social innovation

Crowd-sourced map takes aim at Serbia’s gun culture

Crowd-sourced map takes aim at Serbia’s gun culture

Aug 21, 2012
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In early September, gun control advocates in Serbia will launch an online crowd-mapping platform with the hope of challenging the preconceived notion of a gun culture in a country with one of the highest gun-ownership rates in the world. Read More »

Startup ‘incubation’ center opens in Kosovo

Startup ‘incubation’ center opens in Kosovo

Aug 9, 2012
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A technology-focused incubator opened its doors 27 June to entrepreneurs and innovators in Kosovo. Funded by Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Innovation Center Kosovo will provide business incubation services – training, mentoring, consulting, and an innovative office environment, reports the tech and innovation blogg Goal Europe. Read More »

Social Innovation Camp Moldova 2012 comes to a conclusion

Social Innovation Camp Moldova 2012 comes to a conclusion

Aug 7, 2012
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How to run an innovation event? Ask Moldovans. Read More »

Social Innovation Camp Azerbaijan choosing winners

Social Innovation Camp Azerbaijan choosing winners

Aug 3, 2012
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From 30 July to 1 August,  nearly 25 participants from 10 regions of Azerbaijan gathered  for the 2012 Social Innovation Camp.  This year, the event was hosted by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation.

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Hungarian community news site takes on neglected fire hydrants

Hungarian community news site takes on neglected fire hydrants

Aug 2, 2012
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Dávid Fáber is the founder of nagykovácsi.net [hu], a community news site of Nagykovácsi, a small town in Hungary’s Pest County. The fire that broke out on March 28 on the local Kutya mountain mobilized not only the firefighters, but users of nagykovacsi.net’s forum as well. Below is the interview with Mr. Fáber, who started the Nagykovácsi Citizen Fire Hydrant Task Force. Read More »

Georgian blogger leads online charity campaign

Georgian blogger leads online charity campaign

Aug 1, 2012
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Givi Avaliani is among the few bloggers in Georgia who rarely write about personal experience and instead focus on online campaigns and charity activities in Georgia in the country. He lives in Kutaisi, which is second largest city in the country.
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Live blogging from Moldova’s SICamp 2012

Live blogging from Moldova’s SICamp 2012

Jul 28, 2012
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Social Innovation Camp Moldova 2012 started this weekend. The event is dedicated to people who want to solve a social problem through information technologies.

Net Prophet presents you a LIVE TEXT session of the event:

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The best 5 ideas will fight at SI Camp Moldova 2012!

The best 5 ideas will fight at SI Camp Moldova 2012!

Jul 26, 2012
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SICamp Moldova 2012 will take place this weekend. Out of 134 applicants, only 25 were selected to work in teams on five ideas of projects with social impact. Read More »

Online platforms coordinate aid for Russian flood victims

Online platforms coordinate aid for Russian flood victims

Floods in Kuban, Russia, have completely destroyed 640 homes, with more than 5,000 partially submerged. According to data from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Crisis Centre, the natural disaster had killed 150 people as of July 8. Read More »

ElectBy returns for elections in Belarus

ElectBy returns for elections in Belarus

Jul 12, 2012
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ElectBy.org, an Ushahidi-based platform for monitoring electoral violations, has returned to Belarus after a 16-month absence. The platform, created on the eve of the 2010 elections, collected nearly 650 reports of irregularities by December 19. On election day, the website received more than 8,000 visitors. Read More »

Cyberactivism branches out beyond just politics in Belarus

Cyberactivism branches out beyond just politics in Belarus

Jul 9, 2012
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Social networks dealing with local issues is hardly anything new, but in Belarus they tend to focus exclusively on politics. (an example of the latter is the revolution, organized through social networks, that rocked the streets of Minsk in the summer 2011).

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Social Innovation Camp coming back to Azerbaijan

Social Innovation Camp coming back to Azerbaijan

Jul 6, 2012
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Azerbaijan will soon host its third Social Innovation Camp. This time, the Eurasian Partnership Foundation has announced a new format for the event.

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Site taps crowdsourcing to find missing children in Russia

Site taps crowdsourcing to find missing children in Russia

Jun 29, 2012
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The emergence of the search and rescue team Liza Alert [ru] is hardly a typical story for the Web.

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Skype gets an Uzbek interface, helps bridge digital divide

Skype gets an Uzbek interface, helps bridge digital divide

Jun 20, 2012
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The world’s most popular IP telephony and text messenger application now has an Uzbek interface thanks to an Uzbek blogger. Skype, which is not an open source platform, and whose official list of available languages had not been updated with the new language versions in almost two years, still permits anyone to extract the language file and localize the interface. Read More »

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