The people most impacted by problems of injustice, inequity and poverty should have the power and support to create the solutions
Innovation is the practice by which an organization explores, tests, and scales new solutions to meet people’s present and future needs.
The best innovations are created in proximity to the problem they seek to solve.
As a team, this is our north star.
To achieve CARE’s vision of social justice and ending poverty, the people experiencing oppression and poverty must be centered. As an innovation team, we focus on creating the enabling environment and pathways that bring those innovations to life.
Innovation is not just a practice, it is also an OUTCOME - something tangible that we can see, sense or experience in the world.
Our Distinct Approach to Innovation
Novelty: new ideas come from somewhere else
Innovation = more efficient
Scale = more products
Innovation should be firewalled
Innovation @ CARE
Proximity: new ideas come from people closest to the problems
Innovation = more just
Scale = systems change
Innovation should be open