We’re in Tanzania with the CTCN!

Another day, another destination for our Design to Improve Life Education team! This week, we’re working to spark innovation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

This week, we’ll be running a five-day workshop in partnership with the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The workshop, which will host several local university professors, will provide hands-on experience in using design as a problem-solving tool.

The CTCN is the operational arm of the UNFCCC, hosted by the UN Environment Programme and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Centre promotes the “transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development” within developing countries. Throughout several initiatives, the CTCN harnesses the expertise of a diverse global network of technology-savvy partners, including INDEX: Design to Improve Life.

Facilitated by our Education Director Charlotte Høeg Andersen and Global Strategy Lead Jana Rudnik, the workshop will help participants, including university-level business, environment and engineering educators and select National Designated Entities, to use “structured creativity” to solve local and national challenges. By introducing these additional methods, the program hopes to scale structured innovation and boost the creation of relevant and beneficial solutions.

The guiding pillars of the program are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the certified Design to Improve Life Education methods. Structured as a ‘train the trainers’ programme, participants will be able to use the knowledge and skills, acquired during the workshop, within their future work to co-create and implement ideas.

We’ll be keeping you in the loop during the week, make sure to follow our social media platforms for regular updates! For more information regarding our Design to Improve Life Education workshops, click here.

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