We know we have been MIA but better late than never. Here’s a quick round-up of all things #socent:
- While mobile technology is increasingly being “touted as the solution to digital divide and the answer to a range of development problems”, Brett Davidson urges us to take a step back and take a look at how new kinds of divides may be opening up. On another note, keeping Davidson’s arguments in mind, for those of you who do work in telecommunications, check out MobileActive, an exciting resource on using mobile technology for social impact.
- Rickshaws are noisy and polluting but they are a “quintessential part” of our cities. Carlin Carr writes about how we can keep rickshaws on the streets and still be e-friendly.
- “The microfinance industry is going through a crisis”: In “Five lessons for the microfinance industry“, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO of Women’s World Banking writes about what went wrong and where the micro finance industry should head next.
- Founder and CEO of Ashoka, Bill Drayton talks about key skills of changemakers and how we can inculcate those qualities in our youth.
- Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund writes about her trip to Pakistan in June 2011. Read all about it here.
- The Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs is now accepting proposals for support for ANDE members interested in funding for capacity building and inter-organizational collaboration
- The Association for the Development Pakistan (ADP) is looking for a volunteer manager. Look here for further details.
- Check out NextBillion’s Career Center for several opportunities in the social enterprise space.