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Up to 30,000 ECD operators could close as a result of Covid-19

Up to 30,000 ECD operators could close as a result of Covid-19

Two weeks ago, ilifa Labantwana asked ECD operators to participate in a survey to understand the impact of the lockdown on their operations and future sustainability. The response was overwhelming with close to 8500 responses, 65% of them coming in the first four...

What comes next? Flourishing Futures in the Pandemic and Beyond

What comes next? Flourishing Futures in the Pandemic and Beyond

Originally published by Capita, an ideas lab harnessing the power of big ideas to ensure that all children and their families flourish. Listen to the complete panel discussion on their website here. Hosted by Innovation Edge's Head of Marketing and Communications,...

Investing Early: Our roadmap for transforming ideas into impact

Investing Early: Our roadmap for transforming ideas into impact

DOWNLOAD OUR VENTURE PROGRESSION MAP HERE. At Innovation Edge (IE) we invest early. This is doubly true. For one, we invest in ideas that aim to transform the early life experiences of children, particularly those living in poverty. Furthermore, we frequently invest...

Think Future Reflections: Josephilda Nhlapo-Hlope

Think Future Reflections: Josephilda Nhlapo-Hlope

I left Think Future almost a fanatic convert for ECD. I attended Think Future 2 in October 2019 because my work demands evidence based policy making and utilizing innovative ideas to maximize impact of Rand spent. This particular Think Future event happened when...

Think Future Reflections: Christina Kirby

Think Future Reflections: Christina Kirby

I’ll admit, that prior to participating in this years’ Think Future event, I considered the 2019 theme “Challenging Perspectives” a tall order.  Out of the diverse group of attendees with varying backgrounds and professions, including a full-spectrum range of...

Think Future Reflections: Designing Events for Innovation

Think Future Reflections: Designing Events for Innovation

Josiane Smith manages the Strategic Partnerships and Growth at the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), a global, cross-sector network of institutions and individuals committed to social and systems change. She agreed to share some thoughts about her experience of the...

Think Future Reflections: Nwanyibuife Obiako

Think Future Reflections: Nwanyibuife Obiako

It was a joy to attend and participate as a speaker at the Think Future 2 conference, held at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The theme was Challenging Perspectives and I spoke on 'The Power of Data and Partnerships'.  With over 250 people in...

Imagine: Working for the dreamers of tomorrow

Imagine: Working for the dreamers of tomorrow

“A person's a person, no matter how small.” ― Dr. Seuss Recently, on a panel discussing ‘race’ on MSNBC (American television network). Eddie Glaude, professor, author and news contributor, was responding to a question about what we say to children in a world that is...

The Word for Women in 2019: Defiance

The Word for Women in 2019: Defiance

This post was originally published by Forbes. While the world watches the US government shutdown over funding for US President Donald Trump’s border wall, another wall has been quietly built up – in India. On the first day of this year (2019), five million women in...