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 go from local communities to education and cultural projects, including information society, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship.
We are transforming the Dominican-Haitian border into a dynamic and vibrant space of trade, cultural exchange, value and wealth generation through innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
We're creating a better nation on both sides, starting on the border.
We're making the border sexy, cool, promising, attractive.
Want to make money? Come to the border!
Come to the border: Halve your costs, double your market.
Want to make a change? Come to the border.
An intense and intimate hands-on, action based workshop on product, service and process design with the most advanced methodologies developed at Stanford University. Over two days, participants will be introduced to and immediately put into practice the principles and techniques of behavior design and persuasive technology to formulate, validate and improve solutions of both high social impact and commercial value.
Our programs and initiatives are the result of coordinated efforts by multidisciplinary teams that include a group of outstanding innovators, supported by a participative processes to engage, enable, empower and connect local stakeholders, partners, individuals, communities and organizations.
An engaging morning of hands-on strategy definition, experimentation and validation to produce mutually beneficial relationships for stakeholders living and working in Jimaní, a small, but strategically important city by the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. (selecciona acá para la versión en español)
Tres expertos internacionales comparten técnicas probadas para producir historias de impacto con presupuesto limitado que atraigan financiamiento y arrojen resultados rentables de alta calidad. Una intensa jornada de exploración e inspiración centrada en la producción de historias visuales de alta calidad y la construcción de experiencias envolventes entrelazando múltiples medios (transmedia), optimizando presupuestos reducidos a través de la metodología Lean Startup y técnicas de guerrilla aplicadas a los nuevos medios.
On the weekend of Friday 16, 2013, a team of 10 Dominicans, including 5 software developers, an artist, a social entrepreneur and 2 government representatives, joined the Civil Innovation Lab team participating in the International CodeCamp and Konbit Teknolojik organized by the Ecole Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH) and the Bureau du Secrétaire d’Etat a l'Intégration des Personnes Handicapées.
During the International CodeCamp, the Ecoles Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti served as host to our virtual meeting of 20 social innovators from Europe, Latin America and Asia during 2 inspiring hours of connections and experience sharing.
More information available at: http://code.reseauhaitien.com/konbit/hangout
Civil Innovation Lab is proud to coordinate the local NASA International SpaceApps Challenge in Haïti, hosted by the Ecole Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH) and with the special participation of students from Catts Pressoir college school.
Teams from CIV's Relief 2.0, Socinfo, Educar and CiudadesVirtuales initiatives will be joining the SpaceApps Challenge in Haïti, both remotely through virtual participation and at ESIH.
We invite anyone interested to join us as we work on 11 projects throughout the weekend in English, Haitian Creole, French and Spanish.
As part of our Civil Dialogue program of peer conversations among unlikely equals, United Arab Emirates University students Ayesha Sayed and Latifah RahmDel will be visiting the Dominican Republic and Haiti from March 16 to April 4. During their visit they will interact with students at several education institutions and with grassroot and community organizations on both countries.
In Santo Domingo, they will: