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Minimalist-To be or not to be?

By: Carla Saiki, Amani Institute Social Innovation Management Fellow After many assignments, meetings, workshops, readings, and projects about social…

Milagro Iraola Amani Institute

The Courage to Embark on New Leadership Roles

Amani Institute Fellow Milagro Pereyra Iraola is the New Executive Director of Njambre. Discover her feelings, thoughts and ambitions as she steps int…

Likumbi Kapihya Amani Institute Alumni Zambia

TRUST THE PROCESS – LIKUMBI KAPHIYA REAPS REWARDS OF BELIEVING IN HER VISION

Knowing what you want to achieve in your career and going out to actualise one’s vision can be a daunting task. The risks involved, the dual fears o…

Emilia Ganem Amani Fellow

A Deep Desire, and a Support Network That Helped Me Jump

By: Emilia Ganem, Amani Social Innovation Management Fellow Exactly one year ago, my life was going fine. But it was just fine, not great, and I felt…

Gati’s Journey with Amani’s Social Innovation Framework

By: Krisstina RaoMy journey in social innovation began when I was still in university, where I took up social projects (and set up one of my own too),…

Education As a Path to Social Innovation

When talking about education, the image that comes to mind, in general, is an  elementary school classroom, with chairs, students lined up and a teac…

What I’ve Learned as an Apprentice at Ashoka

Unsure of how to explain what social innovation is to those who asked me, but certain it was a field I wanted to work in, I had a vision board for a f…

Being an Amani Fellow and an Entrepreneur

Before joining Amani Institute as a Social Innovation Management Fellow, I founded Mithra Trust. As a Fellow, I’ve joined Amani’s Start Up Track, …

Learning from Social Entrepreneurs

What do a former biomedical engineer, lawyer, software engineer, and 2 IT professionals have in common? They have all transitioned from their previous…

To Walk Your Talk: Find Your Tribe

In 2016, Renelyn Lastimosa was working for an international exchange program in Manila, but she felt something was missing. As she searched for progra…