In Tajikistan, teams are slathering an inventive mulberry-based solution on walls to earthquake-proof homes. Meanwhile, health care professionals in Kenya are accessing ZiDi, a mobile application offering real-time access to health data. In Africa and Southeast Asia, teams are training rats to safely and inexpensively detect post-conflict land mines.
Development organizations, private sector companies, humanitarian groups and individuals — whether through established “labs” or in response to an emergency — are innovating every day to meet the needs of the communities or clients they serve. So much, in fact, that innovation can become slippery and hard to manage.