Community Driven Innovation For Social Change By  Marlon Parker Reconstructing Communities through Innovation
 
 
 
<ul><li>“ It is touching to see District Six people coming back and benefiting from the very institution that was initiall...
 
 
 
 
Reconstructed Project & Athlone Living Lab October 2007
 
 
The Reconstructed February 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>“ Demand for substance abuse counselling services has put treatment facilities under pressure as the waiting list ...
 
&quot;Mobile is going to be the next big Internet phenomenon. It holds the key to greater access for everyone – with all t...
“ My cell-phone  is my tool for change and my ticket to the rest of the world” Rae Goedeman,  Unemployed Single Mother  Ca...
“ Using my mobile I can change the world one instant message at a time and leave positive footprints in my community” Bren...
Advice Support Debt Counseling HIV/AIDS Substance  Abuse Careers
Sample Chat #1 4:17 PM  @mxit : i need support   me : how can i help 4:19 PM  @mxit : im using tik and desperately need he...
Advice and Support <ul><li># of Subscribers:  + 50,000 </li></ul><ul><li># of Messages/Interactions:  +1,500,000 </li></ul...
Reconstructing Communities through Innovation September 2009
 
Government Academia Industry Community Innovation Partnerships
Research  &  Development Innovation CIA Products Services Consulting
“ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are...
Thank You www.rlabs.org www.marlonparker.co.za [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138  +2721 ...
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  1. 1. Community Driven Innovation For Social Change By Marlon Parker Reconstructing Communities through Innovation
  2. 5. <ul><li>“ It is touching to see District Six people coming back and benefiting from the very institution that was initially intended to showcase that they will never come back…” </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Mikko Korpela, </li></ul><ul><li>Finland - 2004 </li></ul>
  3. 10. Reconstructed Project & Athlone Living Lab October 2007
  4. 13. The Reconstructed February 2008
  5. 22. <ul><li>“ Demand for substance abuse counselling services has put treatment facilities under pressure as the waiting list for treatment increases” </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Research Council,2008 </li></ul>
  6. 24. &quot;Mobile is going to be the next big Internet phenomenon. It holds the key to greater access for everyone – with all the benefits that entails.&quot;  Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google
  7. 25. “ My cell-phone  is my tool for change and my ticket to the rest of the world” Rae Goedeman, Unemployed Single Mother Cape Flats
  8. 26. “ Using my mobile I can change the world one instant message at a time and leave positive footprints in my community” Brent Williams, Ex-drug dealer and ex-gang member, Cape Flats
  9. 27. Advice Support Debt Counseling HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Careers
  10. 28. Sample Chat #1 4:17 PM  @mxit : i need support   me : how can i help 4:19 PM  @mxit : im using tik and desperately need help coz I have a 9 month old baby. 4:20 PM  me : well we are here to help 4:21 PM  @mxit : r u there   me : yes    how long hav u been using? 4:22 PM  @mxit : 6 years nd im only 18 nw   me : well are you willing to come and see someone in person? 4:23 PM  @mxit : yes i am. where   me : we are based in Bridgetown    66 Tarentaal Rd 4:26 PM u free during the day? @mxit :yes i did nd thanx i'll come in next week.
  11. 29. Advice and Support <ul><li># of Subscribers: + 50,000 </li></ul><ul><li># of Messages/Interactions: +1,500,000 </li></ul><ul><li># of LIVE Conversations : 50,685 </li></ul><ul><li>Average # of conversations: 245 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum # of conversations: 473 </li></ul>
  12. 30. Reconstructing Communities through Innovation September 2009
  13. 32. Government Academia Industry Community Innovation Partnerships
  14. 33. Research & Development Innovation CIA Products Services Consulting
  15. 34. “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
  16. 35. Thank You www.rlabs.org www.marlonparker.co.za [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138 +2721 637 4037 +2776 403 4920
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