Crowdfunding, text donations, microfinance and other innovative ways of fundraising have not only become increasingly important to the existing non-profit sector, it is changing the humanitarian scene, as we know it. The route from observing a social problem to gathering people, resources, data and good ideas have become much shorter through platforms such as IndiGoGo, OpenIDEO and Ushahidi, to name but a few.
The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab got off to a great start on May 23rd.
On a sunny afternoon local movers and shakers met up to be introduced to peace innovation. The local founder, Anne Kjær Riechert, warmly welcomed the audience and gave a short presentation describing the future plans for the Berlin Peace Innovation Lab. Hereafter, event partner Dr. Joana Breidenbach, director of Betterplace Lab, gave a short introduction to their Continue reading
So nice to see Coca Cola’s Peace Innovation Intervention bringing Pakistan and India together. It has all the ingredients we like: BJ Fogg’s Behavior Model where behavior = motivation + ability + trigger; fun; baby steps approach to behavior design; Minimum Acceptable Peace Interactions (MAPIs); it’s technology mediated; interactive; and it elicits pro-social behaviors across conflict boundaries. We’ve been supporting Romancing the Border, a project initiated by Rehman Ilyas to increase social interactions across the India/Pakistan border. We’re happy to see Coca Cola get in the game.