A powerful alternative approach to developing system level innovations aligned to RILab Intervention Pathways.
In addition to the Crowd-Sourcing Approach (using innovation exhibitions) and Design Thinking Co-Creation (identifying new ideas that fit within the thematic intervention pathways through competitive Requests for Proposals -RFPs), RAN is applying an alternative strategy to address Resilience Innovation Challenges by conducting facilitated innovation project design using design-thinking co-creation. The Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design (CRID) approach brings together teams of experts who are facilitated to develop system level projects. Implementation of these projects will then involve competitive bidding to identify qualified ‘Resilience Fellows’ and host organizations to lead the testing of the concepts. Using the CRID approach, stakeholders and experts use the Design Thinking approach to design Meta Pathway Projects (MPPs) and Platform Projects (PPs). This approach was first implemented in the Horn of Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (HoA RILab) in a workshop held February 5-6, 2015.