Hello, who are you?
I’m Oliveira Paulo, lead National Innovation Facilitator since the beginning of the project.I work at African Innovation Foundation (AIF).
I am committed to catalyzing the innovative spirit of Africans in order to create African solutions to the problems of African people. I am specialized in innovation and quality and have always worked on economic and social development projects with NGOs in the agriculture, fishing and microfinance sectors. I work with innovation in a traversal way: one of the limitations in the process of catalyzing innovation has been the lack of adequate tools for innovation in specific areas, mainly for innovation in organizations or in processes.
In CDAIS, I am a kind of adviser and trainer of the National Innovation Facilitators. I share my experience in facilitating with them, accompany the formative events of innovation partnerships and generally act as a promoter of the innovation culture within the partnerships.
What has CDAIS changed for you?
With CDAIS, I feel I have gained more clarity and have adapted the tools of CDAIS to my approaches to innovation in organizations. I look with particular interest to the lessons learned, both from theoretical and practical points of view at the level of value chains. I want to improve my skills to continue to support the strengthening of new partnerships, new value chains and contribute more to the development of national production. Innovation is like a virus, when we get contaminated they do not leave us alone. The innovation virus is like that, we are always looking for an improvement, there are always opportunities.