16-22 September, Addis Ababa
Belle and co. co-facilitated a 4-day Human-Centred Design (HCD) Thinking bootcamp with 22 Sudanese Creative Entrepreneurs for the “Strengthening Citizens of Sudan Creative Campus Programme”. A 2-day train-the-trainer was also conducted. Both workshops took place in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia from 16 -22 September 2019.
Participants of the Creative Campus represented a range of creative (social) enterprises such as art spaces, music studios, graphic design companies, documentary film makers, fashion designers, media companies, and creative agencies.
The HCD Bootcamp was based on Ideo.org materials and enabled participants to move from their challenge/problem statement, interact with real users and build a solution in the form of a prototype.
More about the programme and client:
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung ‘FES’ in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Sudan implements on behalf of the Dutch government the programme Strengthening Citizens in Sudan ‘SCS’. The programme’s capacity building measures target newly-established Community-based Organisation ‘CBOs’ and Civil Society Organisations ‘CSOs’ in the field of transparency as well as young creatives and cultural actors in the field of cultural entrepreneurship. Programmatically SCS includes trainings on leadership (human resource management, decision making approaches, team building and management) as well as project management and organizational development skills. In addition, SCS creates a space for its beneficiaries to participate in the current public and socio-political discourses of Sudan.