The International Development Innovation Alliance or IDIA – is a collaborative platform with the shared goal of “actively promoting and advancing innovation as a means to help achieve sustainable development”. IDIA brings together development agencies committed to doing things differently, and finding new ways of working that transcend traditional boundaries to deliver greater impact.
Disrupt Development and IDIA bring to you the Development Innovation podcast series. We talk to innovators across the world and dive into innovation knowledge and learnings across boundaries. We look at the scaling of innovation and the strengthening of innovation ecosystems.
In this first episode, we talk to Sabrina Storm and Josiah Kwesi Eyison about innovation ecosystems. We explore why innovation ecosystem building is important for the global development community, how IDIA is facilitating an ecosystem approach through its working group, how the innovation ecosystem of Ghana evolves and what roles various development actors can play.
IDIA Principal Sabrina Storm is a Senior Innovation Officer at GIZ, and co-chair of the IDIA’s Innovation Ecosystem Working Group. Josiah Kwesi Eyison is an IDIA Global Innovation Advisor, and he is the Chair of Ghana’s Innovation Hub network, and CEO of the hub iSpace.
Would you like to learn more about IDIA and its innovation resources? Check out the website. This podcast series is produced by Disrupt Development, the world’s first post-growth innovation academy in global development. We work with leaders, nonprofits, social enterprises, corporates, international institutions and governments to help them get the biggest impact possible and achieve system change.