Future Makers Case Studies Adventures: Call to Action

What is this?

The “Future Makers Case Studies Adventures” is a collaboratively produced book of case studies with analysis and graphics, as part of the “Future Makers” project with UNDP and UNV.

The book will provide activists and social innovators an opportunity to discover and draw inspiration from what people in similar situations are doing in different parts of the world, and exchange methods. In the book we collaboratively produce 70 case studies from Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Morocco, Nepal and the Ukraine.

Our hypothesis is that networked collaboration could help us all achieve our objectives, and achieve impact at scale, by enabling us to make better use of our limited time and small resources. But collaboration is costly- it requires time and effort. So in this book we aim to answer the question “When and how is there actually a direct benefit to collaboration for people who are already very busy driving their own projects?”

Based on first-hand experiences of people driving inspiring projects outside the mainstream in seven countries, this book will present the blueprint for what an attractive and sustainable mutual-support program for activists and social innovators could look like in practice, locally and transnationally.

What’s in it for contributors?

Good for you: Exposure (being featured in the book), discovering what other having access to global community of people with different skills and resources who can help you take your work to the next level.

Good for everyone: a) Discovering what interesting projects and people are near you, how they/we are working. b) Identifying concrete ways how we can get mutual benefit from one another. c) Whatever you come up with :slight_smile:

How to get involved?

(Note that the Future Makers project is now finished, so the instructions below do no longer apply.)

  1. Shine a light on a Future Maker: Contact someone running an interesting project and interview them!

  2. Help develop posted stories into high quality case studies: Read the interviews posted below and leave comments with thoughtful questions and suggestions, links to relevant projects or resources.

  3. Join one of the weekly community calls: They take place every Saturday at 10:00 CEST on Skype. Just add edgeryders to your list of Skype contacts and we will add you to the group conversation 5 minutes before the call starts.