Roshan's Blog (21)

Abled and Disabled

This blog post was written by Aditi Agrawal, a participant in Amani Institute's 2014 class of the …

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Added by Roshan on June 24, 2014 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Take a Sit on the Wild Side

This blog post was written by Andrew McBride (@amzuri), a participant in the 2014 class of the Certificate in Social Innovation Management at the Amani Institute. Here, he shares reflections on innovation sparked by a course on Bio-Empathy, held at the Lake Naivasha ecosystem in…

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Added by Roshan on May 14, 2014 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

Seven Elements of Social Innovation

In 2014, we at the Amani Institute collaborating with the Stanford Social Innovation Review to write a series of articles about our work in social innovation education.

We are…

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Added by Roshan on April 3, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

APPLY NOW! SOCIAL INNOVATION SAFARI - EAST AFRICA 2014

The first-ever East Africa Social Innovation Safari kicks off this April! Read more to see if you are eligible to apply. If you are –…

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Added by Roshan on March 3, 2014 at 3:11pm — No Comments

No Longer Feel Alone or Crazy in My Search for Meaning – The World is Full of These People

This post was written by Jessica Newmark, from South Africa, an alumni of the Amani Institute's Certificate in Social Innovation Management program. In the post, Jessica writes about the journey that prompted her to come to participate in the Amani Institute. …

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Added by Roshan on January 9, 2014 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

APPLY NOW! Master's-Level Certificate in Social Innovation Management. Limited Spots Available!

We are proud to announce that applications are open for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management, starting on March 15, 2014. This program has been endorsed and supported by a range of…

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Added by Roshan on January 8, 2014 at 12:29am — No Comments

NEXT SUMMER: Learn about Social Entrepreneurship and Build Your Skills to Make a Difference

Looking for adventure and employable skills? The chance to team up and make an impact on the ground using social entrepreneurship? Do you enjoy splitting your time…

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Added by Roshan on December 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Learning About Bio-Empathy - An Emerging Skill for Social Change

At the Amani Institute, we are exploring new ways of teaching future leaders of social change, and one of these is what we can learn from nature as the ultimate designer. Our Bio-Empathy course integrates the study of innovation from Biomimicry with the exploration of leadership and self-development of outdoors-based learning programs. Keep reading to learn more about what we mean. If you are based in…

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Added by Roshan on May 22, 2013 at 11:05pm — No Comments

The State of Talent Development in the Social Sector: A Study by the Amani Institute

We're excited to share an article by the fantastic folks at Fast Company about our recent study, "…

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Added by Roshan on March 5, 2013 at 5:57am — No Comments

Building a Social Sector Jobs Economy

This blog post was originally published on the iHub's blog and cross-posted onInnovation Africa.

About a month ago, McKinsey & Company, the world’s premier consulting firm …

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Added by Roshan on January 15, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

What Higher Education Should Look Like

Cross-posted from The Amani Institute.

I am excited to have published an essay in the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog on the experience that I’ve been having through being one of the founding class at THNK: The Amsterdam School for Creative Leadership.

Do check out the essay here: it’s called …

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Added by Roshan on May 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Prove You’re Worth It: Getting A Job In The Social Sector

Cross-posted from The Amani Institute Blog

Last week, I guest-lectured on social entrepreneurship to a group of master’s students at a well-known university in the Washington, DC area. Towards the end, the conversation veered towards the idea behind what we’re doinghere at The Amani Institute. When I described a…

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Added by Roshan on April 19, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Seven Tips for Working in International Development

Cross-posted from The Amani Institute Blog

Springtime in Washington DC is also career-planning time for the thousands of students in this college-and-government town. This is when universities scour the beltway’s networks to find people who hold jobs their students want to have, and invite them to provide been-there-done-that wisdom and share…

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Added by Roshan on March 9, 2012 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

Deciphering the Jobs Paradox

In September 2011, The Economist published a special report on the future of jobs called “The Great Mismatch”. The cover of the report itself indicated the paradox of the current jobs economy: as unemployment seems to be rising, more and more employers are complaining they can’t find the talent they need. This phenomenon is…

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Added by Roshan on February 10, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Go ahead, Use Your Mobile in Class

The first thing Anya Kamenetz said when she took the stage at a talk at the Center for American Progress to promote her new book was: "The book is up online so feel free to surf to it on your phones and check it out".

When was the last time you had a professor or other speaker…

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Added by Roshan on November 3, 2011 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

What's Behind the Crisis in Higher Education in America?

Cross-posted from The Amani Institute blog

 

If you've been reading the news much in America this past year (or talking to me at all), you've likely heard about the current crisis in higher education. And the doomsayers are no light-weights. They include…

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Added by Roshan on October 30, 2011 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

How Social Entrepreneurs Approach Conflict: A Study

On Ashoka Peace, we just published a blog post about a new study in the Journal of Peace Psychology that examines the way social entrepreneurs approach conflict resultion, in particular in contrast to more traditional approaches.

Read the post here, which will also take you to the study.

Added by Roshan on May 25, 2010 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

The State of Peacebuilding in 2010

Ashoka Peace presents The State of Peacebuilding in 2010.

This two-part blog post discusses the evolution of the peacebuilding field, and points to encouraging new directions in which it is going and where it MUST go to become more effective.

Comments welcomed!

Added by Roshan on February 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kissing the Tiger: Peace as a Pre-Requisite for Development

Ashoka Peace is proud to present a recently published article in the latest issue of http://beyondprofit.com that describes the rationale and goals and inspiration behind our work.



In this article, we discuss the stories of two classic social entrepreneurs - Jerry White and Neichute Duolo - who came up with new solutions for problems of violent conflict, and through those… Continue

Added by Roshan on January 19, 2010 at 5:33pm — 5 Comments

What does peace building look like in an interconnected world?

Check out the answers - or rather, more questions - on the Ashoka Peace blog.

Added by Roshan on September 15, 2009 at 1:35am — No Comments

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