The Impact of Innovation

The achievements of the I4C comprises the work of over 800 individuals and organisations across 96 countries. Their work is fuelled by a commitment to equity, diversity, human rights-based approaches, innovation and co-creation.

Our seven connected regional hubs are growing in both physical and online spaces across Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, the Pacific and South Asia. Here, people exchange ideas and share their successes, challenges and opportunities in incubating social change and building sustainable solutions.

The human-centered design methodologies that have been adopted by the I4C network, allow for bottom-up decision-making, and cross-regional learning on an ongoing basis. Ideas such as ComuniDAS from the LAC region are being scaled to create Tabadol in the MENA, ensuring that our regionally-situated hubs move forward as a global network.

As a community-led network inspired by ideas, methods, and technologies from across different sectors, we at Innovation for Change (I4C) work together on advocacy, research, network building, education and training, fundraising, digital literacy and technology development by partnering and learning together with one another.

Going forward, we will continue to build on this impact through expanding our focus to include more capacity strengthening initiatives  such as the Design Thinking for Civil Society Guidebook, the launch of a global Design Thinking Community of Practice, and more support for resource mobilisation); a broader target (including non-state actors); and by deepening collaboration between hubs so that hubs can learn from each other on how best to innovate in the face of additional restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.