Activity feed Select a challenge to see its feed 2018 BridgeBuilder Challenge Nike Circular Innovation Challenge: Design with Grind // Private Submission Nike Circular Innovation Challenge: Design with Grind Innovate Climate Action in Sunnyvale Early Childhood Innovation Prize How might we better support family caregivers as they care for a loved one with dementia? How might we radically improve access to, and quality of, sexual and reproductive health education and services for young people? How might we inspire experiences and expressions of gratitude in the workplace? How might we provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services to girls and women affected by conflict or disaster? How might we reimagine the new life experience by addressing the diverse challenges of all mothers, babies, and those who care for them? How might we improve educational outcomes for children and youth —particularly girls— in emergency situations? 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How might we improve maternal health with mobile technologies for low-income countries? How can we improve sanitation and better manage human waste in low-income urban communities? What global challenge do you think innovation leaders should work to solve right now? How might we increase the availability of affordable learning tools & services for students in the developing world? How can we raise kids' awareness of the benefits of fresh food so they can make better choices? Create an inspirational logo for OpenIDEO geoffrey commented on an idea - Talking Stickers: Creating an Educational & Linguistic Bridge for Haitian Immigrants to Improve Economic & Cultural Opportunities in Chile Hi, BrianThis is a power business model I have enjoyed reading it. Also I wish to learn from you, a part from the use of the app,is there another way you are going to involve, look about 134k Haitians against maybe 50-100 smartphones, this is less or it has good impact .Because of that number, may I learn from you how you will reach the whole population? Thanks Jon commented on an idea - Baitk Althany – an Arabic saying of “home from home” Thanks so much for your kind words ! Joy commented on an idea - House of Life Hello Yossef Ben-Meir, I trust your efforts will transform in to a big success for Moroccan society. One again our best wishes are with you.With rgds Joy Joy commented on an idea - Built With Humanity: Solutions for Gentrification in Austin, Texas Hi Brandon Veal ,Thank you for sharing these wonderful points , I agree historical policy made errors has consequences to deal with the current crisis by empowering the community . In my opinion it is also important to develop closer working relationships with local authorities including the communities of both displaced and resident communities for an effective outcome. As rapid urbanization of this modern world are unstoppable and people of middle-low income group are mostly affected by the process of urbanization. I wish you and your team all the best in your efforts to make an impact to improve the living conditions of displaced communities for peace and prosperity. thanks Daniel commented on an idea - food waste sucks Love the concept. Few questions - will foodies/restaurants be able to decide where the food is being donated? For example, I would love to know I'm helping feed people in Skid Row, Watts, etc.How often are restaurants donating? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Brannon commented on an idea - Built With Humanity: Solutions for Gentrification in Austin, Texas Thank You Joy. I definitely agree with the fact that gentrification has many elements, not just racial discrimination. The basic free market forces that cause gentrification and its subsequent effects such as displacement, homelessness, and affordability cannot be blamed on one particular group. I believe the we have to look broader and understand gentrification as apart of the larger problem of economic segregation. Economic segregation is really and the heart of gentrification and has systemic links to a discriminatory housing policies passed in the 1920s which caused divestment in certain urban communities and the avoidance of investment in many communities that were "redlined" under these policies. Many of these areas were deemed "negro" districts for black and brown people. The systemic effects of this can be seen in cities across the United States. For example, many people view the water crisis in Flint, Michigan as an engineering mistake that polluted the water supply. If you look at the "redlined" maps of the area, Flint was one of the areas traditionally occupied by African Americans and other minorities. Much of the structural segregation lead to divestment which then led to little to no investment in infrastructure. So you have a historically racist and governmentally enforced policy that is still having a disproportionate effect on minority communities. A book was recently released that provides a great explanation. Its called The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. (https://www.amazon.com/Color-Law-Forgotten-Government-Segregated/dp/1631492853). One of the most overlooked aspect of social justice in the African American and Latinx community was the structural segregation of our cities. There are local policy revisions being attempted, however many people in the area believe it does not do enough to protect poor and minority community members. My personal view is that policies that are protective instead of proactive do very little to overcome the broader issue of economic segregation. The core philosophy behind the fellowship is to empower community members with design education and local businesses to bridge the gap caused by this segregation. Brannon commented on an idea - Built With Humanity: Solutions for Gentrification in Austin, Texas Hello Christina, It would be great to connect with you via linkedin. A link to my profile is here: www.linkedin.com/in/brannonveal. I definitely would love the opportunity to speak with him. We are eventually look to expand the fellowship to the many other cities that are facing similar issues (LA being one of them). Thank You! Macheru commented on an idea - Designing Pathways to Peace and Prosperity through market-based resilience in Malakal, South Sudan Hi Ashley,I salute you for all that you are doing in South Sudan. We in Kenya are key stakeholders of whatever happens in that country whether it is in times of peace or war. In peace time Kenyans benefit immensely by seeking employment or dong businesses there while they suffer even physical injuries during the war. In addition Kenya hosts the South Sudanese refugees, a task that is not easy for us.In my view Your idea is very appropriate as it would not only benefit Sudan but also the larger environment. I wish you all the best in your undertakings. Thanks. Aline commented on an idea - Imaginación Post-María: Designing Justice After Disaster Hello Sofia, Congratulations on your project! The visual works are really great and resonate how the community become the real active composers. What you do is truly important as you also build their capacity to rebuild better their lives to reduce the losses in the future hurricane. Our organization, Build Change, also works in disaster-prone countries and we develop resources, such as poster and booklet, in order to help the community rebuild their homes stronger with better ways in construction for Latin America. Please feel free to use them if relevant to you. The link is below. https://www.buildchange.org/resources/videos-booklets-posters/ Good luck! Z commented on an idea - Baitk Althany – an Arabic saying of “home from home” I believe this kind of project would be of a significant value for the refugee camps. It gives a solution for a dignified home while having the minimum impact on the environment.I like the idea that if refugees where to return to their homes in their countries, demolishing these structures would leave us with earth, witch goes back to earth, and earth bags, witch decompose after being exposed to the sun, and barbed wire, which is a recyclable material.I hope for this proposal to fine its way to the light.