Innovate Communities, along with key stakeholders in the Irish social innovation ecosystem, were invited to partake in a membership consortium to support the development of a blueprint for a Social Innovation Strategy and Action Plan.
Government faces challenges in solving complex policy issues on their own, as they may lack the necessary insights and perspectives of citizens. Without proper citizen engagement in public policy making, the resulting policies and services may not effectively address the needs of the people they are intended to serve.
The lack of community readiness for climate action and the ability to respond in a productive way to government or local authority initiatives such as the forthcoming Decarbonisation Zone designation.
Today local green spaces often lack the resources, knowledge, and design expertise to be climate resilient, beautiful, and inclusive. Harnessing interdisciplinary skills across architecture, engineering, landscape design, and art practice we will engage and empower local communities to collectively reimagine, learn about, and enhance their green spaces
The lack of an accessible intermediation platform for sustainability projects makes it hard for private financiers to participate in supporting SDGs, we are working globally with partners to develop and test a model to facilitate same.
Introducing current theories of change and practical and experiential learning, designed to surface change requirements.
The challenge of starting a social venture can be significant, and social entrepreneurs may struggle to navigate the complex start-up process, develop a clear business model, and access funding opportunities. This can hinder their ability to make a positive impact in their communities and create sustainable ventures.
The lack of access to social capital is a significant challenge for young people, as it can limit their opportunities to build skills, gain experience, and advance in their careers. Additionally, the absence of social connections can negatively impact mental health and well-being, making it a critical issue to address.
The absence of a dedicated physical space for innovation and access to specialized resources and funding opportunities can hinder the development of new ideas and solutions, making it difficult to solve problems and create opportunities. Therefore, having a physical space for innovation is a critical need.
Many young people lack the future skills, creative thinking, and design thinking needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world, solve complex problems, and make a positive impact in their communities. The need to provide young people with access to these skills is a critical issue to address.