My name is René Parker and I am from Cape Town, South Africa. I am one of the founding members of an organization called Reconstructed Living Lab – RLabs.
Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) is a global movement and registered Social Enterprise that provides innovative solutions to address various complex problems. It creates an environment where people are empowered to make a difference in the lives of others. The RLabs “main hub” is in Athlone, Cape Town but have activity in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa with RLabs activities in 15 countries. RLabs main aim is to impact, empower and reconstruct local and global communities through the use of appropriate innovations.
I have come to Tanzania on an invitation by TANZICT, to collaborate and look for active communities using ICT for or with people and helping to set up living labs practices in Tanzania. Either as part of RLabs Franchising or as an Independent Living Lab.
As I am in Tanzania until 29 June 2012, I am available to meet with potential or emerging living labs or organizations/institutions who would like to collaborate or expand their network.