Roshan's Blog (27)

Training Opportunity: Management in Complex Environments

Amani Institute is proud to announce a new 5-day training course, in partnership with the Peace Nexus Foundation, on learning how to manage your…


Added by Roshan on April 7, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

UPEACE Centre and Amani Institute – Partnership in Social Innovation Education

 UPEACE Centre and Amani Institute – Partnership in Social Innovation Education

Amani Institute is proud to announce a new partnership with the United Nations mandated University for Peace’s Center for Executive Education, based in Costa Rica. In this global partnership, Amani Fellows who complete their …


Added by Roshan on January 23, 2015 at 12:45am — No Comments

Workshop in Washington, DC: How to Build a Revenue Model for your Organization

In Washington, DC and interested in building revenue models for your nonprofit or social enterprise organization? Then this workshop may be for you!

Why and What: See details below

When: Tuesday, December 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Where: 1776 Boardroom, 1133 15 St NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC

How to Apply (limited availability): …


Added by Roshan on December 12, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Amani Institute is Hiring a Programs Director in Brazil and Kenya

3 job positions OPEN in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Nairobi, Kenya! Deadline to apply - December 20th, 2014  

1. Programs Director Kenya

Description of Position

Although only 2 years…


Added by Roshan on November 17, 2014 at 8:15pm — No Comments

The Network Effect: How the Amani Institute Training in Social Innovation Extends Beyond the Classroom

This story was written by Geraldine Hepp, Community Manager at Amani Institute.

Despite the prevalence of NGO work in Kenya and the rise of Social Entrepreneurship all around the world, someone like Roseline Orwa can still feel like a misfit. Speaking about how participating in the Social Innovation Management class of 2014 at Amani Institute has changed her life, she pulls out a puzzle piece from her wallet – a piece of a jigsaw…


Added by Roshan on November 14, 2014 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Abled and Disabled

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


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…


Added by Roshan on May 14, 2014 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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…


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


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 –…


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. …


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…


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…


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…


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, "…


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 …


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

Training Business People to Solve Social Problems

Since we began developing our pedagogy, which is a way of placing our stake in the ground and saying "judge us on this", we've been hearing from diverse sources of the relevance of our work for private sector corporations.

At first, this surprised us. After all, we began this to develop talent for solving social problems, and to help foster more relevant higher education. But the people…


Added by Roshan on December 7, 2012 at 5:07am — 1 Comment

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 …


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…


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…


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…


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

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