It's been a great way to re-examine our core ideas in a more formal context. Also the encouragement to reach out and talk to new folks has been great.
Proximity looks like a smart match for a partner - would you have a contact there you would be willing to pass on? Sounds like their focus on general monitoring would pair well with our more hi-tech approach. Their feedback would also be super useful. If you want to send that over off the site, that would be great too: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I think the spearheading in Harare would be blended - a lot of our team taking advantage of our partners' resources, locations, and networks. We would almost certainly lead on the technical front during piloting, keying into our partners for continued feedback.
Hey Chioma, yes, understand the concern with tobacco farmers. They are only one of are partners - we are also fortunate to be working with EcoFarmer of Econet Wireless, more explicitly BOP and subsistence crop focused. This organization might make a little more sense in terms of partnership between Amplify, us, and them.
In Harare as much as I can be. In China right now after some time in the US. But hoping to be back sooner rather than later.
Thank you for that link - I had not heard of them. Will get in touch. Do you have any names specifically I could reach out to?
Thanks Chioma - have very much enjoyed the OpenIDEO process. Hoping to hear about next steps, but anyway have very much enjoyed the experience.