Mombasa | Final pitch competition of the Women Social Entrepreneurship Institute
IOME001 hosts the Women Social Entrepreneurship Institute, founded by the French Red Cross and the Kenya Red Cross Society. On Tuesday, September 12th, the final pitch competition of the first cohort of women supported by the institute took place.
How blockchain can possibly improve humanitarian actions
Identifying that blockchain technologies are a future research direction that urges to raise the dialogue among humanitarian actors, Red Social Innovation is launching a publication on "How blockchain can possibly improve humanitarian actions". Co-produced with the British Red Cross, this report gathered experts and case studies around the subject as means to explore the usages of blockchain related to community engagement, cash transfer & traceability.
Social Innovation speaks Arabic!
Only 3% of the web is available in Arabic. Now it is time to provide access to social innovation solutions and actors of change in the region. With the purpose of finding new social innovation solutions globally and promoting knowledge sharing among all the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement; youth, social startups and technological innovations are now invited to explore the digital platform Red Social Innovation in Arabic.
Women in Leadership: How to close the gap in the humanitarian sector?
Globally, only 31% of leadership roles are occupied by women. Besides, within the humanitarian field, gender parity is a long way off since women are still being underrepresented and have limited access to positions of leadership. Whether it is through entrepreneurship, skill training, or cultural change, how can we close this leadership gap in the humanitarian sector?
How to fight ageism towards older adults
Ageism is a phenomenon which describes people that think, feel and act differently towards others, based on age. By 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over. Older adults often suffer age-related discrimination, which can also be self-directed. Here are some concrete initiatives that social sector organisations can get inspired from.