The City of Cheetahs by Anne Miltenburg

When the invitation to give a workshop at a social innovation event in Nairobi dropped into my mailbox this spring, I was surprised. The invitation raved about Nairobi as THE case study for cities across the world who want to become hubs for social innovation. Really? I thought… Nairobi? In retrospect, I have to admit, I was pretty clueless.

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Building Tunisia by Anne Miltenburg

Rym Baouendi, Houssem Aoudi and Zied Mhirsi are at the forefront of young Tunisian leaders who are actively empowering the talent in their post-revolution country. In 2013, they founded co-working space Cogite, which literally provides space for young, ambitious entrepreneurs who want to take their future in their own hands. The countries first co-working space, its concept quickly caught on. Cogite is already beyond capacity, has opened a second location, and has plans to expand to other parts of Tunisia next year. 

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