De l’intelligence de l’aide au développement grâce à l’innovation

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Cette fois,  j’ai effectué mes recherches du côté des institutions internationales non-gouvernementales. Celles-ci parient sur l’innovation pour réussir leurs actions.
Les thèmes portent donc sur l’Innovation de l’aide au développement à travers la technologie, le potentiel économique du pays, le développement durable, les droits de propriété, les pratiques qui ont fait leur preuve, etc.

Tous les articles sont malheureusement en anglais…

Les innovations rapportées par Afrinnovator

Africa: Opportunity Awaits
Posted by wmworia on March 25, 2011
(by Muchiri Nyaggah & Niti Bhan from Semacraft. Semacraft is a research and consulting company that focuses on Africa and things digital in Africa) I looked up a Nairobi-based digital strategist Mark Kaigwa last month, smart and insightful, he’s become a voice to listen to on East African…

Ghana’s Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology Provides a Great Model for Developing Techpreneurs in Africa
Posted by wmworia on March 14, 2011
In the latest Startup Watch segment we featured a mobile startup from Ghana that was founded by graduates of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST). Erik hersman a while back wrote on the ‘developer to tech entrepreneur gap‘, one a which holds back young tech innovators…

Kenyan Apes in Space Launch Animated Short Film
Posted by wmworia on March 10, 2011
Nope, Kenya is not sending apes into space (though that would be an interesting story, don’t you think!?). Apes in Space is an animation studio in Kenya and yesterday at the iHub Nairobi they premiered an animated short film based on a Maasai folk tale: Last evening, the evening…

Sandbox Launches In Africa
Posted by wmworia on March 10, 2011
Sandbox is proud to announce the opening of its first hub in Africa. Based out of Nairobi, its aim is to unite the continent’s most inspiring young leaders, and to connect them with like-minded peers all over the globe. “We have been planning to expand Sandbox to Africa for a while now, and with Sebastian…

5 Must-See African Infographics on Social Media, Tech & Mobile
Posted by mkaigwa on March 9, 2011
Infographics are the world’s new way of visualizing and representing data, they’ve taken over as Web 2.0’s preferred technique to spread complex data or messaging in creative and impactful ways. Africa is no exception, here we look at 5 such infographics from across the continent that are worthy…

Ushahidi Makes Datasets Available
Posted by wmworia on March 4, 2011
Ushahidi are making a number of datasets available from some of the past deployments of the platform to monitoring crisis around the world. The datasets range from Afghanistan to Haiti to Mexico and Sudan and more. The data is provided in the form of CSV and DTA files. The data basically comprises…

Africa Continues to Beckon Interest the Sandboxers are here!
Posted by wmworia on March 3, 2011
Sandbox was founded in May 2009 and is the foremost global community of extraordinary young achievers between 20 and 30. We identify entrepreneurial young people worldwide that already have an impressive impact at a very young age, no matter in what field or industry. We got to meet one of the Sandboxers,…

From OLPC to VC: Africa leapfrogs the digital divide
Posted by wmworia on March 3, 2011
Afrinnovator got a mention on Involution Studio’s blog in a series of posts by Niti Bhan and Muchiri Nyaggah on technology in Africa. Involution Studios is a design studio based in the US that does design work for major corporations such as McAFee, Oracle, Microsoft and Yahoo. Niti Bhan and…

Intel Corporation in Kenyan Education Initiative
Posted by wmworia on March 2, 2011
Intel Corporation, the Ministry of Education and various stake holders in the education, such as the Teachers Service Commission and CEMASTER, are coming together for an Intel education transformation workshop with the objective of promoting the transformation of the education system in Kenya to better…

African Programmer Survey
Posted by wmworia on March 1, 2011
We got a little curious about programmer demographics in Africa and so we decided to create a quick survey form to get some responses that would give us an indication of what the programmer-sphere looks like in Africa. If you are a programmer in Africa please fill in the survey below. We will compile…

Trocaire: 10 things INGOs need to do (

(Excerpted from Trocaire‘s publication, Leading Edge 2020: Critical Thinking on the Future of International Development. You can read the full document here. HT @DochasNetwork.)
In order to meet the challenges of the changing global context, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) need to:
1. Do more and better advocacy
2. Ensure downward accountability
3. Become more flexible and responsive
4. Engage with power and politics
5. Build Southern civil society capacity
6. Plan for a changed funding environment
7. Develop stronger analysis of the local context
8. Engage more with their own societies
9. Build a global culture of solidarity
10. Promote innovation and technology.
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Good to know RT @intldogooder List of online communities related to international development now up to 80! #globaldev #smartaid
Below is a compiled (and ever growing) list of online communities related to international development. Whether you are a seasoned professional or someone just getting involved, I hope the following list can give a glimpse of the growing variety of opportunities available online to connect with others and gain exposure to the various contexts and complexities of international assistance.
Definition of online communities: “websites where people congregate online to discuss the topic of international assistance or to identify themselves for possible networking or information-sharing purposes.”
Because “you can’t know what you don’t know.”

The Devex : Development innovators blog (

Devex a annoncé au début de ce mois le lancement d’une nouvelle initiative qui permet d’identifier le plus innovateur parmi les organisations dédiées au développement dans le monde.
Voici les extraits des articles (tous en anglais malheureusement) que j’ai recensés sur le blog de the Devex.

Posted by Bruce McNamer on 24 March 2011
People in developing countries deserve to benefit from the innovations of the developed world, and to drive innovation that addresses the needs of their own communities. Advances like mobile technology, biofortification and new financial products, among others, offer the potential to improve the lives of those who need it most. But in all the discussions about innovation, it is easy to overlook the fact that we already know a lot about what works in development. Full Story

Posted by Edith Jibunoh on 17 March 2011
On February 15, ONE hosted the first ONE Africa Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa. The symposium was designed to highlight novel technology and innovation unleashing Africa’s economic potential and promoting sustainable development. The 300 attendees were a cross-section of innovators, policymakers, students, academics and creatives. We were inspired by a dynamic range of speakers whose innovative projects challenged attendees to go back to their communities and do something for Africa! Full Story

Posted by Patrick Fine on 10 March 2011
“Innovation” is a word we hear frequently these days, especially in the context of development. Everywhere we turn, there are stories, messages, and ad campaigns from organizations touting “innovative” designs, “innovative” programs, and “innovative” thinking. Too often, however, the popular buzzword is not backed up by true acts of innovation. At the Millennium Challenge Corp., we are committed to putting our principles into practice with an emphasis on innovation. We are committed to selecting country partners based on proven policy performance, country-led planning and implementation, and managing our portfolio for transparency and results. As a U.S. government agency, we believe this rigorous, integrated and open approach to development sets the standard for accountable and truly innovative development assistance. With this model as a foundation, further “innovation” for MCC means something very simple: a constant push to learn from our experiences and to try new approaches that can enhance the impact and sustainability of our investments. Full Story

Posted by Stephanie Cohn Rupp on 03 March 2011
In August 2010, Omidyar Network partnered with Ashoka’s Changemakers to launch Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All, a competition aimed at promoting innovation in property rights around the world. At Omidyar Network, we believe land is the poor’s greatest asset. With secure rights to property, people realize vital economic and social benefits — a reliable source of food to feed their family, an asset that provides income today and acts as collateral to expand financial options tomorrow, a recognized personal identity that accords civic status and participation, and ultimately a greater sense of human dignity. Full Story

Posted by Pauline Zalkin on 02 March 2011
Devex announced the launch of a new initiative to identify the most innovative among the world’s leading development organizations. Devex is polling thousands of its members — who collectively comprise the world’s largest network of aid and development professionals — to generate the list.   The Devex Top 40 Development Innovators will be announced in April on Devex’s newly re-designed Facebook page. Full Story