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Southern Innovator Magazine Issue 1

Southern Innovator Magazine Issue 1

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Published by David South
Launched in May 2011, the new global magazine Southern Innovator (ISSN 2222-9280) is about the people across the global South shaping our new world, eradicating poverty and working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

They are the innovators.

Follow the magazine on Twitter @SouthSouth1.

If you would like hard copies of the magazine for distribution, then please contact the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (www.southerninnovator.org).

Learn about the Global South-South Development Expo here: www.southsouthexpo.org.

Editor-in-Chief: Cosmas Gitta
Managing Editor: Audette Bruce
Editor and Writer: David South
Copy Editor: Barbara Brewka
Circulation Manager: Colleen Obino
Web Design: Carina Figurasin
Design and Layout: Sólveig Rolfsdóttir and Eva Hronn Gudnadóttir
Illustrations: Sólveig Rolfsdóttir
Printer: Wyndeham Grange Ltd. UK
ISSN 2222-9280
Launched in May 2011, the new global magazine Southern Innovator (ISSN 2222-9280) is about the people across the global South shaping our new world, eradicating poverty and working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

They are the innovators.

Follow the magazine on Twitter @SouthSouth1.

If you would like hard copies of the magazine for distribution, then please contact the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (www.southerninnovator.org).

Learn about the Global South-South Development Expo here: www.southsouthexpo.org.

Editor-in-Chief: Cosmas Gitta
Managing Editor: Audette Bruce
Editor and Writer: David South
Copy Editor: Barbara Brewka
Circulation Manager: Colleen Obino
Web Design: Carina Figurasin
Design and Layout: Sólveig Rolfsdóttir and Eva Hronn Gudnadóttir
Illustrations: Sólveig Rolfsdóttir
Printer: Wyndeham Grange Ltd. UK
ISSN 2222-9280

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Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, United Nations Development Programme
Apps to innovations to pioneers
Digital decade delivers huge changes
Facts and figures
What is going on across the South?
Mobile Phones &
Information Technology Issue
How these tech tools can aid in the push to meet the MDGs
A magazine celebrating South-South innovation
ISSUE 01MAY 2011
 
Check out
the Southern Innovator websitefor more content and updates:www.southerninnovator.org
About UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’sglobal development network, advocating for change and connect-ing countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help peo-ple build a better life. It is on the ground in 166 countries, workingwith governments and people on their own solutions to global andnational development challenges. As they develop local capacity,they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partnersthat can bring about results.
 
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Welcome
to the first issue of our new magazine,
Southern Innovator
,profiling some of the most innovative ideas coming out of the Global South that havethe potential to change lives. Based on the successful e-newsletter “DevelopmentChallenges,South-South Solutions”, produced by the Special Unit for South-SouthCooperation in UNDP since 2006, these stories show a vibrant, inventive South thatinstead of seeing obstacles in the lack of dependable electricity and shortages of tele-communications infrastructure, see opportunities for innovative solutions. Thesesuccess stories culled from across South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle Eastprofile entrepreneurs, public private partnerships and civil society efforts to meetthe challenges of life in the modern world from the perspective of the developingworld.
 
This first issue of
Southern Innovator
showcases the transformative role thatmobile phones and information technology have played in the developing world overthe past decade.In searching out these stories of development progress that span the globe, wehave seen instances where home-grown ingenuity and technologies to solve every-day problems offer real solutions, as in the case of
Maker Faire Africa
.
 
We are alsolooking for those stories that have far-reaching applicability, as in the case of
Ushahidi
—a crisis-mapping technology developed in Kenya that has gone global.
 
These snapshots of Southern triumphs also show a generation concerned aboutmeeting the Millennium Development Goals and it is our hope that they spur
 
others to action.In each issue of
Southern Innovator
, you will find stories to inspire the next gener-ation of Southern pioneers and visionaries with contact information included forfurther follow-up.
 
We have attempted to provide the most current information pos-sible, but given the quick pace of technological change and the inevitable birth anddeath of private enterprises, this is not always possible.
 
We will continue to updatelistings on our website: www.southerninnovator.org and are happy to enlist your helpas you encounter old or broken links.Cosmas GittaEditor-in-ChiefSouthern Innovatorwww.southerninnovator.org
MOBILE PHONES
Apps to innovations to pioneers
INFORMATIONTECHNOLOGY
Digitaldecadedelivers hugechanges
KEYDATA
Facts and figures
STATEOF PLAY
Whatis goingonacross theSouth?
Mobile Phones &
Information Technology Issue
How these tech tools can aid in the push to meet the MDGs
Amagazine celebratingSouth-South innovation
ISSUE 01MAY 2011
www.southerninnovator.com
Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, United Nations Development Programme

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