Converging interactions among public policies, business strategies and academic research

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VI CONFERENCE SYSTEMIC ACTIONS IN COMPLEX SCENARIOS Converging interactions among public policies, business strategies and academic research 16th-17th OCTOBER 2015 AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Call for papers Via: http://www.wcsaglobal.org/inventing-the-future-in-an-age-of-contingency/ Vote: https://model.report/s/wslw8v To be a conscientious agent in contemporary scenarios involves the awareness of the complex systemic context and the non-linear interactions in which our attempts to… Read more »

ICTD Fail Festival UK – London – July 8

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Fail Festival – a celebration of failure as a mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas from pilots to global programs.   Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We’re often in market failure environments,… Read more »

Jottings (notes to myself) June 23 Changing Tunes

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I was at Changing Tunes event at St George’s Festival for Beckenham. Idea – I’ve been looking for ways to express the ideas I have ref Landscape of Change, I’m looking for artists who will “get it” and help me to help the confused, dispossessed, “Reluctant Time Travellers” to make sense of their situation and… Read more »

In enthusiastic support of GN21

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I started to write this in the comments box for this evening’s GN21 meeting – Engaging Communities Online with Debates & Campaigns – but realised it was getting too long – so reduced it.This is the longer version. Francis and Jersey Flight. I just saw this  – having come here to give advance apologies for… Read more »

Munir Fasheh – “My ‘discovery’ of my illiterate mother’s mathematics… “

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…..  This intimate relationship between learning and unlearning was first manifested to me when I became aware for the first time, 25 years ago, of my illiterate mother’s mathematics and knowledge.  This article is basically about comparing our two worlds: the world of my “illiterate” mother and the world of my “literate” self.  My fascination… Read more »

Definitive list of London business accelerators and incubators

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The definitive list of London business accelerators and incubators (including the ones you probably haven’t heard of!) It is no secret that London has experienced a rapid rise in incubator and accelerator programmes, much faster than any other European city, in the last 3 years. Telefonica reported a 110% rise in the number of formal… Read more »

Why fundraisers shouldn’t be storytellers

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Posted in Special Focus General Fundraising Communications Why fundraisers shouldn’t be storytellers 02 Jun 2015 Jenny Ramage speaks to Stroke Association, Age UK, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and others, and learns why fundraisers shouldn’t try to be the voice of beneficiaries In the fundraising world, great emphasis is placed on storytelling. It’s true that telling a… Read more »

Eco- friendly printing

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People are always looking for printing firms.  I’ve only just come across Seacourt, and haven’t used them yet but I’m they look interesting and worth a try – website   The end of one process is only the start of another: waste as a resource and not an end product – Seacourt are a family… Read more »

Dadamac, Diaspora Volunteering Alliance, Stories and Patterns

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Yesterday I was at The Future of Diaspora Volunteering in Development Conference This is what was important to me: The people and organisations represented – some of them big players and others very small (see The Future of Diaspora Volunteering in Development Conference details for some of them) The repeated issue of disconnects and the… Read more »