A crash course in changing the world.
I believe what it really means to be a social inovator, as described in point #7 of design in Africa is to empower the people. The root of helplessless in the face of hunger is that individuals do not have the capacity to produce there own food, a problem which can't be solved by merely giving food, that only perpetuates the cycle. To solve the issue we must give in the beginning and teach others how to produce it themselves to become self sufficient and then aid others in there community. this goes for agriculture, technology, medicine, politicals structures, etc. the powerful countries of this world whether global or regional powers need not just give whats needed or impose their will but mentor these people and governments to better serve their societies.
"Provide skills, not just finished technologies. The current revolution in design for developing countries is the notion of co-creation, of teaching the skills necessary to create the solution,
rather than simply providing the solution. By involving the community throughout the design process, you can help equip people to innovate and contribute to the evolution of the product. Furthermore, they acquire the skills needed to create solutions to a much wider variety of problems. They are empowered."