Tag: Community Empowerment

RLabs Innovation Incubator: Growing Social Enterprises

RLabs Innovation Incubator: Growing Social Enterprises

It has been 4 weeks since the kick-off of the RLabs Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA). The social enterprises being incubated this year is a wide variety and we will be featuring them on our website over the coming weeks. Some of them has already had a great start to the year although it has …

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RLabs Academy Courses for 2012 announced

RLabs Academy Courses for 2012 announced

After an eventful 2011 with more than 250 graduates, the RLabs Academy in Cape Town is launching exciting new courses with an offering of 16 courses for 2012. The courses include Social Media, Web and Multimedia, Entrepreneurship as well as Leadership courses. Registration will take place during January 2012 and all courses offered are FREE …

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ICT4D 3.0: The future of ICT4D

ICT4D 3.0: The future of ICT4D

Over the past few years increasingly practitioners, researchers, social entrepreneurs, technologists and others have been buzzing with the concept of ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development). Although many initiatives, projects and programmes have claimed to be ICT4D/M4D/SM4D etc. the true impact of these technologies on development of people are yet to be seen. A …

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Launch of the “The Champions” in Asia

Launch of the “The Champions” in Asia

After the Borneo Youth Transformation Lab that happened in March, where we also launched the RLabs movement in Asia, many of the young people in Sarawak in Malaysia were hyped up and ready to start moving and take action to bring change to their community. Because of what happened during the lab, the birth of …

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2 Billion 1 Lifetime

2 Billion 1 Lifetime

I’ve now been in Asia for two weeks and lots of exciting things are happening with the launch of RLabs as well as JamiiX and amazing to see how people are maximising the use of technology in their lives. However, for me personally there has a massive transition and change that took place and my …

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RLabs Space Launch

RLabs Space Launch

Last week we’ve had an exciting time at the launch of the RLabs Social Innovation Space. The space will be used for the RLabs Academy, Research Institute, Community Work, Developing of new products and services as well as an Innovation Incubator that will allow the growth of community ideas into products. It was at the …

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RLabs Academy empowering Champions

RLabs Academy empowering Champions

The RLabs Academy is in full swing this year with a range of community development courses being offered. Some of the courses on offer through the academy are: – Web and Information Literacy – Basic Computer Literacy – Extensive experience on Various Social Media Tools – Campaigning and Basic Marketing – Social Media and Entrepreneurship …

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You can make it Work

You can make it Work

I’ve been in Amsterdam since Wednesday (15 September) to attend the 1%Event being hosted by the One Percent Club. The 1%CLUB is the marketplace that connects smart development projects with people, money and knowledge around the world at onepercentclub.com. Although the main event was being held in Amsterdam it was also an online co-creation between …

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