topic itself is still a social taboo. Rape is treated as though it were a death sentence and those who have experienced sexual violence are often shunned… Read more »
We all want the best for our children. A good school is often at the top of that list. Unfortunately, for many schools in Croatia today, the high cost of energy bills poses a challenge. The Ostrog Primary School, located in sunny Dalmatia, is changing that narrative. A 25 kW solar energy plant, mounted on… Read more »
We often consider the buildings we’re constructing as comfortable and accessible for all. How often do we remember what a challenge they can be for those living with disabilities?
A friend in Kyrgyzstan recently told me about the first time she saw a person with disabilities: She had just turned 19 and left the country to study abroad. Day-to-day life makes it easy to forget the people with disabilities who live among us. There are few accessible ramps in Bishkek. A recent trip to… Read more »
In some ways, the Sustainable Development Goals are a continuation of the Millennium Development Goals. Though most believe the MDGs have helped make a difference in the lives of the world’s most needy and vulnerable, a common critique has been the absence of functional links to governance concerns. These critics have emphasized that if we want the… Read more »
Justice is often symbolized as a blindfolded woman holding a scale in one hand and a sword in the other. I believe this symbol contributes to the ongoing perception that justice is closely linked with coercion. In line with global efforts to ensure access to justice, I would like to suggest looking for a new symbol… Read more »
A good idea is like a coconut. We know that something refreshing, even energising, lies inside. Yet a coconut without tools to open it is, for all intents and purposes, quite useless. At a recent Social Innovation Camp in Dilijan, Armenia, we spent two and a half days cracking into four ideas using an array… Read more »