Session: The need to apply design thinking within NGO contexts
Design Thinking is an extremely useful but barely adopted concept within organisations especially ngos, especially those in Africa. Yet, design thinking would solve a lot of critical issues for these organisations within their conceptualisation and ideation processes and facilitate better utilisation of resources. This talk is to reintroduce the topic and stir up interest of its adoption within ngo systems.
- Understanding the concept of design thinking and it's basic structure
- Being able to apply an innovative and flexible approach to solving everyday problems
- Learning to put human needs first and achieving a well-rounded solution to a problem instead of solely focusing on the problem
Daphne has experience as a program manager, a role that she currently plays under DefendDefenders as the lead on the Ttaala Program where she focuses her strengths in data and advocacy towards equipping human rights defenders with said skills. Under this program, she's managed to work with over 40 organisations in developing and designing their organisations' online advocacy and strategies, and helping them understand their data and adopt good data habits. She has personally organised and conducted over 20 training workshops, and developed course material based on research and insight of participating organisations.