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How can we spread innovation, teach valuable skills and encourage independence in developing economies?

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As the global economies tighten NGO's will need to find alternate funding for humanitarian aid. Independence and self self sufficiency will need to be emphasized as well as skill training and individual development.

Evaluation results

5 evaluations so far

1. Does this concept deserve a place on the i20 agenda?

Yes – it's definitely a significant global issue requiring innovation - 60%

Maybe – it's important but there are other issues which deserve more attention - 40%

No – it's interesting but not of global significance - 0%

2. Does this concept point to innovation opportunities that i20 leaders can discuss?

It points to a range of opportunities - 60%

It points to a single opportunity - 40%

It's indeed a challenge but doesn't point to opportunities - 0%

3. Is this concept well framed?

Yes – it relevantly covers the issue to promote onwards discussion - 40%

Somewhat – though the scope is either too narrow or too wide - 40%

Not really – interesting issue but this concept doesn't really invite conversation - 20%

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DeletedUser

James,
Thank you for the thoughtfull comment!
I am in good company.

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