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Global Network of Local Networks

Global ideas for local innovation

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        Media crosses borders and boundaries and has brought to our attention new topics and opened up conversations we may not have had. OpenIDEO has been a beautiful platform for sharing and bringing to our attention issues we may not have known or have ever thought about.  

        OpenIDEO encouraged me to further explore sustainable change in a global scale. This led me to a media project hosted by Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership Global (DSIL) accredited by the United Nations-mandated University for Peace taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia  in conjunction with Studio DíLITT and Sarus Program. This project brought together social innovators from around the globe in a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and cross-generational cohort.

        We came from different places, united in an effort to authentically share our stories, and the stories of local Cambodians. The result was an active participation from both sides in creating a story that would have otherwise been overlooked or inauthentic. Because of OpenIDEO and DSIL, my network and resources for social innovation has grown tremendously. 

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