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04.12.2016 Somalia’s Next Wave Entrepreneurs
Bedeviled by war and factional violence, Somalia was one of the last African countries to go online in 2000. At 1.8%, the Horn of Africa nation also has one of the lowest internet penetration in the world. But as the dust settles from a two-decade civil war, many of its young people—alongside those who returned from the diaspora—are trying to come out of isolationism by using technology as a bridge to tap into the global economy.More here
The country’s high-speed, fiber optic internet, connected in 2013, is enabling some of this transformation, facilitating the organization of global conferences like the Mogadishu and Hargeisa Ted Talks and the Social Good Summit. StartUp Grind, a global community which nurtures startup ecosystems in 85 countries and is supported by Google, has its newest branch based in Mogadishu.
The U.S. nonprofit sector often thinks of itself as being independent from government and markets. This self-image is held widely enough that one of the major trade organizations even calls itself Independent Sector. But independence in the digital age is...well...complicated. Almost all of the infrastructure used to transmit digital data is owned and monitored by the government and/or commercial firms that sell internet access, cloud storage, cell phones and mobile data plans, or that provide search functionality or social media by selling your data to advertisers, or that do all of the above. So if you're communicating key messages via social media, storing your donor and beneficiary files online, and using commercial software to send text alerts or work collaboratively on your program evaluations, just how independent are you, really?
Since the Presidential election on November 8, there have been a few impressive actions that recognize the
- The Internet Archive is making a copy of its entire repository (AKA, the entire internet) and moving it to Canada.
- The press has been full of "privacy for activists" articles. Even the NYT ran a series on privacy basics.
- Privacy and anti-surveillance nonprofit stalwarts, such as the Freedom of the Press Foundation, ACLU, EFF, and libraries are running full tilt offering workshops on safety and privacy for your tech devices. Here's a "how to" from AccessNow.
- Libraries - a living example of nonprofits that manage digital data within a code of ethical practice - are taking action.
- Nonprofits and foundations in far flung places looking for help with digital operations and governance questions? - ask your local librarian
- The San Francisco Foundation launched a Rapid Response Fund to support movement builders. The Kairos Fellowship, for digital campaigners of color, is going strong (and applications are open)
Even inlcuding the actions in the above bulleted list, I've been underwhelmed by the philanthropic and nonprofit community's response to our dependent digital state. With a few exceptions, most foundations and nonprofits - even those expressing real concern about their issues - are going about their business as if nothing fundamental has changed. They don't seem to get just how "un-independent" they long ago became and what that dependence means now and for the next few (?) years.
Nonprofits and foundations work on a lot of issues. Many will tell you they work on behalf of vulnerable people - children, the elderly, the sick, the poor. Others cherish and work on behalf of people specifically targeted specifically by the President-elect's campaign and its supporters, such as immigrants, Muslims, LGBT people, and women. The digital data that these organizations use every day - emails, funding information, text messages for outreach, photos, videos, web sites, program data, beneficiary information - is the lifeblood of their work. And every bit of it may be of interest to a government intent on "radical change" - which includes building registries, deporting people, "law and order," and building walls.
If your nonprofit or foundation works with or for vulnerable people, you should not make them more vulnerable. This was true on November 7. It's more true now. The incoming administration touts its plans to register Muslims. It banned selected reporters throughout the campaign. "Long memories" about political adversaries are proudly brought up by advisors to the administration. These are not normal actions or statements, and they don't bode well for the idea of either an independent press or an independent nonprofit sector.•
Your organizational ability to manage digital data safely, ethically, and effectively is not an optional concern. It is a core operational and governance capacity. You cannot be an effective nonprofit or foundation unless you are attending to your digital assets with the same integrity, alignment to mission, and dedicated expertise that you depend on your lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors to provide regarding your human resources and financial systems.
This isn't just about the effectiveness of your organization (though that's a fine place to start). It's about the independence of, the nature and role of, and the future of independent organizations and independent civil society. Such a sector is based on the real practice of free assembly, expression and privacy, not just a presumption of their conceptual existence. That practice begins with you and your organization. You may not be able to create a copy of yourself in Canada. But the question remains...what are you going to do?
*I'm not even going to go down the rabbit hole of the non-independence of the president-elect's own foundation, its acknowledged breaking of basic charitable laws, and the repeated ways in which it was used as a mere piggy bank for a range of political, personal, and business-related actions. If you want my thoughts on that hot mess, see #blueprint17 - coming December 14 at grantcraft.org/blueprint17
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03.12.2016 50 Shades of Green: Introducing Ljubljana
Much of the success of any endeavor – be it personal or professional – is attributed to relationships. The most productive relationships are almost always the positive ones. If one wants to be popular, he has to have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. If an organization or team wants to achieve its goals, […]
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Boost Africa will contribute to fostering the development of an efficient entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa by supporting the earliest and riskier stages of the venture value chain, in an economically viable and sustainable way. Boost Africa aims to spur the entrepreneurial potential of the African youth to create innovative and compelling businesses with the capacity to compete regionally and globally, to attract domestic and foreign direct investment, to create new and quality jobs, and contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth...[more]
03.12.2016 Can you imagine a circular city?
Temie Giwa-Tubosun’s adopted hometown, the need for blood is urgent. Only 43 percent of the 185,000 pints of blood required each year are collected; this shortage means that efficiently getting the available plasma from blood banks to needy patients is crucial. To address this need, Giwa-Tubosun launched LifeBank, an e-health app connecting blood banks with hospitals in Lagos, in December 2015.More here
02.12.2016 #Arduino Controlled Micro Distilliery
Booze, they say, is one of the major factors that shaped human history. And creating new and faster ways of making booze has always been a big engineering problem, so this project by [Goat Industries] is rather interesting. It’s a completely automated micro-distillery called the NanoStillery...[more]
02.12.2016 The US Parks You Haven’t Visited But Should
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02.12.2016 Weekly Roundup: India’s Demonetization Gets Ugly, Health Care’s Last Mile Gets Shorter and Coke Comes to Gaza
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02.12.2016 10 Great Social Innovation Reads: Nov 2016
The entire landscape of job hunting has changed over the past several years. Only a couple of decades ago, you could simply apply to a position with a generic resume and you have a good shot at getting a phone call from a company. Nowadays, that will not really get you anywhere. You need to […]
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02.12.2016 How to make it as a serial entrepreneur
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01.12.2016 SEO 2017 Predictions
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Weaving the #FabricOfChange: the moral crisis of fast fashion.
Each year, 80 billion pieces of clothing are purchased across the globe, which is 400% more than 10 years ago. Unsurprisingly these sales constitute a major financial market. The fashion brand Christian Dior is one of the biggest companies in the world - last year their sales totalled $41.6 billion, roughly equivalent to the GDP of Tunisia. The fashion industry is of increasing global importance but in the context of pressure to drive down costs and drive up profit margins there is an emergent moral crisis.
On the 24th April 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,129 people and injuring a further 2500. Attributed to a structural weakness, the incident was deemed the deadliest garment factory accident in history. The tragedies of the apparel industry aren’t simply confined to freak incidences. The structures that underpin consumption and production are deeply flawed. ‘Fast fashion’, the byword for cheap clothing that masks its social and environmental costs, demands a whole new meaning under the realisation that in the US alone 14.3 million tonnes of textiles are discarded each year. The statistic is particularly painful, given the knowledge that the pressure to produce cheap cotton has been linked to the suicides of 250,000 farmers in Cambodia, the cheapest source of the material globally.
Whilst the Rana Plaza disaster is widely seen as a symbol of an industry in moral crisis, even the most cursory glance at the daily production of fashion confirms that this crisis is structural. Contemporary fashion is caught between public façades of flawless affordable perfection on catwalks, Instagram feeds and shop windows, and the inconvenient machinery that enables and underpins the illusion: sweatshops, toxic dyes and exploitation.
Understanding the Problems
Hailing the shouts from protestors across Bangladesh and solidarity movements, such as the #whomademyclothes Twitter campaign, companies and governments have been responding to the events at Rana Plaza in a variety of ways: from sharing information on factory inspections to funding infrastructure projects. Despite the valuable work of many brands, it seems that many of the more agile, innovative solutions are coming from a new player in the fashion field: social entrepreneurs.
This was one of the key drivers behind Fabric of Change, an initiative launched by Ashoka and C&A Foundation to source, support and accelerate innovations for a fair and sustainable apparel industry. This three-year initiative is unlocking the unique power and potential of social entrepreneurs and their solutions to transform the apparel industry as a force for good.
Rooted in the perspectives of Ashoka Fellows and additional insights from industry experts, the Fabric of Change Social Innovation Mapping uncovers the barriers to and design principles for transformative change within the apparel industry.
Fabric of Change is now working to support, spotlight and accelerating social innovators and their solutions to these barriers.
Hidden from View – Conditions in supply chains are often obscured
The Fabric of Change report found that at the heart of fashion’s sustainability problem was a visual obstruction; brands, consumers and regulation agencies simply can’t look back to supply chains and see where products come from. Fashion supply chains are notoriously decentralised, the scale of orders demanded by large retailers is usually way beyond the capacity of any one workshop. Factories such as Rana Plaza may be asked to make around 180,000 shirts per day at a price of around $0.20 or risk losing contracts and not being paid at all. The result is long chains of sub-contractors who are challenging to track and hold accountable. Even brands that invest in monitoring their supply chains “obtain only irregular and inaccurate information”.
Learn more: Ashoka Fellow Kohl Gill, founded LaborVoices to address the lack of transparency in global supply chains and the absence of voice for workers around the world > http://po.st/FBnANg
“No one should die for Fashion”
Looking at the profiles of the 5 factories housed in Rana Plaza and their 3639 workers, serves to illuminate trends in the industry more broadly. 80% of the workers were young women “18, 19, 20 years of age, working around 100 hours a week. The most junior staff took home 12 cents an hour, and the most senior sewers raised this to 24 cents an hour. These wages are the result of an effort to cut costs by moving from country to country, finding the cheapest labour and least regulated workforce. This cycle of exploitation is particularly targeted at women and migrant workers, the most vulnerable in the chain. Essential services such as childcare and healthcare are critical to the long-term wellbeing of low-income workers, helping them to have long term, quality of life. In the words of a placard held by one garment factory worker at the protests around the Rana Plaza collapse “No one should die for fashion.”
Making the Right Choices
Unsurprisingly, considering the lack of knowledge that many corporations hold around their own supply chains, consumers aren’t particularly aware of the blood and sweat that is woven into their purchases. There is little information available to consumers at point-of-purchase that helps them to make decisions that align with their values. Whilst millions were horrified by the Rana Plaza disaster, it would be nearly impossible for a consumer to identify whether the next high street garment purchased came from that site or one very similar. Even when some information is available ethical products are frequently priced out of the reach of the average consumer.
Learn More: REMAKE are turning transparency into storytelling to inspire a generation of consumers to make ethical, informed choices. > http://remake.world/videos/video-made-pakistan/
Fighting the System
The current fragmented and decentralized supply chains disincentivises companies from prioritising sustainability. The high profit margins promised by “fast fashion” have engaged companies in a system of “rapid fire production” where low costs triumph all other considerations. To create a truly sustainable fashion industry requires a consistent supply and demand of both sustainable materials and processes. We must transform a broken supply chain into a web of collective responsibility.
Finding the Solutions
Ultimately the challenges facing the fashion industry are complex and multifaceted: the incentives of contemporary capitalism are intertwined with the challenges of development and the vulnerabilities of low income populations. Fabric of Change identifies, supports and give visibility to leading social innovators creatively and collaboratively tackling social and environmental issues within the apparel industry. But social innovators alone cannot solve these complex problems. Sector partners are crucial in enabling the impact and acceleration of these social innovators – together we can transform the apparel industry and spark a global movement for change.
What are the barriers to creating transformative change in the apparel industry? Do you know of any compelling solutions? Join Ashoka, Trust Women and leading industry experts in a live twitter chat on Thursday 1st December between 13:15 and 14:15. Just search and tag your tweets #FabricOfChange
This article first appeared on Trust.org.
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01.12.2016 Acumen and the United States Agency for International Development announce a new $1 million investment for their Investing for Peace Fund
Acumen and the U.S. Embassy announced today a $1 million investment in Azahar Coffee from the Investing for Peace Fund. Based in Colombia, Azahar Coffee works with smallholder famers across the country to source specialty green beans for export to international markets, while roasting and distributing coffee in Colombia. This is the second investment for […]
According to Thomas G. Gutteridge, human resource management has several components: control and evaluation, organizational design, human resource planning, and career development. Organizations devote a substantial part of its resources to these components, ensuring that they are implemented properly and effectively, toward the attainment of organizational objectives and goals. Among these components, the one that […]
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01.12.2016 An Opportunity for Small Businesses Expanding Affordable Internet Access: Grant Applications Open
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30.11.2016 Microfinance Looks Toward the Future – But Will Fintech Revive the Controversies of Its Past?
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30.11.2016 On-The-Job Training and Things to Master
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29.11.2016 Volunteer Spotlight: “I feel rewarded to be able to do whatever my small part can be in helping people improve their lives.”
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29.11.2016 Hilde Larsen - Part 3
Trying to enter the job market can be a demotivating experience for most young people. You can easily start to feel like your money, time and effort is being wasted – from countless unsuccessful interviews to internships that never develop into permanent positions or that one business idea you just can’t seem to get off the ground.
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29.11.2016 The Power of Listening to Your Loved Ones
Marketing can improve your sales and profits. However, it is not about the number of marketing ideas you put out there, but in the quality of your marketing. This article discusses creative marketing ideas to help you get your company and product or service to your customers: guerilla marketing ideas, social media marketing ideas, urban […]
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29.11.2016 Biens communs : « Repenser l’impact des entreprises sur les questions d’intérêt général »
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