Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania; Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Australia, China, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, USA
Our objective at the d-school is to infuse students and professionals with a Design Thinking mindset.
Training in design thinking enables innovation and new outcomes, that can help to meet the needs of users in complex socio-political and economic contexts. This is particularly relevant, in a region like ours, that requires contextually relevant, innovation - from products to services, systems and business models.
To be a regional leader in education, training and research in design-led innovation.
In order to achieve this vision, the d-school will:
Build partnerships and programmes with private, public, community-based and academic sector
entities that include:
Experiential training on real world projects and challenges.
Capacitation in the form of training, support and guidance in embedding design thinking into organisational structures, i.e. looking at organisational transformational aspects of design thinking.
Research into the trends and application of design thinking to ensure relevance.
Development of case studies that document the application and impact of design thinking.
what drives us
The core values underpinning the d-school work include:
Inclusivity and diversity in d-school teams (staff, students, representatives and service providers)
These values reflect the d-school's commitment to developing solutions
and new outcomes on the African continent, that contribute to:
Inclusive economic development
Sustainable development - prioritising accessibility, affordability, and appropriateness.