Archives for February 2011

Zambia Diary | Day 13 | Return to Lusaka from Mpika

Not much to report from today (Saturday, 29/2/11) as the day was spent returning to Lusaka from Mpika. This return journey really brought home how far Mpika is from Lusaka (and how big Zambia is). We started off at 9.10am and arrived in Lusaka at 5:50pm. We stopped in Serenje for fuel and just south […]

Zambia Diary | Day 14 | Meeting Susan

Today (Sunday, 30/1/11) is our last full day in Zambia this trip and we’ve been invited to lunch! We need to return the vehicle we used for the Mpika trip to its rightful owner so I nipped out and got it cleaned although you wouldn’t have known it half an hour later . . . it’s […]

Results framework and next steps

The foundation for a pilot in Zambia Above is the Results Framework which we developed with the help of UNICEF which I reported on earlier. We will use this the develop a Logical Framework for the pilot over the next couple of days and feed it back to potential partners for comments. The next steps towards […]

The Royal Society of Medicine, innovation and ColaLife

The Medical Innovations Programme, Royal Society of Medicine It is a great honour to be invited to contribute to the Royal Society of Medicine’s innovations programme on 24 February. Unfortunately, the event is already over-subscribed with all 150 places booked. However, the good news for ColaLife supporters, who would have liked to attend, is that […]

Ludo Lauwers, Vice Chairman of Janssen Pharmaceutica, talks about unlikely alliances

This is interesting. Around Christmas time, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Janssen Pharmaceutica, Ludo Lauwers, was interviewed by Bert Lauwers of Lauwers talked about the need to think out of the box and innovate by forming alliances with unlikely partners. He mentioned Microsoft, Google, General Electric, Siemens and Philips as potential collaborators of the […]

ColaLife makes it into the Buckminster Fuller ideas bank

ColaLife has made it into the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge Idea Index which was published yesterday (14/2/11). Our entry is here. This is the second year running that we have been featured and last year we made in to the semi-finals. The email informing us of this development said: We admire your commitment and truly […]

Child survival – why innovation is needed

In 1990 the eight Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) were published and are the blueprint for development agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. MDG#4 relates to child mortality and the target is: TARGET Reduce by […]

Where we went in Zambia – fun with a GPS

DDSP, Mpika, courtesy of Google Earth. Our old house is in the top left and marked with a yellow map pin. Click to see the image full size on Flickr or download the KLM file to see where we went using Google Earth I carried a SPOT Messenger while in Zambia on our last trip […]

A ColaLife video edit with Amanda (aged 10)

I can’t believe I’ve only just spotted this. It was uploaded way back in June. Amanda, aged 10, explains ColaLife on behalf of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. I need to send Amanda an AidPod kit! Thanks Amanda 🙂

Be the ColaLife Buzz

FREE news service; AidPod Kits; Greetings Cards; T-shirts; Back our Showreel; Book an ‘Audience with ColaLife’s Founder’*. Today we’re officially launching our next fun and fund-raising initiative – via the brand new BuzzBnk. The BuzzBnk is yet another brainchild from our longtime supporter and serial social entrepreneur, the innovator Michael Norton. He first talked to […]