Social Innovation Lab

May 12, 2019

Breaking conventions by liberating structures

Conventional structures used to organise how people work can stifle inclusion and engagement. We had the opportunity to learn about powerful methods that help break conventions and get everyone meaningfully engaged
March 5, 2019
BLOG Youth

Highlights from Day 2 of Frugal Innovation Forum

BRAC’s 6th Frugal Innovation Forum came to a close yesterday in Savar, Dhaka. With the theme of “Scaling opportunities for youth”, over 200 practitioners, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers came together to explore the futures of young people in the Global South.
March 4, 2019
BLOG Youth

Scale frugal: Highlights from Day 1 of Frugal Innovation Forum 2019

Frugal Innovation Forum is back this year with another round of riveting conversations on smart innovations! This year’s theme is “Scaling opportunities for youth,” and we wrapped up Day 1 jam-packed with exciting and insightful sessions.
February 11, 2019
BLOG Youth

How 3 Dhaka companies became market leaders

In a city of 20 million people, startups rise and fall every day. But what does it take for a startup to thrive?
February 6, 2019

Incubating the incubators: Promoting entrepreneurship in frontier markets

Business incubators and accelerators face some universal challenges. Here are three takeaways from DFAT innovationXchange’s Frontier Incubators programme.
December 27, 2018
BLOG WASH, Youth

4 ways to change the world of water, sanitation and hygiene

Life is different for three out of 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion people, who do not have clean, safe water in their homes. One quarter of the world’s population does not have access to decent toilets. In cities alone, over 80 million people practice open defecation.
November 22, 2018
BLOG Youth

Join BRAC’s family of social innovators

We are looking for troublemakers who are hungry for change and absolutely refuse to settle! Are you ready to take on the world’s biggest challenges? Apply for the 2019 Social Innovation Fellowship
August 12, 2018
BLOG Youth

Celebrate the world’s youngest majority! Join the movement in the Global South this November.

Welcome to the Global South of today. Entrepreneurship is on the rise. Innovation is blossoming. Opportunities are endless if we can harness the power of youth. This November, we are bringing young activists together with policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and development practitioners for the 6th Annual Frugal Innovation Forum (FIF) - rethinking and co-creating solutions that scale opportunities for youth.
July 3, 2018

The inside out of Shohochor: Challenging Dhaka traffic the BRAC way

Our hypothesis was that if organisations encouraged car-sharing among employees, vehicles on the streets would reduce. The challenge was articulating it into something feasible for testing.
January 30, 2018

Try first, fail fast and other lean lessons

Remember when Segway launched in 2002? It was predicted to revolutionise transportation and hit the $1 billion sales mark faster than any company in history. But by 2010 it had sold less than 30,000 units and was termed as one of the 10 biggest tech failures of the decade.
December 7, 2017

Four myths about innovation that we challenged this summer

BRAC supported the Australian government’s Alumni Innovation Challenge this year, a platform that provides participants with funding to implement development solutions in their native countries.
October 19, 2017

Five ways we can futureproof education in Bangladesh

A total of 47 Bangladeshi development organisations, edupreneurs, social innovators and accelerator programmes joined BRAC's social innovation lab for an intense 90-minute sprint, this September. We brainstormed on how our education system can work for our future, and how we can solve  the existing roadblocks.