Ghanaian urban and development planners need to move away from looking up to examples of innovations from the global north.
If post-secondary institutions want to continue to play a key role in innovation and entrepreneurship, they must transform for the better.
Coronavirus has disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable seniors. We need socially innovative solutions to redesign long-term care and help seniors age safely and with dignity.
Two social impact bonds that have concluded in South Africa showed that they got innovation going where it was desperately needed.
Melbourne’s Innovation Districts were launched a few years ago, but the impacts of COVID-19 have added urgency to having places to trial new ways of urban living.
Cutting carbon use depends on changing social norms and behaviour as much as technology.
Although Black, Indigenous and people of colour have been shown to do more with less resources, government funding to bolster social and economic innovation doesn’t tend to reach these communities.
Necessity and desperation are portrayed as the prime motivators of innovative behaviour, but in reality, stability and holistic incentives go a long way to freeing up creative energy.
To become a successful innovator, follow Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi and today’s female social entrepreneurs – focus on ideas and social value, not money.
Civic intelligence describes what happens when people work together to address problems efficiently and equitably. It could help address many societal challenges.