On March 14, Jes Kaliebe Petersen came by the office to talk about Paywast, Afghanistan's largest social network. As the country’s first mobile-based social networking outlet, Paywast was formally launched on January 31, 2011. Since its launch more than two years ago, Paywast has become the largest social networking media outlet in Afghanistan with more than one million users and subscribers, surpassing even Facebook and Twitter.
At the Internews Center for Innovation & Learning we believe in using collective knowledge and best practices as resources to eliminate the need to reinvent the wheel. Our Innovation Advisors are constantly investigating the latest tools and innovative projects to share with the media development community through their blogs.
Created on March 18, 2014 by Natalie. Created on February 19, 2014 by Natalie.
On February 6, I attended a Fireside Chat with Jonathan Greenblatt, Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the Domestic Policy Council. The event was held at 1776 here in DC, a very cool incubator for social innovation startups.
Created on February 18, 2014 by KatieMattern.
First Mile Geo is an innovative new platform that helps researchers create surveys and visualize data in a way that facilitates the discovery and analysis of trends on the ground. The site is free and situated as an online cloud-based platform, which allows it to be accessed by numerous users from anywhere in the world in a variety of languages.
Created on February 18, 2014 by Tara.
Design thinking draws on methods from fields like engineering and design, and combines them with the arts, the social sciences, and the business world and therefore leading to creation of prototypes.
Created on February 13, 2014 by Natalie.
The Listening Post project, a civic media initiative that began last summer in New Orleans, is launching a second phase in late February. The expansion is thanks to a generous grant from the Louisiana-based Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Family Foundation.
The project is a collaboration between WWNO, the public radio station in New Orleans, and was initially funded by the Internews Center for Innovation and Learning.