- Social Innovation Fellowship
Assetmap Foundation and Assetmap Inc. together are a joint partnership for-profit / non-profit collaboration. Assetmap is built upon the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) theory of grassroots mobilization developed at Northwestern. As its principal philosophy, Assetmap believes that that all individuals, communities and institutions have core assets that can be leveraged for effective collaboration in create value, and meaning. Due to an information gap and lack of communication in development settings, so often these assets are duplicated, or overlooked. As organizations are pressured into duplicative fundraising and programming, so often more energy is spent on bureaucracy then on serving the needs of communities.
Assetmap Uganda is creating directory tool software to aggregate assets and content from development agencies, NGOs, CBOs, and civil society in Uganda. Assetmap Uganda will smooth the flow of information and encourage communication and collaboration between discrete communities on an open online portal. This pilot project will instigate further exploration into the interface between online and offline communities in other locations.