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Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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An inspiring collection of case studies from social innovators around the world, showcasing the challenges and rewards of social enterprise

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Praise for <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="normal">Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation</span>
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. About the editor
  6. Foreword <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="normal">by Peter Gabriel</span>
  7. Foreword <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="normal">by Bill Drayton</span>
  8. Introduction
    1. kiwanja.net – Ken Banks
    2. A journey into meaning and empathy
    3. Hacking the code
    4. Beating the education system
    5. Needing new direction
    6. Africa calling
    7. One step forward, two steps back
    8. From motorbikes to mobile
    9. Disruptive grassroots messaging
    10. FrontlineSMS is unleashed on the world
    11. And then came the Nigerian elections
    12. Knock knock
    13. The ups and downs of growth
    14. Users, users everywhere
    15. Growing pains and a time to step back
    16. A few words on empathy
    17. Problems with the teaching of social entrepreneurship
    18. The power of passion
    19. About this book
    20. Some advice for innovators-to-be
    21. Discussion questions
    22. Further reading
  9. 01    Wonders of the Solar System
    1. Abstract
    2. Why me?
    3. My background
    4. Maternal mortality in the developing world
    5. Driven to action
    6. The birth of a solar innovator
    7. Structure, sustainability and scale
    8. Meeting demand and measuring impact
    9. A seal of approval from healthcare workers
    10. The power of stories
    11. Lessons learnt
    12. Discussion questions
    13. Further reading
    14. Acknowledgements
  10. 02    Closing Latin America’s ‘digital divide’
    1. Abstract
    2. A faltering start
    3. Two passions
    4. My confirmation came in a dream
    5. A dream comes true
    6. March 1995: the first informatics school and citizenship (EIC)
    7. The committee
    8. Social franchising
    9. 1996: discovering Ashoka
    10. 1997: informatics as a dream of freedom
    11. 1999: including indigenous communities
    12. April 1999: international expansion
    13. 2008: CDI international
    14. 2008: the reinvention of CDI and the first social business
    15. 2009: Middle East expansion
    16. 2010: the creation of CDI apps for good
    17. 2012: B Corps
    18. 2013: NegóciosSociais.com
    19. 2014: entrepreneurship synapses
    20. 2015: rescuing the essence
    21. The challenge of marketing, measuring impact, and sustainability
    22. Assessing, measuring and understanding our impact
    23. Reprogramming the world
    24. My future as a social entrepreneur
    25. Lessons learnt
    26. Discussion questions
    27. Further reading
  11. 03    Patent wars: fighting big pharma to enable access to drugs for all
    1. Abstract
    2. Activism in the family
    3. Life-saving drugs, denied
    4. An organization born. An activist re-born
    5. Our first patent case
    6. The early days
    7. Political and personal struggles
    8. Finding my way back
    9. Reflections on impact and our journey so far
    10. Defining our structure, strategy and approach
    11. Victory
    12. Integration
    13. Lessons learnt
    14. Discussion questions
    15. Further reading
  12. 04    Data science, technology and design for social justice
    1. Abstract
    2. Monday afternoons in Beirut
    3. Joumana al Jabri
    4. From political to economic instability
    5. Ramzi Jaber
    6. TEDxRamallah
    7. From stories to action
    8. Visualizing Palestine
    9. The access to knowledge movement
    10. Analysing openness
    11. Communicating Palestine
    12. The digital double-edged sword
    13. Forming, storming, norming, performing: the VP team comes together
    14. From Visualizing Palestine to Visualizing Impact
    15. Future goals and directions
    16. Financial structure and sustainability
    17. Competition, collaboration
    18. From reach, to engagement, to impact
    19. Engaging the VP team
    20. Room for improvement
    21. Lessons learnt
    22. Discussion questions
    23. Further reading
    24. References
  13. 05    Bringing the Silicon Valley revolution in technology and business to global health
    1. Abstract
    2. Techie turned doctor, turned tech-doctor
    3. What we don’t know can kill us
    4. The paper problem
    5. A glimmer of hope: the Palm PDA (late 1990s)
    6. The floodgates didn’t open (2000)
    7. EpiSurveyor phase 1: it’s the technology (early 2000s)
    8. Miracle #1: Hotmail
    9. Miracle #2: the mobile phone
    10. EpiSurveyor phase 2: rapid growth (2009–12)
    11. Not just for epidemiological surveys (2013)
    12. The mechanics: it’s the business model, stupid (2009–10)
    13. Magpi here and now
    14. What our work means for the world
    15. Lessons learnt
    16. Discussion questions
    17. Further reading
  14. 06    Food waste meets food poverty: closing the loop
    1. Abstract
    2. The FoodCycle journey
    3. Food waste and food poverty: joining the dots
    4. Food waste, food poverty and social isolation
    5. Our first cooking session
    6. The evolution of the FoodCycle project
    7. The café project
    8. FoodCycle’s social franchise model
    9. FoodCycle specifics
    10. 2015–20 – the next 50 hubs
    11. FoodCycle in numbers and impact
    12. Lessons learnt
    13. Discussion questions
    14. Further reading
  15. 07    Innovation in Africa’s Silicon Savannah
    1. Abstract
    2. The view from above
    3. What allows me to handle both worlds?
    4. An unconventional childhood
    5. Everything changed
    6. The building of a mapping platform
    7. Stepping back
    8. Ushahidi for the rest of the world?
    9. How I think about Africa
    10. Ushahidi: business model and sustainability
    11. Ushahidi impact
    12. Lessons learnt
    13. Framing innovation
    14. Discussion questions
    15. Further reading
    16. Acknowledgements
  16. 08    Touch-based treatment for autism
    1. Abstract
    2. Why me?
    3. Autism: a growing phenomenon
    4. Hearing the call: the beginnings of a journey
    5. Casting the net wider
    6. The skin, the self and a theory for autism
    7. Damage to the sense of touch
    8. Pushing onward
    9. Dissemination
    10. A last-minute breakthrough
    11. Keeping ourselves in business
    12. Did we make a difference? Looking at impact
    13. Calmer waters
    14. Advice for others
    15. Lessons learnt
    16. Discussion questions
    17. Further reading
  17. 09    Reconnecting the disconnected: a story of technology, refugees and finding lost family
    1. Abstract
    2. If you don’t know the rules you can’t break them: why us?
    3. Lessons: the life of a refugee
    4. We know less than we think
    5. Building Refugees United
    6. The alchemy of a tech non-profit
    7. Who needs us, anyway?
    8. Building networks
    9. The Holy Grail of sustainability
    10. Taking it to the field
    11. Designing for everyone
    12. Impacting the world around us
    13. Reflections on a journey not yet complete
    14. Lessons learnt
    15. Further discussion
    16. Further reading
  18. 10    Let a billion readers bloom
    1. Abstract
    2. Conception
    3. Life before SLS
    4. SLS: the first five years (1997–2001)
    5. SLS: the second five years (2002–06)
    6. SLS: the third five years (2007–11)
    7. SLS: the fourth five years (2012–16)
    8. Impact and potential
    9. Lessons learnt
    10. Discussion questions
    11. Further reading
    12. Acronyms used
    13. Acknowledgements
    14. Notes
  19. 11    Keep calm and Dream in Tunisia
    1. Abstract
    2. Sarah’s personal journey
    3. Conservation: a never-ending tension with economic development
    4. Timeline
    5. Making it work: the structure, model and sustainability of Dream in Tunisia
    6. Measuring our all-important impact
    7. Lessons learnt
    8. Discussion questions
    9. Further reading
  20. 12    The reluctant geneticist
    1. Abstract
    2. An unexpected journey
    3. Making sense of the unknown
    4. Accepting the calling
    5. The challenges of sustainability, impact and growth
    6. Building an organization from the ground up
    7. Understanding our actions and their impact
    8. Stepping up to the plate
    9. Lessons learnt
    10. Discussion questions
    11. Further reading
  21. 13    Power to the people: reengineering democracy
    1. Abstract
    2. My personal journey
    3. Identifying the problem
    4. How I tackled the problem
    5. Moving into the international sphere
    6. The mechanics
    7. Impact
    8. Lessons learnt
    9. Discussion questions
    10. Further reading
  22. Index
  23. Copyright