AA MOOC#2 Case Studies

AfriAlliance MOOC#2 Case Studies: Part 7

  • 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. This weeks group of case studies are the final in this series, but at the bottom of this page you can find links to previous uploads!

Case Study #1: Adopting Sustainable Practices for Wastewater Reuse for Home Gardening by Romulus Okwany

How can we promote the uptake of alternative and sustainable irrigation systems? This case study unpacks this question in the setting of African households, and suggests technical and non-technological aspects of adoption that affect uptake.

Case Study #2: Improving drinking water quality at household level in Rural Areas Uganda by Nakalanzi Diana

While the drinking of contaminated water still occurs in many parts of rural Africa, a range of low-cost purification solutions already exist. Using the social innovation lens, this case study assesses one of these solutions, and suggests ways in which it could be implemented.

Case Study #3: Sustainable Groundwater Management by Sophia Yee

With the rising global population and increasing effects of climate change, groundwater is rapidly becoming a scarce resource. This report investigates how sustainable management of groundwater can help preserve this resource in the future.

Case Study #4: Enhanced Hydropower Resilience in Eastern and Southern Africa by Matías Verdú 

This assesses regional hydropower resilience through the perspective of social innovation. Possible measures for the enhancement of resilience are identified, along with technological and non-technological methods of resilience monitoring.