Design Thinking without Borders

At the Berlin Peace Innovation Lab we like to experiment and test the boundaries of collaboration and innovation. This Sunday will be no exception. Actually, it will be the most extreme learning journey we have ever taken on!

In the 3-hour workshop we will join forces with a former IDEO´er, 3 Sudanese entrepreneurs and the UNDP Innovation Hub in Khartoum to explore how design thinking can drive social change.

AGENDA:

12.30 Doors open

13.00 Welcome & Energizer: connecting Khartoum & Berlin

13.20 Presentation: Design Thinking in Action – Jeewon Jung

13.50 Presentation: Design Thinking for Impact: 3 Sudanese Entrepreneurs

14.40 Group work: Prepare feedback for the entrepreneurs

15.10 Collective: Share feedback and ideas

16.00 Good bye

SPEAKER INTRODUCTION:

Jeewon Jung is educated and trained as an industrial designer who worked at a design consulting firm IDEO for 8 years before relocating to Berlin. She believes in improving the quality of life of people through design and has been dedicated her life for it. Currently, she is working at BCG Digital Ventures as a design lead and exploring vibrant creative scene in town.

PRESENTERS:

1) Khansa Al  Hag :

Education: Biomedical Engineer, MSC, National Strategic planning.

Experiences: Running two startups on his own; Leading Innovation and Entrepreneurship Community (NGO) as a volunteer; Startup weekend Facilitator; National host of Global Entrepreneurship week; Arab’s first innovation camp – Sudan Team.

2) Omer Suleiman Mohamed

Education: Um Dorman Islamic University College of Business Management, MBA, 2015.

Experiences: Works with Sudan Youth Organisation against HIV. Duty Director of the projects from Dec 2013 to Dec 2014.

Founder and Executive director for LAMSA NAJAH for trader business; Practitioners in voluntary works through Facebook and social media from 2009 until 2014; Participates on United Nation HIV International Day Forum; One of the co-founders of the successful “I AM” initiative.

Skills: Designer of different training material bags, Designer of Training Games using innovation for education learning systems

3) Mohamed Al Muatism Hader Ibrahim

Education: Sudan University of Science and Technology, Department of Engineering, Mechanic Engineer.

Interest: Peace building, Conflict resolutions, Women issues, Youth issues and community mobilization

PRICE:

The event is free for participants, but we would appreciate donations (approx. 10 euros) in the end, of which 100% will be used to improve the conditions for refugees in Berlin.

ORGANIZERS:

Berlin Peace Innovation Lab, as part of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab global network, focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace. The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab provides design frameworks, principles and methodologies for interventions that will increase positive engagement at scale.

The Peace Innovation Hub (PIH) is an open forum for civil society organization, national institutions, international organizations, and individuals who are working on and interested in issues of peace in Sudan.

The PIH was established in 2014 within the Peace Research Institute(PRI), University of Khartoum in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sudan’s peace building programme: Joint Conflict Reduction Programme (JCRP). The PIH aims to offer a space to regularly meet to discuss peace and conflict transformation, share experiences and knowledge, and provide new ideas for peacebuilding in Sudan. The objective of the PIH is to link peacebuilders and further develop the capacities of its members on peacebuilding through information sharing and joint learning from our work in Sudan and from global best practices.

The Impact Hub Berlin is community is made up of social businesses addressing challenges both locally and globally. Our members are entrepreneurs, social investors, freelancers, advocates, campaigners, creatives, artists, consultants, coaches and more.

“Innovation for Refugees” Open Networking Meeting

  • Jul 9, 2015 · 7:00 PM
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9th of July – Network Innovation for and with Refugees.

With the increasing number of Refugees in and around Berlin, many have taken up the tasks to help out in new and innovative ways. The Peace Innovation Lab supports these new initiatives by organizing an evening to tackle their current challenges or give input to project proposals.

We are inviting people who are currently running their own projects around refugees in Berlin to present their work and collect feedback. We will also talk a bit about the Peace Innovation Lab Project around and with Refugees that we are working on and invite you to join us on this journey.
Different than previously announced, it will be an open networking evening. You do not have to have joined our previous meeting(s).
Everyone who wants to know more about Refugees, wants to contribute but doens’t know how yet, knows how and wants to look for support OR has a story to share, a ton of experience, skills to share, you are more than welcome to come. Also if you don’t fit in any of these boxes, or do not like boxes by principle, come and join.
Agenda:

19:00 – 19:15 Welcome and Short Introduction in Peace Labs innovation sprints and the starting of a “Innovation with and for Refugees” project.
19:15 – 19:30 Introductions
19:30 – 20:00 Network Game
20:00 – 21:00 3 Rounds for sharing challenges, stories, skills
21:00 – 21:30 How to go from here.
21:30 Drinks

Organizers:

Berlin Peace Innovation Lab, as part of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab global network, focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace. The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab provides design frameworks, principles and methodologies for interventions that will increase positive engagement at scale.

Innovation for Refugees

FULLY BOOKED!

Please join us at the 9th of July

With the increasing number of Refugees in and around Berlin, there is a pressing need to address the challenges of refugees and NGOs working with refugees in new and innovative ways. The Peace Innovation Lab Berlin will be addressing one of these challenges in a new project.

Currently there seems to be a mismatch between aspiring volunteers and organizations. Other innovative projects are already working on matching tools, see: Kommen und Bleiben. The seonc d bottle neck is the management of so many new volunteers. We will focus on this question. How can we support organizations in volunteer management? Tools, training, information, matching?

We will address this question in a small workshop on the 18th of June in the Town Hall. We invite the members of the Peace Innovation Lab Berlin who would like to commit to a longer project around “Innovation for Refugees”. The goal of the evening is to create a project plan and a organize a team to take the outcomes of this kick-start further.

We are also inviting experts from the field of Innovation, Refugees-aid, policy and project-management to share their skills and experiences. We are looking for people with experience in fundraising, communication, community building, developers, and project management to share their experience and input.

As we only have limited places, you can sign up through Eventbrite and indicate  that you would like to take this forward, or that you can share a specific skill with us or contact me directly: [masked]

Signing up here is not enough, don’t forget to get your ticket (free!) at:

http://innovationforrefugees.eventbrite.com

Even if we are sold out on Eventbrite, do email me if you want to get involved and we will keep you in the loop. The next follow-up meeting is already planned (probably[masked], keep your agenda’s free).

  • Jun 18, 2015 · 7:00 PM
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Agenda:

19:00 – 19:15 Welcome and Short Introduction in Peace Labs innovation sprints

19:15 – 19:30 Intro on the situation of Refugees in Berlin and the challenge of volunteer management

19:30 – 20:30 Idea sprints and brainstorms

20:30 – 21:00  Round of proposals

21:00 Drinks

Organizer:

Berlin Peace Innovation Lab, as part of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab global network, focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace. The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab provides design frameworks, principles and methodologies for interventions that will increase positive engagement at scale.