Past Training Event:
Kampala Design Thinking Workshop
Engaging Urban Actors in East Africa
On 16th to 18th August 2017 At the Innovation village in Kampala, Uganda.
Supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung
What is this course about?
The Kampala design thinking workshop will be a highly participatory event that will engage participants in a mix of creative activities. Participants will learn new things and apply what they learn in real time. The overarching aim of the workshop is to find common interests and ideas on how to support sustainable urban development in the region.
What is Design thinking?
Design Thinking is a human-centred, problem-solving approach that makes use of visualization tools to promote participation. Design thinkers use creative strategies such as context-mapping and prototyping; strategies that designers have traditionally used in the process of designing products and services. As an approach, Design Thinking is gaining traction and is now used to tackle issues and resolve challenges beyond professional design practice; it is an approach that is currently being applied worldwide in corporate, academic, social and public sectors.
About Robert Bosch Stiftung
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. In its charitable work, it addresses social issues at an early stage and develops exemplary solutions. To this purpose, it develops and implements its own projects. Additionally, it supports third-party initiatives that have similar goals. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is active in the areas of health, science, society, education, and international relations. Moreover, in the coming years, the Foundation will increasingly concentrate its activities on three focus areas:
- Migration, Integration, and Inclusion
- Social Cohesion in Germany and Europe
- Sustainable Living Spaces