You are invited to the RAN monthly Social Design Clinic: “Generating ideas on spot”

Makerere University, School of Public Health – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is pleased to invite you to yet another exciting Social Design Clinic on Friday 20th November 2015 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. This month we shall host Guests from the Social Innovation Academy (SINA).

The Theme is; “How might We change the story of marginalized youth by engaging them in Innovation”
SINA is a non-formal youth entrepreneurship and skills development programme specially designed for capacity development of marginalized youth for social innovation and job creation. The Academy provides a unique learning environment, which empowers youth to become job creators by nurturing innovative project ideas into social enterprises with positive impact on society and the environment. It addresses the problems of a rigid educational system and unemployment by empowering marginalized young people to develop social innovations. Scholars prototype innovative ideas in form of projects, which are then incubated into social enterprises with environmental and social value rather than mere monetary profit.
We shall be privileged to listen to SINA’s story on their holistic approach that begins with the upcycling construction of buildings from waste materials such as plastic bottles or old car tires and ends where students find their own resourceful solutions to social challenges.
Remember the Social Design Clinic is a monthly platform where we brainstorm brilliant ideas and interventions that address pressing social issues to change the way we perceive the world, to explore innovative art and social science approaches, techniques and projects that meaningfully engage with issues of communication, advocacy, justice, community peace building, gender and sexual violence etc. bearing in mind that we can use visual, conceptual art, photography, new social media, video, dance, theater, performance art, music, creative writing, documentaries that raise awareness about social concerns and the detrimental social impact.
Come and be part of an exciting debate that generates innovative social innovations in real-time. We are inviting Faculty/Lecturers, Research Scholars, Students, Innovators, Community from all disciplines. The Social Design Clinic embraces multi-disciplinary Teams realizing that each discipline contributes significantly to innovation. This is a great platform where the next paradigm changers will emerge. We are creating an opportunity for you to imagine creative ideas in a live discussion that will solve community challenges using social lenses to analyze problems where solutions are framed in a way that fits within cultural norms and social context of the target audience.
We look forward to your participation.