Tomorrow, a series of “co-creation” events will take place in eight cities around the world. The 1%Event is being organised by the 1%Club, fellow inhabitants of our recently opened AmLab in Amsterdam. Launched in 2009, the 1%Event (Twitter #1pce) has been growing year on year. It’s designed to give a boost to sustainable projects that stimulate self-reliance and improve living standards. Put simply, it connects people with smart ideas to co-creation labs of young professionals, entrepreneurs and change-makers who give a day of their time and energy to help make them happen.
Akvo is taking part in three cities. Luuk Diphoorn from our partner team will be joining the co-creating team at Nailab in Nairobi, Akvo co-founder Peter van der Linde will be attending the hub event in Amsterdam and I’ll be presenting an Akvo case that we’re looking for some collective brainwork on, from London via Skype to Cameroon. It should be a great experience all round. There’s still time to join in if you’re interested. To join a lab in Amsterdam, Buea, Cairo, Cape Town, Kampala, London, Nairobi or Ramallah, send an email to info [at] 1procentclub.nl or get in touch with me on Twitter @jo108.
Jo Pratt is communications manager for Akvo, based in London.