In 2020, three international Innovation Coaches from Design at Business joined the ANU once more. A week full of immersion into the cultural and behavioral mindset of the Kenyan culture, fruitful conversations, and sharing and gaining knowledge.
In November 2019, the Nestlé Innovation Methodologies team left Vevey, Switzerland together with a group of expert innovation coaches, to join forces with our likeminded friends at Lufthansa Group, Grundfos and the University of Ghana to deliver the largest Impact Week ever.
Dr. Naalamle Amissah, junior coach and Senior Lecturer of Crop Science at the University of Ghana, summarizes:
“The intercultural exchange during this week made it very special as one had the unique opportunity to interact and co-innovate with others from different countries and cultural backgrounds”.
In only a few days, Impact Week will be landing in Ghana for the first time — We can literally already hear the Kpanlogo Drums! The preparations are at full speed as the Lead Organizers, Senior and Junior Coaches get ready to embark in this journey.
Building on the success of 2017, a small group of the former Impact Week Rwanda team came back together to conduct a second Impact Week in Kigali. After a year of iteration and building on their learnings from 2017, they organized the first Impact Week Bootcamp, one in Europe and one on-site in Kigali, to familiarize the to-be Design Thinking coaches with the Design Thinking methodology.
The first Impact Week in Kigali, Rwanda, took place in 2017. Rwanda was the second country in Africa hosting an Impact Week after Kenya. The host and local partner was the SOS Children’s Villages Technical High School in Kigali.
A group of volunteers that mainly connected via various Design at Business events, organized and executed this Impact Week in Kigali.