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What we believe

  • People around the world have time and skills that they will dedicate to making the world a better place, given the opportunity.
  • Organic, independently organized local communities are best suited for tackling local challenges.
  • International collaboration opens doors to new ways of looking at challenges, understanding common problems, and helps create a global human community.
  • Open source software and open data are well suited to social development because it gives people the freedom to learn, use, improve and share technology.  
  • Open technology can revolutionize social development through increased participation, economic development opportunities and accelerated innovation.
  • Creating social impact is a process of defining the specific challenges, collaboratively building solutions and identifying and supporting paths to sustainable impact.