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Brainfried after #Futurespotters?
#2

What Value did #futurespotters give to you?

What comes next and how can UNDP help (we cannot make any promises)?


#3

Thank you all for feedback - please feel free to add to this…

After yesterday’s closing session, this is the summary on what value did people find in working with Edgeryders:

1. Contacts - meeting new people who are engaged in similar activity to theirs and can share experience

2. Feedback on the work they are already engaged in

3. High quality of presentations- expertise 

4. Turning conversations into mutually supportive follow up plans/commitment to follow up

On how organisations like UNDP could help engaging futurespotters, there were following suggestions put forward:

1. to increase the number of ‚Äėincubator-type‚Äô projects;¬†

2. issuing grants to be made by more representative panels

3. flexible arrangements for accessing funding

4. creating space for face to face interaction 

5. There was a very interesting idea on sharing social entrepreneurship models - if anyone can add to this, I would very much appreciate. 

Issues raised:

1. Social entrepreneurs are not always institutionalized to be eligible for funding;

2.Activities mostly reaching out to capitals,and it is important to reach out to regions;

3. Trust issues to be managed; 

4. Process sometimes being more important than results 

5. Language issues for the platform users /platform not very user friendly

There were suggestions on the format of sessions to make them more efficient:

1. Have a  blank space in the agenda - to allow for flexibility to exchange experience-make new contacts;

2. timing of individual speeches 

3. How to record the number of initiatives that were initiated through such events? ( I’ve also contracted quantitophrenia :)) 

4. parallel sessions didn’t allow to benefit from all of them - they were all interesting :slight_smile:  (loved this feedback :))

Thanks again for your discussion especially at the very end of the day 3! please add/correct/  elaborate …


#4

Working on contemporary culture development…

…involving volunteers in Caucasus Art Magazine.


#5

How to make a living …while saving the world?

What to do next?

The Hexayurt shelter


#6

The glue that sticks…

…people together from across the world.

Narrative building.

South America (Peru)


#7

Nationalism, identity, ethnicity, religion…

…in  South Caucasus.

-Being an Edgeryder.


#8

Innovative Approaches to Societal Challenges

Tell me what you do and let me support you to achieve your goals.


#9

… Edgeryders: Confused Newbie

I love the idea of edgeryders and not only the message on the front page makes me feel like having found a new home, but I have to tell you guys, that you are sometimes a little cryptic. Good examples are the messages above…:wink:


#10

Good point from Alex

You are absolutely right, Alex, I am confused myself, and I¬†founded¬†the thing! :slight_smile: My best guess is they are just using the platform as a sort of scrapbook for the Futurespotters event, and neither of us is there! But then again, as @Vinay Gupta¬†just tweeted ‚Äúthe edge is stormy and messy, and no one has a map‚ÄĚ. I guess we‚Äôll just have to live with some confusion.


#11

Citizen and community engagement…

…through smart use of online and mobile technology.


#12

Bootstrappung rural women’s self-help collectives

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#13

How to encourage organisations with top/down approach…

… to adopt new models of inclusion and citizen participation.


#14

Show me your story…

…and I’ll hook you up with the right people for you!


#15

Making new ideas succeed without…

…selling out.


#16

Can Edgeryders style of activism ‚Äúscale‚ÄĚ as part of‚Ķ

…the global sustainable development development goals agenda?


#17

Open tech and…

…alternative economics.


#18

Building collaborative networks

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#19

Converging experiences and perception…

…to make a positive impact on the society.


#20

Changing education and architecture towards real problem-solving

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