Camps around the world
From 22-24th June 2011, we worked on Social Innovation Camp Flanders in Gent, Belgium with the iDrops team. The team ran 12 mini-lab workshops around Flanders over the past few months and had a massive 60 ideas submitted. Five ideas made the cut to the final weekend, and they’ll all have four months of support from the iDrops team to develop their ideas further.
Respekt institute are running the second Social Innovation Camp in the Czech Republic in Brno on 16 – 18 th March 2012. Over the weekend they will connect sixty people with different skills to develop six innovative ideas based on online tools. The judges are representatives from Era, One World, Transitions Online and Respekt Weekly.
Social Innovation Camp Brno 2012 was supported by Era and Internation Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World. http://twitter.com/inovace
18th-10th November 2011 in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Internews, USAID, and UNDP partnered with Social Innovation Camp to run Mardemej, the first Social Innovation Camp in Armenia. Our round-up of the event is here.
The Respekt institut ran the first Czech Social Innovation Camp in Prague from 12th-14th November 2010. They were supported by Vodafone Foundation, HUB Praha and the communication agency Konektor.
You can see a film of their Camp here.
- Social Innovation Camp Caucasus
Led by Open Society Georgia Foundation, a coalition of partners brought Social Innovation Camp to the Caucasus from 8th-10th April 2010. Anna Keshelashvili managed the programme: annake(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
- Social Innovation Camp Central and Eastern Europe
The Central and Eastern European Civil Society Forum were the first to run a Social Innovation Camp outside of the UK. They brought the Camp to Bratislava, Slovakia in September 2009.
- Social Innovation Camp South Korea
The second Social Innovation Camp ran in South Korea concurrently with Social Innovation Camp Edinburgh from the 17th-19th of June, 2011. http://2011.sicamp36.org/
The third Social Innovation Camp South Korea will run from the 14th - 16th September 2012. The website can be found here: http://2012.sicamp36.org
Run by Internews Kazakhstan from 31-May- 2 June 2012. You can read more about it here http://www.internews.org/internewsnext.
Run by Transitions Online, Social Innovation Camp Azerbaijan took place in September 2010.
- Social Innovation Camp Kyrgyzstan
From the 27th-29th May 2011, the Soros Foundation, Internews, Hoster.kg, and Sun People put on a Social Innovation Camp in the village of Bosteri, Issyk-Kul oblast. The camp brought together over 80 specialists from different regions of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
We’re really excited to have had our first global Camp to be run by a Social Innovation Camp UK alumnus – Femi Longe brought his idea, Useful Visitors, to Social Innovation Camp in London, December 2008.
Social Innovation Camp Nigeria was held from 13th-15th January 2011 in Lagos, with the support of the Enterprise Development Services, Pan African University.
Social Innovation Camp Events, January- May 2012:
Twelve Nigerian festival organisers and managers came together with a group of 45 of Nigeria’s best developers, designers, and business brains to build new solutions to six problems that festivals face, at the ccHub in Lagos, Nigeria. Read more here.
A team of 45 of Kenya’s premiere creative, cultural, design, technical, and business talent came together for an experiment: to explore the challenges faced by the creative and cultural people of Kenya – from musicians and fine artists, to traditional craftspeople and graffiti artists. Read more here.
54 people came together to think about what challenges and opportunities faced the creative and cultural sector in Egypt. They had help from both UK and Egyptian mentors, and a prototyping workshop courtesy of Snook and a workshop on investment readiness from FirstPort. Read more about the event here.
The Australian Social Innovation eXchange held their first Social Innovation Camp weekend 5th-7th March 2010.