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Social innovation and social entrepreneurship look for creative and affordable solutions to specific societal problems. Fuelled by the spread of the internet and the ubiquity of mobile phones, there are more people working to solve pressing social and environmental problems in the world today than ever before in human history. Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents the journeys of pioneering - and often accidental - social innovators who, faced with a problem, used their courage, tenacity and creative thinking to find a solution.Using their own words to reflect open their experiences, these cases do not gloss over the setbacks and the dead ends social entrepreneurs can face. Instead, readers will gain a realistic insight into the challenges and an engaging look at the problem-solving mindset needed to overcome them. From a life-saving project to bring solar-powered lighting to midwives in Nigeria, to a news dissemination service that's grown from small beginnings to have a global impact, each case study draws out the lessons learnt by the innovators, providing guidance and advice for those looking to follow in their footsteps. Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an invaluable resource for social entrepreneurs and innovators looking for new ideas and insight into what really works - and what doesn't. This book is an inspiring read for anyone with a social conscience and a desire to change their world for the better.

Zusammenfassung Understand the challenges and rewards of social enterprise with this inspiring collection of case studies from social innovators around the world. Informationen zum Autor Ken Banks! founder of global non-profit organization kiwanja.net! devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world. He is a PopTech Fellow! a Tech Awards Laureate! an Ashoka Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He was appointed Entrepreneur in Residence at CARE International in 2015! elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2012! and in 2013 he was nominated for the prestigious TED Prize. Klappentext Social innovators and social entrepreneurs look for creative and affordable solutions to specific societal problems. Fueled by the spread of the internet and the ubiquity of cell phones! it is easier than ever before to attempt to solve pressing social and environmental problems in the world. "Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation" presents the journeys of pioneering and often accidental social innovators who used their courage! tenacity! and creative thinking to find a solution to their problem. The case studies do not gloss over the setbacks and dead ends these people faced; instead! they offer a realistic insight into the challenges and mindset needed to overcome them. From bringing solar-powered lighting to Nigerian midwives! to using surplus food to reconnecting broken refugee families! each case draws out the lessons learned and provides guidance and advice for anyone inspired to take action of their own. Inhaltsverzeichnis Chapter - 00: Introduction [Ken Banks of kiwanja.net]; Chapter - 01: Wonders of the Solar System: Reducing Maternal Mortality in Developing Regions [Laura Stachel of We Care Solar]; Chapter - 02: Closing Latin America's Digital Divide [Rodrigo Baggio of Centre for Digital Inclusion (CDI)]; Chapter - 03: Patent Wars: Fighting Big Pharma to Enable Access to Drugs for All [Priti Radhakrishnan of I-MAK]; Chapter - 04: Data Science! Technology and Design for Social Justice [Jessica Anderson and Joumana al Jabri of Visualizing Impact]; Chapter - 05: Bringing the Silicon Valley Revolution in Technology and Business to Global Healt [Joel Selanikio of Magpi]; Chapter - 06: Food Waste Meets Food Poverty: Closing the Loop [Kelvin Cheung and Michael Norton of Foodcycle]; Chapter - 07: Innovation in Africa's Silicon Savannah [Erik Hersman of Ushahidi]; Chapter - 08: Touch-Based Treatment for Autism [Louisa Silva of Qigong Sensory Training Institute (QSTI)]; Chapter - 09: Reconnecting the Disconnected: A Story of Technology! Refugees and Finding Lost Family [David and Christopher Mikkelsen of Refugees United]; Chapter - 10: Let a Billion Readers Bloom [Brij Kothari of Planet Read]; Chapter - 11: Keep Calm and Dream in Tunisia: Supporting Sustainable Development in Tunisia and North Africa Through Empowering Youth! Women and Farmers [Sarah Toumi of Dream in Tunisia]; Chapter - 12: The Reluctant Geneticist [Sharon Terry of Genetic Alliance]; Chapter - 13: Power to the People: Reengineering Democracy [Tarik Nesh Nash of Govright] ...

Vorwort
Provides inspiration and practical guidance for social entrepreneurs and those studying social entrepreneurship

Autorentext

Ken Banks



Klappentext

Social innovators and social entrepreneurs look for creative and affordable solutions to specific societal problems. Fueled by the spread of the internet and the ubiquity of cell phones, it is easier than ever before to attempt to solve pressing social and environmental problems in the world. "Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation" presents the journeys of pioneering and often accidental social innovators who used their courage, tenacity, and creative thinking to find a solution to their problem. The case studies do not gloss over the setbacks and dead ends these people faced; instead, they offer a realistic insight into the challenges and mindset needed to overcome them. From bringing solar-powered lighting to Nigerian midwives, to using surplus food to reconnecting broken refugee families, each case draws out the lessons learned and provides guidance and advice for anyone inspired to take action of their own.



Inhalt

Chapter - 0: Introduction, by Ken Banks of kiwanja.net Chapter - 1: 'Wonders of the Solar System: Reducing Maternal Mortality in Developing Regions', by Laura Stachel of We Care Solar Chapter - 2: 'Closing Latin America's Digital Divide', by Rodrigo Baggio of Centre for Digital Inclusion (CDI) Chapter - 3: 'Patent Wars: Fighting Big Pharma to Enable Access to Drugs for All' by Priti Radhakrishnan of I-MAK Chapter - 4: 'Data Science, Technology and Design for Social Justice' by Jessica Anderson and Joumana al Jabri of Visualizing Impact Chapter - 5: 'Bringing the Silicon Valley Revolution in Technology and Business to Global Health' by Joel Selanikio of Magpi Chapter - 6: 'Food Waste Meets Food Poverty: Closing the Loop' by Kelvin Cheung and Michael Norton of Foodcycle Chapter - 7: 'Innovation in Africa's Silicon Savannah' by Erik Hersman of Ushahidi Chapter - 8: 'Touch-Based Treatment for Autism' by Louisa Silva of Qigong Sensory Training Institute (QSTI) Chapter - 9: 'Reconnecting the Disconnected: A Story of Technology, Refugees and Finding Lost Family' by David and Christopher Mikkelsen of Refugees United Chapter - 10: 'Let a Billion Readers Bloom' by Brij Kothari of Planet Read Chapter - 11: 'Keep Calm and Dream in Tunisia: Supporting Sustainable Development in Tunisia and North Africa Through Empowering Youth, Women and Farmers' by Sarah Toumi of Dream in Tunisia Chapter - 12: 'The Reluctant Geneticist' by Sharon Terry of Genetic Alliance Chapter - 13: 'Power to the People: Reengineering Democracy' by Tarik Nesh Nash of Govright

Produktinformationen

Titel: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Untertitel: International Case Studies and Practice
Editor:
Autor:
Vorwort von:
EAN: 9780749475918
ISBN: 978-0-7494-7591-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Gewicht: 519g
Größe: H17mm x B240mm x T170mm
Veröffentlichung: 07.03.2016
Jahr: 2016
Auflage: 1st ed.