Good practice for (digital) social innovation

Join our Data & Digitization panel at the Partos Innovation Festival 2018

What kind of competences does your organization need to really be an innovative actor that can profit from the digital & technological opportunities? How do you combine thoughtfulness with your enthusiasm for innovation? On October 11th we will be facilitating and joining the Data & Digitization panel at the Partos Innovation Festival.

Linda Raftree (MERL Tech) will give a lecture on how to identify wishful thinking in innovation and transform it into good practice. She will highlight  the challenges she has identified around introducing new technology and innovation in her work as consultant/ researcher.
After this we will be raising critical questions in the panel discussion about the meaning of innovation and discuss key areas that need consideration in order to innovate in ways that do no harm to those we intend to serve. What do we mean by innovation? And what trends have we seen in innovation in the international development sector over the past ten years?  What should we be thinking about when incorporating digital technology into development programming and impact measurement? Technology can work to include but also work to exclude those that we intend to empower if we do not carefully consider the introduction of the technology. 

TIME:: 11.00h – 12.30h

PARTICIPANTS: Anne-Marijke Podt, Data4Development, (discussion leader); Maaike Blom, Data4Development; Linda Raftree, MERL Tech; Tin Geber, Hivos (panel)

LOCATION: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam

Read more about the session here or get tickets for the festival.

During the day, Data4Development will also be present during the information market where we will run short and fun demos of ProMEva and IATI.
If you would like us to prepare your dataset for the ProMEva demo so you can directly see what is possible for your organization let us know at [email protected].

We hope to see you there!