infoDev in partnership with the United Kingdom’s UKAid and India’s National Science, Technology and Development Board (NSTEDB) is launching a Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in India. The ICIC business plan was finalized in 2011 after an eight-month development phase involving over 300 local stakeholders. Through infoDev’s Climate Technology Program, the CIC will connect and collaborate globally with centers in Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, South Africa, Morocco, Ghana and the Caribbean. Each CIC targets local market failures to accelerate the growth of competitive, innovative climate (clean) technology enterprises.
A new series of assessment studies by infoDev analyzes challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal and Nepal.
A new report by infoDev extracts the lessons from the m2Work idea challenge and hackathon, which together served as the pilot for infoDev’s “From Mind to Market” approach to fostering mobile entrepreneurship.
"India has proposed the setting up of an international network of Climate Innovation Centers (CICs) which should act as vehicles for enhancing technology innovation and capacity building in developing countries. Each such center could focus on a key technological product that addresses climate change. The CICs in different countries may also cross-fertilize each other by sharing of 'learning-by-doing' experience."
Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India
Presentation given at packed World Bank and IFC brown-bag lunch session in April 2010 to provide update on the status of feasbility assesments of Climate Innovation Centers in India and Kenya.
An infoDev-led workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal drew over 70 entrepreneurs, government officials, and other stakeholders last month. Beyond sharing knowledge on agribusiness incubation, the meeting gave attendees a platform to shape the visioning for a possible Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) in the country.
India's Aadhar Bhalinge is the winner of the $20,000 grand prize of m2Work, a World Bank-sponsored online competition seeking the best ideas for spurring the job-creation potential of mobile phones. The online challenge, organized by Nokia and infoDev, drew a total of 939 ideas, 96% of which came from developing and emerging economies.
Short-term Consultants (STCs): Country Case Studies of the Role of ICTs in Post-Conflict Reconstruction
infoDev is seeking three (3) consultants to research and produce three case studies on the role of ICTs in Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Cambodia, Liberia and Sri Lanka. Individuals working within universities or other research institutions are encouraged to apply, via the World Bank eConsult site.