Innovation
happens through the
meeting of both like
and unlike minds

How We Work

When people who are different from each other connect – poor, rich, with disabilities, without, with radically opposing views, with different religious ideas – they get to realise that they are fundamentally the same. Together, we are then able to shape a world that is better, safer, and longer lasting for everyone.

 

DGMT sees itself as a strategic investor and public innovator, not a
grant-maker. Our ability to effect real and systemic change would be very limited if money were our only resource.

See below
 

THE ROLE
OF DGMT

Listen, think and learn together with those of like and unlike mind. Frame the possibilities and inspire leadership that can make possibilities happen. Assist our implementing partners to share their experience as evidence of what is possible.

The Role of DGMT

 

Bring together unlikely thought partners. Galvanise funding coalitions that enhance prospects of success. Build supportive communities of practice, learning, and sharing. Focus on the power of sharing stories and learning.

Build mechanisms to develop, design, and incubate new initiatives. Strengthen civil society organisations through support mechanisms (and funding) that enhance their impact.

4 Ways to Engage and Learn

  • Learn from reflection and analysis
  • Access resources
  • Learn from implementation experience
  • Apply for Funding

10 Opportunities to change South Africa

Opportunity 1
Drive public innovation by reigniting civil society
Opportunity 2
Release the systemic chokes on innovation that are perpetuated by exclusion
Opportunity 3
Create unlikely networks to stimulate positive change
Opportunity 4
Give every child the benefit of early childhood development
Opportunity 5
Stop nutritional stunting among children under two years
Opportunity 6
Make sure every child is ready to read by the time they go to school
Opportunity 7
Build simple, loving connections for every child
Opportunity 8
Place failing schools ‘under new management’ so that children can succeed
Opportunity 9
Create new connections to opportunity for young people
Opportunity 10
Support young people to keep their grip on opportunity
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