never help: engage, enable, empower and connect

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.

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.
The talk includes special sections on:

  • The Dominican Republic Volunteering Law.
  • The Solidarity Volunteering Award.
Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The power of profit for innovation, social impact and human development. Delivered by Carlos Miranda Levy, social and tech entrepreneur with over 15 years of field experience. Stanford University Fellow, Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the National University of Singapore, recognized as Emerging Leader at MIT and one of the 20 most influential Latinos in the Internet by CNN.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Running the last mile in the field in disaster response through independent field units supported by mobile technologies and social networks, connecting resources, stakeholders, needs, organizations, volunteers and survivors in an efficient, effective and timely manner, filling the gaps created by bureaucracy and slow response from top-down hierarchies.

Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Creative Analysis, Problem Solving, Innovation Ideation, The Use of Tools such as Process and Eco-System Maps, as well as Critical Thinking and Lateral Thinking Methodologies and Techniques.

Monday, 18 August 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm