Innojo is DOT’s digital platform for social entrepreneurs. The DOT South Africa team is building Innojo as the digital home for DOT’s growing network of 6,000 youth social innovators. Innojo connects daring young innovators with peers, global networks, mentors, and supportive partners who all play a role in their innovation journeys. Learn more about Innojo.
DOT South Africa invests in the skills of young people by placing them at the centre of digital development initiatives. We work with local, national, and international partners to provide youth with a voice in global dialogues about the power and potential of youth-led innovation, and invest in their skills as developers and designers of solutions that transform communities.
We believe in the power of youth-led innovation, and that when youth are purposefully engaged in co-designing solutions for their communities those solutions are more impactful, resilient, and effective. We model this approach in the development of Innojo: using human-centered design, prototyping, and best practices in development, we are supporting a team of youth social innovators to build a digital platform for social innovators. Through our work, DOT South Africa gives youth the power to influence, inform, and innovate, and to be leaders and agents of change rather than beneficiaries.