Olabi innovation hub promotes a toolkit to encourage diversity in companies.

Olabi innovation hub promotes a toolkit to encourage diversity in companies.

The digital toolkit consists of an ebook, a podcast series, and a video manifesto aiming to clarify concepts and encourage companies to create environments of diversity in the workplace, supporting more women, LGBTQIAP+, black, indigenous and people with disability in their frames.It contains tips and guidelines on creating policies for welcoming and retaining people in the teams and the experiences and challenges of companies that experienced transformations in the workplace. Diversity is a theme that occupies more space in publicity, politicians and corporate addresses, classrooms, and journalistic guidelines each time. But how do you take real action? How do we convert themes to working policies? Include, insert and accept the broad and diverse range of people who coexist in the society, with respect and opening to welcome ideas, perspectives, and many different cultures can not be a desire but a requirement. However, it presupposes paradigms overturns not always straightforward incorporated. Olabi has extensive experience in consulting and actions to create more inclusive environments in...
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Citizen-led data journalism from Brazil’s favelas fills historical information gap

Citizen-led data journalism from Brazil’s favelas fills historical information gap

Citizen-led data journalism from Brazil’s favelas fills historical information gap: while the favela communities may be ignored by the government, a local organisation, Data Labe, is using the power of data journalism and narrative storytelling to re-write these, often forgotten, histories of the favelas, and the people who call them home. Through this, Data Labe is working to empower and uplift these communities, fighting for a new legacy of social agency and political representation. @Internewsviews wrote a super cool article about @data_labe and our citizen-generated data project: Poopoozap (@cocozapmare). The report tells a little about the history of the project and the impact of our actions on the 'Favela da Maré' and its residents. It is a great opportunity for GIG partners to understand a little about the basic sanitation problems in Brazil's favelas and how we have been working, through data generated voluntarily and community-based for political impact on the topic. Keep up with us on our social platforms instagram.com/data_labe twitter.com/data_labe ...
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Olabi launches a project to empower and engage seniors through technology.

Olabi launches a project to empower and engage seniors through technology.

In May of this year, Olabi held the second edition of "Aprenda com uma avó". The project was created in 2020 to be exclusively face-to-face, but its activities were adapted to a 100% digital environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a proposal for people over 60 to offer classes on varied knowledge to a wide audience. The idea is to build a space that connects older people who want to transmit knowledge through digital tools in online classes, promoting a meeting of different generations, valuing the knowledge accumulated in our society, and bringing a reflection about the aging of the population. In the process of assembling their content, the seniors learn more about new technologies, expanding their digital literacy. To deal with this matter, the project was divided into two stages: the first is digital training for the elderly, which provides classes on several digital tools, such as Zoom, presentation techniques, narrative and social networks, taught by selected monitors in a...
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Co-creating urban water information systems

Co-creating urban water information systems

Digitologias Belo Jardim A 3-months conference (Oct 27 - Dec 19, 2017) in Belo Jardim, Northeast Brazil had the aim to collect and manage water and sanitation data on the city of Belo Jardim together with different actors. The city is located in Brazil’s hills of the north-east semi-arid region. It was once “The city of the waters”, but climate changes are making Belo Jardim pass long periods of years with no rain and restrict access to water. This oasis has on its 20-year-old established industries the main responsible for the 4th GPD on Pernambuco state but at the same time extremely dependent on water resources. As consequence, the vast majority of the population have no local knowledge about water springs, water quality, it’s access, treatment, and levels of pollutants. The project was a cooperation between students, teachers, citizens, NGO, industrial sector and the municipality. A web platform is responsible to co-collect and analyses the data: saneamentomunicipal.org - a small startup on sanitation from Brazil. As an educational project,...
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ColaborAmerica 2017

ColaborAmerica 2017

We finished 2017 with the first GIG meeting in Latin America. The gathering happened at ColaborAmerica, one of the biggest festivals in new economies in the continent, that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from November 23th to 25th, and was co-organized by Olabi, one of our GIG associates in Brazil. More than 2.500 innovators, makers, entrepreneurs and change makers attended the 3-days event, that had a makerspace organized by GIG and Olabi. Giggers from Rwanda, Kenya, USA, Germany, and other parts of Brazil was there leading activities. The next Colaboramerica edition is already being created and GIG continues as an institutional and content partner. For more impressions check flic.kr/olabi-makerspace/albums...
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