ContentIntroduction to the value of design thinking for your business and contextContent-based on real challenges faced by entrepreneursPractical examples and real cases from African entrepreneursQuizzes to identify challenges and test yourself on new theoriesTemplates and guides to apply the methods to your own contextInteractive tools and reading materials to apply to your own businessLearning group to share challenges and learn from each other’s experiences
Creators of this course
Butterfly Works is a social design studio working in international development. We’re here to create a world in which people have a say in the future they want. With a co-creation and design approach, and building on 20 years of experience, we create education and communication solutions with social impact. We act as the innovation, research, technical and scale-up partner. By co-creating with stakeholders, every solution is based on shared values and people’s needs. It means that all our work is tailor-made; never copy-paste, always human-centered.
Through research, project development, and partnerships Butterfly Works has been involved in a long-term dialogue with several Entrepreneurial Support Organisations (ESOs), hubs, trainers, and entrepreneurs to understand their challenges, needs, and preferences in building successful businesses. The resources and cases featured in this course highlight some of the most pressing challenges faced by the entrepreneurial community. The materials are based on Butterfly Works’ experience using design thinking to support African entrepreneurs with different partners over the past years.
About the programme
This work is done as part of the Work in Progress Alliance. Work in Progress! alliance (WiP) aims to tackle youth unemployment by enabling young people to access jobs and start their own business.
Alliance members: Oxfam, Butterfly Works, VC4A.
When: 2016 – 2023
Financed by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands