Dr. Rajiv Shah USAID Administrator shares the highlights from our Fighting Ebola Challenge, thanks the OpenIDEO community for their innovative research , ideas and collaboration and gives an insight into how they are helping these efforts turn into
Are we conscious of our individual actions’ impact on our community?
Are we conscious of our individual actions’ impact on our global community?
In order to raise awareness about the rising ocean levels, we created this animation. The main goal wa
"Technology is an opportunity for new kind of jobs, new kind of job creation and stimulating entrepreneurial ideas. " Judith Roth
In this detailed interview Judith Rodin from the Rockefeller Foundation gives an in depth look into the opportunity a
Year Up has identified a vital gap in the youth unemployment challenge. This U.S based organization points out that in this country there are more jobs available than unemployed youth. They focus on training low income youth with the skills they need
Recycling it's messy and the rules of the game change from city to city. Bottles and cartons pile up and clutter quite quickly. I've spent the last month looking for a trashcan that allows me to separate my trash but all of them are over $100 usd. Fu
During the Amplify Team's research trip we found out that women and girls in India and Nepal have an immense curiosity about the reality of women in the US. This made us realize the importance of having a dialog amongst individuals from different bac
Last Wednesday, The Amplify Team met with a few members from the Bhaktapur Youth Leaders Group. Anita, a master student of Business Administration and Sunita, a BA student of Management and some of their peers. I was incredibly impressed by the stre
During the past weeks we have been talking about the importance of cultural relativism vs. universal practices. When talking about safety of low-income-women and girls we wonder what are safety issues that are universal to women from different socio-
While talking with different organisations and individuals in Delhi about how safe they felt in the city, we found out that the Delhi police has set up a Facebook page to establish a conversation with the city’s residents. Via the FB page anyone can
During our first day of official research in Delhi we scheduled to be picked up by Shanti, a driver trained by the Azad Foundation. Shanti has been a driver for three years, a job which allows her to provide for her two daughters, an 8-year-old and a
We met Harbai in the middle of South East Delhi. Harbai lives in a trash bag-made tent with three of her children and husband. She and a few others were allowed by their employer to set up their housing nearby the sewage pipes they work at. Unfortun
Saroj lives at RK Puram . RK Puram is an enclave built by the government in the 1970’s to house individuals with leprosy. 90 men, 40 women and 20 children share ten public toilets – five for women and five for men.
Saroj has a boy and a girl. We m
Growing up in Bogota, Colombia in the 80’s and early 90’s was a little bit confusing and exciting at the same time. The city was charmingly chaotic. Old buses, trucks and charriots pulled by donkeys and mules stopped everywhere, bus stops were never
I met Hami at the OpenIdeo meetup in NYC this past Monday. Originally from Iran, he came to the U.S six years ago to pursue a PHD in engineering. His need to communicate with his family during a time of political unrest inspired him to innovate.
I was hired by an NGO to develop a curriculum for documentary film for after school programs. This experience proved to be one of the most challenging in my career, since our program got little support from school administrators, staff and parents.
The Startup Box SB is an incubator and educational space that runs programs geared toward developing a pipeline of engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs by delivering STEAM education to youth in the South Bronx.
UWC Action X Change brings teenagers from all over the world to work on youth social entrepreneurship, emotional intelligence, dialogue among cultures and nations, creativity, and environmental protection.
I have been designing workshops to teach communities how to make documentary films and stop motion animations to share their ideas and discuss issues with other members of their communities. This practice is known as Participatory Video.