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What’s the most innovative thing going on where you live? 

Before we start writing the agenda, we’d like to build a library of insights and inspirations, capturing the most interesting things happening globally. Post videos, images and stories to inspire your fellow OpenIDEO members with what’s happening in your world, either locally or at the national level. Remember to think broadly – this is a big topic and the community can use all the inspiration we can gather to help inform the next phase: Agenda Concepts.

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TEDx are locally-organized conferences that bring a similar experience of the annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference to your local community throughout the year.

TEDx are locally-organized conferences that bring a similar experience of the annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference to your local community throughout the year.

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Teaching adults to read is a difficult enough task in and of itself, but in rural Mali, teachers also face classrooms without electricity and books weathered by the punishing desert climate. Enter the Kinkajou Projector, a fusion of high and low technology that makes teaching night literacy classes as easy as ABC.

Teaching adults to read is a difficult enough task in and of itself, but in rural Mali, teachers also face classrooms without electricity and books weathered by the punishing desert climate. Enter the Kinkajou Projector, a fusion of high and low technology that makes teaching night literacy classes as easy as ABC.

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It is all about listening & sharing: listening to each other and sharing the inspiration. Not globally but on the human scale. Where the human values as integrity, honesty, responsibility, freedom and wisdom are the keywords.

It is all about listening & sharing: listening to each other and sharing the inspiration. Not globally but on the human scale. Where the human values as integrity, honesty, responsibility, freedom and wisdom are the keywords.

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When I think about global challenges that require innovative thinking and solutions, I immediately turn to the need for entrepreneurship education for children. In the United States, there are a couple of great nonprofits teaching kids the basics of business, entrepreneurship and financial literacy (Junior Achievement, NFTE, and The BizWorld Foundation to name a few). Interestingly, what you see outside of the US (especially in developing countries like Brazil, for instance), are instances of young people who are essentially forced to be innovative and entrepreneurial in order to support their families, go to school, etc (as an example, check out this TechCrunch article about entrepreneurs in the slums of Brazil http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/12/coming-up-from-the-favelas-brazils-slumdog-entrepreneurs/).

When I think about global challenges that require innovative thinking and solutions, I immediately turn to the need for entrepreneurship education for children. In the United States, there are a couple of great nonprofits teaching kids the basics of business, entrepreneurship and financial literacy (Junior Achievement, NFTE, and The BizWorld Foundation to name a few). Interestingly, what you see outside of the US (especially in developing countries like Brazil, for instance), are instances of young people who are essentially forced to be innovative and entrepreneurial in order to support their families, go to school, etc (as an example, check out this TechCrunch article about entrepreneurs in the slums of Brazil http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/12/coming-up-from-the-favelas-brazils-slumdog-entrepreneurs/).

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M-Pesa is a mobile money transfer service conceptualised in Kenya by Safaricom/Vodafone and funded in part by the UK government. M-Pesa has since grown exponentially with a user base of over 50% of Kenya's adult population, throughput of over 11% of the country's GDP and higher transfer rates than those of Western Union globally. The service has slowly expanded to Tanzania, South Africa and Afghanistan in Vodafone networks. Other operators in the region have also deployed simillar services.

M-Pesa is a mobile money transfer service conceptualised in Kenya by Safaricom/Vodafone and funded in part by the UK government. M-Pesa has since grown exponentially with a user base of over 50% of Kenya's adult population, throughput of over 11% of the country's GDP and higher transfer rates than those of Western Union globally. The service has slowly expanded to Tanzania, South Africa and Afghanistan in Vodafone networks. Other operators in the region have also deployed simillar services.

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The ecosystem of Innovation in Africa is an important and critical issue that I think the i20 Global leaders should discuss about.  The State of Innovation in Africa can be a point to their agenda in January 2011. The most interesting or innovative things that are going on my country is that we have get on November 12, 2010 the creation of Graphene Valley. Graphene Valley will be a cluster based on graphene development, in USA they have Silicon Valley. Graphene materials will play a considerable role in electronic, solar panels, energies distributions in the future. However the ecosystem of innovation is very critical in Africa and we need to change this situation. This paper is a summary  demonstrating  the ecosystem for innovation  and strategies to stimulate the STI in Africa.  The full version of this paper  is available  in the link at the end of  description part.  Is the Africa Open Innovation, a solution to accelerate innovation, economy and to achieve the MDGoals in Africa?

The ecosystem of Innovation in Africa is an important and critical issue that I think the i20 Global leaders should discuss about. The State of Innovation in Africa can be a point to their agenda in January 2011. The most interesting or innovative things that are going on my country is that we have get on November 12, 2010 the creation of Graphene Valley. Graphene Valley will be a cluster based on graphene development, in USA they have Silicon Valley. Graphene materials will play a considerable role in electronic, solar panels, energies distributions in the future. However the ecosystem of innovation is very critical in Africa and we need to change this situation. This paper is a summary demonstrating the ecosystem for innovation and strategies to stimulate the STI in Africa. The full version of this paper is available in the link at the end of description part. Is the Africa Open Innovation, a solution to accelerate innovation, economy and to achieve the MDGoals in Africa?

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"La Caixa" is a Spanish organization promoting welfare projects for the social inclusion of the most disadvantaged sectors so that the people in them may have a better life.  Their volunteer program also recruits senior (elderly) people to teach, help or assist children, teenagers or other senior people in need.  Through their volunteer program, for instance, they teach computer skills to these senior volunteers so that then they can teach others; empowering them, and the society in need.

"La Caixa" is a Spanish organization promoting welfare projects for the social inclusion of the most disadvantaged sectors so that the people in them may have a better life. Their volunteer program also recruits senior (elderly) people to teach, help or assist children, teenagers or other senior people in need. Through their volunteer program, for instance, they teach computer skills to these senior volunteers so that then they can teach others; empowering them, and the society in need.

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