AA MOOC#2 Case Studies

AfriAlliance MOOC#2 Case Studies: Part 1

  • MOOC
  • Social innovation

Following the conclusion of the AfriAlliance MOOC#2, the AfriAlliance partners are delighted to share with you a selection of the excellent final assignments submitted by the participants.

During the final week of the MOOC#2, participants used the lessons that they had learned about social innovation and applied them to a case study that they were familiar within. Using the Social Innovation Factsheet format, and the four AfriAlliance dimensions of social innovation, a range of case studies were covered by the participants. 

The AfriAlliance partners have curated a selection of these case studies, which best represent social innovation and the lessons learned during the MOOC#2. Every two weeks, five of these case studies will be shared on the AfriAlliance website and social media. Below find Part 1 of this series - you can download and read each at the bottom of the page!

Case Study #1: Access to Drinking Water in Guinea by Ahmed Amara Konate

A look at the steps that still need to be taken to ensure sufficient drinking water for all in Guinea, and how social innovation may help in achieving this.

Case Study #2: Collective Catchment Management Strategy by Kaggwa Wycliffe

An application of social innovation to how communal contribution to the sustainable management of water resources can help collective catchment management strategies.

Case Study #3: Improving Water Quality in the Rufiji Basin of Tanzania by Damas Patrick Mbaga

How can communities overcome the prohibitive costs of traditional water quality and purification technologies? This case study investigates how social innovation can help local communities in Tanzania overcome this challenge.

Case Study #4: Nature Based Water Storage Solutions in Seasonal Rivers by Maureen Phakati

A dive into how social innovation can be applied in South Africa to benefit the livelihood and resilience of smallholder farmers through effective access to and efficient utilization of alluvial water and storage.

Case Study #5: Rural Water Supply by Oliver Coulibaly

This case study investigates how social innovation can be applied to the development of boreholes in Burkina Faso to overcome climate change-linked water shortages.