Social Innovation’s Ecosystem in Argentina and Chile

Posted by Social Innovations Journal on April 2, 2018

As we continue sharing social innovations tools and knowledge across the GLOBE we are honored to present this edition titled: Social Innovation’s Ecosystem in Argentina and Chile. This edition was made possible by the introductions and connections made by the Eisenhower Fellows and Alejandra Navas-Martinez who cultivated each relationship and their respective social innovation. Alejandra Navas-Martinez best expressed the impact of this edition when she stated that “there are no words to describe how my life became richer after talking with all the authors of this edition and learning about their amazing work.”

We encourage you to read the ecosystem ARTICLE to this edition as it provides a macro context to the social innovations movement in the respective countries of Chile and Argentina.

Social innovations in Latin America emerges from the intersection between different processes, where theory meets practice, where innovators share experiences, sponsors finance and take risks, public and private organizations cooperate, scientific information is sound, and where knowledge comes from the experiences and the practical needs being met. The key is synergy. By creating spaces of encounter for academia, state, the private sector, and civil society the path forward towards sustainable and inclusive development becomes clearer.

The Social Innovations Journal believes that the potential for good ideas to inspire more good ideas cannot be underestimated. This edition on Chile and Argentina’s Social Innovations taught us that every obstacle we encounter loses its power in the face of the irrepressible force of sharing knowledge and ideas and results with good ideas finding their own way to the light to accomplish their mission and inspire more ideas.

Yours in Innovation,

Nicholas Torres, Co-Founder
Tine Hansen-Turton, Co-Founder


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