Localised solutions and innovations are indispensable tools for facilitating local appropriation and socio-economic development. By co-opting and engaging the creative aspirations of end-users through a consensual participatory process, the likelihood of successful adoption and buy-in is greatly enhanced. A key driving force for innovation in a variety of sectors is the proactive and inspired engagement of all members of a given community. The Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) is an example of a bottom up approach to locally appropriate social innovation and you can read more about this amazing initiative tin the COFISA Book titled “Enhancing Innovation in South Africa”. You can download the book for FREE here.