AA MOOC#2 Case Studies

AfriAlliance MOOC#2 Case Studies: Part 2

  • 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 2 of this series - you can download and read each at the bottom of the page! Part 1 of the series can be found here!

Case Study #1: A strategy for sustainable development encompassing water management and sanitation using ecosan toilets in Uganda by Raphael Ocelli Pinheiro

A proposal for a strategy aiming at improving water management and sanitation in Uganda. The study considers how water and ecological management can impact sanitation, agricultural productivity, food security, nutritional health, livelihoods, school attendance and education.

Case Study #2: Rural water service delivery by Violet .E. Mucheni

Why is access to water still lagging behind in many rural parts of Africa? This case study investigates how rural water supply has been managed in Kenya, and considers a range of related impacts, from gender equality to public health.

Case Study #3: Seawater desalination in Egypt by Moataz Elnemr

This case study assesses the feasibility and utility of seawater desalination as a solution to the increasing scarcity of water in Egypt. Also considering the costs of such programmes, this report outlines the current state of the sector in Egypt and outlines potential avenues for the future.

Case Study #4: State of Irrigation for Food Security in Kenya by Kiswa Benson

A look into the role of irrigation in the future of food security in Kenya. Considering the impact of climate change, efficient irrigation will be vital in the future of agriculture in many countries across Africa - this case study investigates the Kenyan blueprint for increased irrigation efficiency.

Case Study #5: The role of Social Innovation in controlling cholera outbreaks in Sudan by Bouran Awad Hassan Mohammed

An application of the concept of social innovation to the outbreaks of cholera in Sudan over the past years. The case study suggests that input from each of the four dimensions of social innovation (and consideration of the interactions between these dimensions) may help to reduce the case fatality and break transmissions routes.