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Social Impact through Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship: Our hands-on, immersive program of learning civil innovation by doing is a life-changing journey where participants work for 2 4 weeks with world-class experts on real life change-making initiatives in the Dominican Republic, Haïti and Singapore. Carefully curated and crafted collection of experiences delivers unique value, skills and knowledge available nowhere else but applicable to the whole world, providing participants with a critical advantage in today's competitive and challenging ecosystems and markets.

Participants not only attend workshops, engage leaders and local stakeholders, work on real-life, social-innovation processes, but also take part of strategy-making sessions, adding value to existing and new projects with the assistance of mentors.

Civil Innovation Lab (CIV) is the overarching organization of a series of initiatives dedicated to transform inefficiencies, bridge gaps, address value creation and connect stakeholders. Our fields of work range from local communities to education and cultural projects, and include information society, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship.

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Join us as we work on maps about citizen reports on environment, education, public services and corruption. Part  of Global #MapJam Day and the New Economy Week.

We will start with a practical introduction to the use of geographic information, maps and its display and deployment, followed by a presentation of the tools we have enabled and prepared for the practical activities, optimized for local information.

Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

El mundo ha cambiado mucho con la llegada de las redes sociales, las comunicaciones móviles y el acceso instantáneo y masivo a informaciones actualizadas y noticias de todas partes. Hoy día somos más conscientes de los problemas y retos, conflictos, crisis y necesidades alrededor del planeta. Podemos hacer más, colaborar más, participar más, solidarizarnos más, aportar un poco más. Pero a la vez nos preguntamos si lo que hacemos vale la pena, si nuestro aporte llega al destino adecuado, si produce un impacto significativo.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Civil Dialogue through Tap Dancing with Andrew Nemr

Andrew Nemr, world renowned tap dancer and founder of the Tap Legacy Foundation, will join our Civil Innovation Lab team in an open exercise of exchange, mutual discovery and learning with inmates at the women and men correctional centers at Najayo, 30 min. outside Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

The benefits of engaging social impact work and the multiple opportunities available at a local and global level. Presented by young coordinators with plenty of field experience, currently working in developing a new platform for matching volunteers and available opportunities.

Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Sponsors and Partners

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