Organizers' Orientation

     It's been a very busy 72 hours! Since Wednesday, July 4th, local and international organizers gathered together at the University of Embu campus (where we will be holding IDDS Kenya 2018) to finally get hands-on with the work developed for the last 1.5 years. In 4 days, lead organizers, session leads, community liaisons and design facilitators will work in teams to go through the whole program and prepare the last details in terms of logistics, curriculum flow, community partners and participant experience.

  Photo: Organizers working in teams to plan for the coming weeks' sessions

Photo: Organizers working in teams to plan for the coming weeks' sessions

      Indeed, each summit has its own personality. In our case, this is the first design summit focused on financial inclusion which has meant incorporating new components that had to be built and tested. With curriculum leads coming from the fin-tech sector, research on financial inclusion and design for innovation, the outcome has been extraordinary! A curriculum in the intersection of design, behavior change, financial inclusion, and technology.

  Photo: Mansi Kakkar, our Curriculum Co-Lead from the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, as she shares her knowledge on the design process.

Photo: Mansi Kakkar, our Curriculum Co-Lead from the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, as she shares her knowledge on the design process.

        As we begin this process, we understand that it demands attention to detail and a high sense of intentionality thus the necessity to spend time with each other as organizers to ensure the smooth running of the summit. But even with the building pressure before the arrival of participants, we know there shall be lots of fun too.

Stay tuned for our upcoming blogs during the IDDS Kenya journey!