My name is Aga and together with 6 outstanding individuals I run Ignite Consultants, an organization which aims to channel resources, train leaders and build partnerships between businesses, the not-for-profit sector and academia for the growth of a sustainable society.
I am from a very entrepreneurial background, interested in how to make a sustainable difference in communities. I grew up in Poland, studied and worked in Glasgow, and have been continuing my life adventure here in Dunedin, New Zealand for the past year and a half.
While running a Social Entrepreneurship Project here in Dunedin, New Zealand, I came across Hamish MacDonald and Lifetime Health Diary Ltd. But it wasn’t until 2 months ago when he actually showed me his innovative software that with my experience of working with different disability groups and not-for-profit organisations, I saw it as a tool which could make a huge difference by enabling people to better communicate with doctors and caregivers as well as putting control back into their own hands.
The last couple of months has been an exciting journey; a huge learning curve, meetings with more than 20 organizations, discovering problems, thinking, rethinking, matching pieces of the puzzle and creating a strong vision of Healthy Community Enabled by Information
Encouraged by support from Otago University, local bodies and politicians we have decided to kick off a collaborative project which we strongly believe will create a huge impact in Dunedin’s communities and hopefully later, other communities in New Zealand and around the world.
This series of blogs will document our work, results, learnings, progress and everything else involved in bringing better health to communities! If this is a topic of interest for you, I would love to hear from you, wherever you are!