I am just three hours off the plane back from Minsk, and happy to report Spot The Future Belarus has made a very promising touchdown. “@hexayurt” Vinay and I have spent a few days in Minsk, talking to people and getting the project on track. Vinay will probably want to make his own remark, but I am sure I speak for both of us when I say we think that Belarus has great potential: the social innovation scene seems to have impressive drive and autonomy. Some of these people have what it takes to make a first-class social entrepreneur.
In the next few days we will introduce the Belarus team and some of the Belarusians we have met this week; we will also publish our workplan in the project’s space. Meanwhile, let’s welcome the very first Belarusian to register on the Edgeryders platform, @abitrolly from Hackerspace Minsk; and let’s kick off with this wonderful video, courtesy of UNDP Belarus. You will meet Masha from SocStarter, Liudmila from Mivia, Anatoli himself, Alina from eventspace.by and our precious ally and ground support, UNDP Belarus’s Olga Saet.