The Third Learning Journey to Silicon Savannah
The Third Learning Journey to Silicon Savannah took place in Nairobi city at the end of January 2019. For four days participants from Austria, Germany, France, Latvia and Kenya immersed themselves in different contexts to explore firsthand "Digital Africa", "Urban Africa" and opportunities for "Co-Creation".
The Learning Journey aims at exploring innovation, entrepreneurship, investment opportunities and creating a different perspective of Africa.
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
About this Workshop
The Kampala design thinking workshop was a highly participatory event that engaged participants in a mix of creative activities. The overarching aim of the workshop was 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
About the Learning Journey
The Learning Journey took place in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, a country in East Africa. The immersive and contextual approach of the journey was aimed at exploring innovation, entrepreneurship and investment opportunities in Nairobi. The delegation included participants from Austria and Germany, who actively engaged with local innovators to foster partnerships and learn about opportunities in the Silicon Savannah.
About ECOTEC & IDENTIFIRE
ECOTEC makes collaboration in Emerging Countries work. We bring together many years of working experiences with companies and organizations at the interface with emerging countries, top management expertise and partnerships with leading European management institutions.
IDENTIFIRE is Austria’s first internal branding agency focusing on employees as brand ambassadors. The company is specialized on Corporate Culture and Employer Branding closely linked to strategy and leadership. Innovation culture is a decisive topic when it comes to attract future talents. IDENTITÄTER therefore develops various kinds of mind-shifting learning experiences.