Social Greenhouse®

2018-06-11T07:36:28Z (GMT) by Christi Niesing Petra Bester
<b>SOCIAL GREENHOUSE® EXECUTIVE</b> <b>SUMMARY</b> <div><br></div><div><b>WHO WE ARE: </b></div><div><br></div><div>We render social innovation services through the Social Greenhouse®. We are a group of experienced and doctorate-qualified researchers from AUTHeR (Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research), a research entity of the Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University. AUTHeR enables research-informed community-based projects across disciplinary boundaries offering realistic solutions to real-life challenges. <div><br></div><div><b>OUR CORE MESSAGE:</b></div><div> </div><div>• Communities are complex, sensitive, yet robust. </div><div>• Strengthen community assets, don’t focus only on needs. </div><div>• Embrace the sustainable livelihood framework. </div><div>• Sustainability is not once-off but a process and measured over time.</div><div> • Single impact measurements can be misleading. • A holistic approach and participatory methodologies. </div><div>• A bottom-up and top-down approach, working with community forums. </div><div><br></div><div><b>OUR SERVICE: </b></div><div><br></div><div>The Social Greenhouse® presents social innovation services, listed as: </div><div><br></div><div>• Needs-solution matrix: we match appropriate products and services with appropriate communities. </div><div>• Participative designs: we conduct community-engaged product development. </div><div>• Implementation of innovations: we facilitate innovation implementation into communities. </div><div>• Adoption to innovations: we facilitate the process of user-adoption within communities. </div><div>• Sustainable impact: we manage sustainability indicators and measurements. </div><div><br></div><div>The Social Greenhouse® consult, refer, collaborate and align corporate social responsibility processes. </div><div><br></div><div><b>FULLY FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT OFFICE: </b></div><div><br></div><div>The Social Greenhouse® functions from a fully functional support office on the premises of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. We use cloud-based project management software, and provide essential support and continuous reporting on Social Greenhouse® activities. </div></div>