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Lifehack believes in the power of social entrepreneurship to turn the big challenges of our time into opportunities to spend our lives working on things that matter.

Lifehack believes in the power of social entrepreneurship to turn the big challenges of our time into opportunities to spend our lives working on things that matter.

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A low-income community-based art initiative in Dharavi, Mumbai – which cited an opportunity to connect resource constrained urban residents with health experts and artists – to share skills plus knowledge, discuss issues and create ways of spreading

A low-income community-based art initiative in Dharavi, Mumbai – which cited an opportunity to connect resource constrained urban residents with health experts and artists – to share skills plus knowledge, discuss issues and create ways of spreading

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Unstuck is a tech-savvy approach to personal growth for anyone who wants to get through problems they're facing right now. Combining personalised digital tools with handy tips, Unstuck makes it easy to curate on-demand advice whenever you need it.

Unstuck is a tech-savvy approach to personal growth for anyone who wants to get through problems they're facing right now. Combining personalised digital tools with handy tips, Unstuck makes it easy to curate on-demand advice whenever you need it.

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Permablitz is helping communities get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban food systems – one backyard at a time.

Permablitz is helping communities get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban food systems – one backyard at a time.

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A winning concept from our Vibrant Cities Challenge called for clarifying official processes around city development projects. Start-ups need clarity too!

A winning concept from our Vibrant Cities Challenge called for clarifying official processes around city development projects. Start-ups need clarity too!

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What can we learn by sharing stories of failure? The Admitting Failure website collects & shares stories to leverage learning in the social development sector.

What can we learn by sharing stories of failure? The Admitting Failure website collects & shares stories to leverage learning in the social development sector.

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Permablitz is helping communities get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban food systems – one backyard at a time.

Permablitz is helping communities get together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban food systems – one backyard at a time.

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Grameen report on a great recent example of social business in Caldas at the hands of a local entrepreneur countering malnutrition using a fortified sugar cane product.

Grameen report on a great recent example of social business in Caldas at the hands of a local entrepreneur countering malnutrition using a fortified sugar cane product.

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A special feature by Icebreaker which uses a barcode for traceability – from the actual garment wool's specific farmers through every step of the supply chain.

A special feature by Icebreaker which uses a barcode for traceability – from the actual garment wool's specific farmers through every step of the supply chain.

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A village in India features a successful toilet block design which allows womens' conversations to flow freely.

A village in India features a successful toilet block design which allows womens' conversations to flow freely.

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Encouraging children towards creative play and active learning – mural-blackboard mash-ups provide an engaging site for customisation.

Encouraging children towards creative play and active learning – mural-blackboard mash-ups provide an engaging site for customisation.

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Dual purpose cups + learning aids. Supplemented with a fan-deck booklet which encourages a wide range of activities – which aim to enhance lessons by promoting experiential and creative learning over rote.

Dual purpose cups + learning aids. Supplemented with a fan-deck booklet which encourages a wide range of activities – which aim to enhance lessons by promoting experiential and creative learning over rote.

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A proposed sack-gardening + composting program which combines awareness of food production and waste management with practical skills.

A proposed sack-gardening + composting program which combines awareness of food production and waste management with practical skills.

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Aflatoun inspires children and youth aged 6–18 years to empower themselves by offering social & financial education in the context of their rights and responsibilities.

Aflatoun inspires children and youth aged 6–18 years to empower themselves by offering social & financial education in the context of their rights and responsibilities.

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A board game was proposed to educate children on basic information about food, water, health and sanitation during a recent collaboration between PSFK & UNICEF.

A board game was proposed to educate children on basic information about food, water, health and sanitation during a recent collaboration between PSFK & UNICEF.

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Here's a couple of images I've captured in slums in India (Mumbai + Ahmedabad) which show children being inventive  with what ever is available. Can a platform be designed which encourages, builds upon and rewards this kind of creativity – possibly w

Here's a couple of images I've captured in slums in India (Mumbai + Ahmedabad) which show children being inventive with what ever is available. Can a platform be designed which encourages, builds upon and rewards this kind of creativity – possibly w

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India's celebrated Barefoot College helps teach skills to help rural communities, including children, become self-sufficient and sustainable. http://www.barefootcollege.org/

India's celebrated Barefoot College helps teach skills to help rural communities, including children, become self-sufficient and sustainable. http://www.barefootcollege.org/

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Meena commented on Downloadable flyers to support self-isolators

OMG Arjan. Not only has it been great to see you chiming in here after all this time but also was blown away to see on Twitter today that you'd made your own version of these for your European location. Ace to see that we old-school OpenIDEATORS still have the global collaborative chops we had 10 years ago!

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Meena commented on Downloadable flyers to support self-isolators

Hey Luisa. Great to hear from you and well done to the team on getting this challenge up and running so fast. Isolation is compulsory for foreigners arriving since Sunday to New Zealand, otherwise it's currently voluntary.

I lived in Hong Kong when SARS happened, so when we created these flyers I was trying to get ahead of the changes that might happen over the numbers of people who will feel the need / be asked to self isolate.

Yes – we're getting a great uptake of volunteers down here. Students are forming support squads, community groups rallying – and folks across the country are telling us that they are distributing these flyers.

Regards from afar to my former colleagues at IDEO!

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Meena commented on Energy and Environment

Hi Maria. Glad you are throwing yourself behind this challenge! I’ve removed myself from your teams a few times but keep getting added back in. Can you please remove me from ALL your teams as I am not currently available to collaborate. Thanks.