AA MOOC#2 Case Studies

AfriAlliance MOOC#2 Case Studies: Part 5

  • MOOC
  • Social innovation

ollowing 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. Find previous parts of this series at the bottom of the page!

Case Study #1: What future for Rome’s famous fountains? by Pagliaccia Pamela

Stepping away from the African context, this case study examines how social innovation can be applied in a European context. By assessing the role of climate change in water shortages in Rome, this study suggests a range of social innovation influence interventions, that can be applied beyond the European setting.

Case Study #2: EcoSan: improved sanitation & contribution to food security and water pollution control by Faith A. Simataa

Polluted groundwater caused by insufficient sanitation facilities is a serious challenge in many areas, and is an issue that will only grow with the water shortages caused by climate change. This study examines this challenge in Namibia, an identifies how innovative technology can tackle the issue.

Case Study #3: Promotion of Rain Water Harvesting in Zambia by Majorie M. Mwale

Rainwater harvesting is fast becoming a key method of water capture in Zambia. This case study examines the role of rainwater harvesting in the country, as well as the impact of various government programmes promoting the concept.

Case Study #4: Innovation in Satellites Data Management and their potential In Water Quality Monitoring Services by Clara E. Estrela Segrelles

How can we gather data to inform us about the various challenges linked to climate change? This study assesses the potential role of satellites in data collection, particularly in the monitoring of water quality.

Case Study #5: Equitable Water Distribution in Nairobi County, Kenya by Vivian Nasike Wanyama

Despite access to water being a universal human right, too many are still left without this key resource. This study looks at the challenge of equitable water distribution in the setting of Nairobi County, while analysing potential solutions to inequitability.