Events <p>(Replace this first paragraph with a brief description of your new category. This guidance will appear in the category selection area, so try to keep it below 200 characters.)</p> <p>Use the following paragraphs for a longer description, or to establish category guidelines or rules:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Why should people use this category? What is it for?</p> </li> <li> <p>How exactly is this different than the other categories we already have?</p> </li> <li> <p>What should topics in this category generally contain?</p> </li> <li> <p>Do we need this category? Can we merge with another category, or subcategory?</p> </li> </ul> OCI Lab <p>A mutual support program for social entrepreneurs powered by the Edgeryders Community. We use our collective intelligence to help one another navigate the complexities of building self-sustaining solutions to social, economic and ecological challenges.</p> Autarky Lab <p>A place to develop and learn about autarky solutions: technologies, organization techniques and best practices that enable self-sufficient living on the long term.</p> <p>Here, autarky is comprehensive self-supply and self-governance in small social units. It’s the maker’s way of making a living, a solution for political problems with non-political means. It’s how we fix precarious living, excessive consumption, bullshit jobs and politics alike. Solutions documented here are esp. relevant for communal living arrangements.</p> <p>Ideas, instructions and recipes posted here should be do-it-yourself and open source.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>If you like the content here, here’s how to follow it:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>To be notified about new topics in this category, go to the <a href="/c/openvillage/autarky">Autarky Academy</a> category and from the right-top dropdown select “Watching First Post”. Or <a href="/c/openvillage/autarky.rss">subscribe here with RSS</a>.</p> </li> <li> <p>To only be notified about new high-quality articles in this category, go to tag <a class="hashtag" href="">#<span>autarky-magazine</span></a> and from the right-top dropdown select “Watching First Post”. Or <a href="/tags/autarky-magazine.rss">subscribe here with RSS</a>.</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more information about notification settings on this platform, please read “<a href="/t/id/6647#heading--5">Discourse Admin Manual: Understanding notifications</a>”.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>P.S.:</strong> Do you know the <strong>ESSENTIALS</strong>? <strong>E</strong>dgeryders <strong>S</strong>elf-<strong>S</strong>upply with <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/sun_with_face.png?v=6" title=":sun_with_face:" class="emoji" alt=":sun_with_face:"> <strong>E</strong>nergy, <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/cherries.png?v=6" title=":cherries:" class="emoji" alt=":cherries:"> <strong>N</strong>utrients, <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/national_park.png?v=6" title=":national_park:" class="emoji" alt=":national_park:"> <strong>T</strong>ravel, <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/computer.png?v=6" title=":computer:" class="emoji" alt=":computer:"> <strong>I</strong>nternet, <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/houses.png?v=6" title=":houses:" class="emoji" alt=":houses:"> <strong>A</strong>ccommodation, <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/sparkling_heart.png?v=6" title=":sparkling_heart:" class="emoji" alt=":sparkling_heart:"> <strong>L</strong>ove and <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/lock.png?v=6" title=":lock:" class="emoji" alt=":lock:"> <strong>S</strong>ecurity <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/blush.png?v=6" title=":blush:" class="emoji" alt=":blush:"></p> Workspace <p>Our open-to-all, informal workspace where we work on the OpenVillage vision and strategy, including the MENA Youth Platform project and the emerging Edgeryders Reef Alliance. (House projects and their activities are organized in the “<a href="/c/openvillage/houses">Houses</a>” category.)</p> <p><strong>What is OpenVillage?</strong></p> <p>Edgeryders is building a self-sustaining R&amp;D ecosystem for next generation social innovation and political renewal. It is constituted by co-living and co-working spaces in different sites; managed by local entities; nourished by the social and economic flows of the whole ecosystem; connected by the dynamic online community of changemakers on</p> <p><strong>What is the MENA Youth Platform?</strong></p> <p>A project of Edgeryders OÜ about building an online / offline incubator that promotes experience exchange and resource sharing, collaboration, problem solving skills and entrepreneurial spirit geared towards the public good. It sets the stage for experimenting with social innovation strategies and subsequently spreading social entrepreneurship and innovation as a legitimate livelihood for / by / with the Youth in the Southern Mediterranean region. Pilot countries are Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. The first phase happened between May and December 2017, commission and funded by the World Bank Group.</p> <p><strong>What is The Reef Alliance?</strong></p> <p>The time has come to grow the partnerships that can enable the OpenVillage connective layer, in order to:</p> <ul> <li>scale membership and sites</li> <li>broaden resourcing inputs including P2P knowledge sharing and funding pathways</li> <li>foster a vibrant symbiotic R&amp;D ecosystem</li> </ul> <p>For that, The Reef Alliance is a dynamic and committed network of civil society and SME partnerships that contribute to the growth of The OpenVillage connective layer and self-sustaining smart communities.</p> People & Projects <p>Share your story or project about creating a better life. (Arabic intro inside.)</p> <p><img src="/uploads/default/original/2X/7/73680a8c134459ca046746bf237920c8e315da57.jpg" width="640" height="427"></p> <p><img src="/uploads/default/original/2X/0/0c07a2201b1a463eeac5b2eef0ab8c5a546c6726.gif"> <a href="">Photo by Christian Arballo</a>, CC BY-NC 2.0</p> <p>[text-direction=rtl]</p> <h2>اهلا ومرحبا بكم</h2> <p>نحن نأتي من جميع مناحي الحياه من اكثر من 30 بلد في أوروبا وخارجها ,ويالها من رحله نتخذها معا من اجل حياه افضل لنا ولمجتمعنا وللعالم اجمع ! معظمنا يأخذ المخاطر ولا يخشاها حتى لو انتهينا أحيانا ببعض الكدمات ولكن هكذا نأمل أن نتعلم أسرع ونساعد بعضنا البعض</p> <h2>يمكنك القيام هنا بامرين</h2> <p>اولا عرفنا قليلا عن نفسك وشارك قصتك مع رفاقك</p> <p>قل لنا ما تحب أن نعرفه عنك و ما الذي تناضل من اجله أو اخبرنا عن مشروعك او فكرتك او تجاربك وكيف يمكن أن ندعمك فى هدفك ؟</p> <p>يمكنك البدأ من <a href="">هنا </a>عن طريق الضغط على New Topic</p> <p>ثانيا, يمكنك التعرف على مجتمعنا بتصفح المشاركات التاليه والقاء نظره على <a href="/t/all-our-projects/40">المشاريع </a>المختلفة , وان امكن أن تقدم بعض النصائح المفيدة او المساعدة .حيث أنه فى كثير من الأحيان وجود شخص يستمع ويسأل الأسئلة الصحيحة يمكن ان يؤدى الى أفكار جديده مثيره للاهتمام تساعدنا على المضي قدما! وفى نفس الوقت كأثر جانبي لطيف ستتعرف اكثر على موقعنا وكيفيه التعامل معه حيث انه المكان الذى نتعاون من خلاله</p> <p>تريد أن تعرف المزيد عن مجتمعنا ؟ يمكنك أن تجد المزيد عنا في هذا <a href="">الفيديو</a>.</p> <p>إذا كنت بحاجة إلى مساعدة يمكنك مراسلتنا على البريد الإلكتروني : <a href=""></a></p> <p>شكرا لانضمامك , نتمنى لك قراءه وتواصل سعيد <img src="/images/emoji/twitter/slight_smile.png?v=6" title=":slight_smile:" class="emoji" alt=":slight_smile:"><br> [/text-direction]</p>
1st info session, at OurGhema Space - Follow up [OCI Lab] (2)
OCI Labs : Online P2P Incubator for MENA's Youth [OCI Lab] (14)
OCI Lab: Program Description [OCI Lab] (1)
OCI Lab Info Session [Events] (2)
Creating desert forests with giant self-watering pots [Autarky Lab] (7)
Open source coffee sorter project ( 2 3 ) [Autarky Lab] (40)
List: Open source software for resource scheduling and booking [Autarky Lab] (17)
Crazy coffee hacks: How to remove coffee parchment shells etc. [Autarky Lab] (6)
Travel Hacker's Essentials [Autarky Lab] (1)
La Plus Petite Cinémathèque de la Belgique [People & Projects] (8)
When you live with your co-workers [People & Projects] (10)
Dry toilet system for cities [Autarky Lab] (4)
دار جان : الخروج من العاصمة لنويبع // Meet "Dar Jan"; on getting out of from the Capital to Nuweiba [People & Projects] (5)
Looking for help troubleshooting the next Reef document [People & Projects] (9)
Growing the Reef in Brussels: some initial thoughts on sustainability ( 2 ) [People & Projects] (24)
An Autarky System for Cities [Autarky Lab] (6)

This is a concept paper I’m writing (currently in draft state and looking for feedback :wink:). The long-term goal is to show this to daring and innovative mayors of small to medium sized cities with severe infrastructur…

159 selected startups from Kathmandu, Nepal [People & Projects] (3)
Developing our online community in Tunisia: core challenges and recommendations [Workspace] (8)
95 Innovative Business Ideas for Nepal [Autarky Lab] (3)
TANDA: Preservation and modernisation of the African handicrafts heritage [People & Projects] (1)
Hackathon NUIT DU CODE CITOYEN 15 March 2019 [People & Projects] (3)
27 New Business Ideas for the Southern Mediterranean Region [Autarky Lab] (2)
The SSNA of the MENA Open Village conversation! [Workspace] (6)
How The Reef might work in Brussels ( 2 ) [People & Projects] (34)
Open Society Fellowship: New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality. [People & Projects] (7)
Intro to me and my ecovillage project - Happitat [People & Projects] (12)
Your Toys Out Of Trash - لعب من القمامة (Arabic - English) [People & Projects] (15)
My reflection about the Hackathon in Medenine [OpenVillage] (3)
MENA Open Village Coding: Lessons Learned [Workspace] (16)
Can OurGhema grow to be a model for local development? ( 2 ) [People & Projects] (24)