Video: Interview with Mauricio Miller, Founder of the Community Independence Initiative (CII)

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In this video, Root Change’s Director of Programs, Alexis Smart interviews Mauricio Miller, the Founder of the Community Independence Initiative, about the life experiences that led to launching this initiative, how CII works, the unique aspects of this initiative, and his decision to house CII in Root Change.Mauricio is the author of The Alternative, a book which challenges the assumption …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbbhlTZyxBI&t=83s

Video: Introducing the Malawi Social Impact Network Map

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In 2019, Segal Family Foundation (SFF) launched the Malawi Social Impact Network Map on Pando with the goal of learning more about the organizations and relationships that make up the innovation ecosystem in Malawi and better supporting the networking of social entrepreneurs. Made up of more than 575 organizations and 850 relationships to date, the map has become a resource …

Video: Rwanda Innovation Map Launch

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Root Change has been collaborating with Segal Family Foundation (SFF) Rwanda to support its work with the Social Impact Incubator (SII) since 2020. We’re working together to understand and strengthen the Rwanda innovation ecosystem, improve SFF’s relationships with the entrepreneurs it supports, and adapt and improve SII’s program offering using feedback loops and network mapping. During this virtual event in …

Lessons for Promoting Locally Led Development

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From 2017-2019, the Capacity 2.0 consortium supported two district level social labs in Malawi with a grant from USAID Local Works which brought together over 60 representatives from district government, civil society, and citizen groups. Participants diagnosed systemic problems with how development was conducted in their district and co-designed solutions tested through rapid experimentation cycles. Ideas tested include youth advocacy …

White Paper: Pando Localization Learning System

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The Pando LLS White Paper lays out the theory and methodology behind the Pando Localization Learning System. It describes why a new theory of measurement for localization is needed, how system-based approaches of network analysis and qualitative feedback provide a solution, details on of a set of four localization metrics, how they are measured, and how the participatory measurement system …

Overview: Pando Localization Learning System (LLS)

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Pando Localization Learning System (LLS) is a new set of measures and an approach that helps projects and practitioners track progress towards strengthening local systems to own and lead initiatives that address development problems. The heart of the LLS is a dynamic online platform called Pando that collects social network analysis and qualitative feedback data to inform a set of …

Constituent Report: Activities & Learning from the Social Lab Experiment Teams in Rumphi and Mulanje, Malawi

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Over the past two years, Root Change, Youth and Society (YAS), and Keystone Accountability have supported district level social labs in Mulanje and Rumphi, Malawi as part of the USAID Local Works program. As USAID-funded support for the social labs came to an end, we worked with the labs to craft a Constituent Report to showcase their activities, highlight the tremendous learning …