A big part of the reason the Edgeryders community manages to get such ambitious initiatives off the ground with few resources is because we collaborate well online through the platform. This works because it enables people who want to get involved, but cannot take on big responsibilities or have only very little time to contribute, to be involved alongside others who put in much more time and effort. Every little drop of love is never wasted! Also by working out a loud, keeping the entire process open and documented this way, everyone learns how these initiaitves are built and more people feel confident to act on realising more projects.
This week our priority is to invite people to participate in the workshops in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia
This week blast it out to our personal and professional networks in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia to surface and connect with people behind intiatives that show new ways to tackle challenges facing our societies.
We are looking for more stories like the one shared by Hazem on how people built four new exists from a main road in Egypt or are homeschooling their children…or how they are teaching women technical skills for making use of Open Data for good in Georgia.
If you want to know how you can contribute to #futurespotting where you are, I have put together a guide for you here: https://edgeryders.eu/spot-the-future/checklist-and-tools-for-online-community-building
If you have any questions about the project or about Edgeryders and how you can use the platform effectively, do come to the next community call next Thursday at 5pm cet / 8pm Georgia, Armenia time.