SOCIAL INNOVATION RESEARCH FRAMEWORK TO MODEL FUTURE WORK
SOCIAL INNOVATION RESEARCH FRAMEWORK TO MODEL FUTURE WORK
Our research model is a human-centered and evidence-informed one that understands the systemic and symbiotic relationships between self (ME) and society (WE). Wise communities around the world have similar philosophical underpinnings. The South African philosophy of Ubuntu teaches that our humanity is reflected in the achievements and humanity of others, intrinsically connecting the ‘self’ with the ‘collective’. The Balinese philosophy of Tattwa-Masi follows the principal of ‘you are me and and I am you’
We adapted this philosophy and designed a pathway for social innovation using activities grounded in empathy, trust, creative confidence and communication. Through tailored exercises the individual experiences growth points between action and reflection allowing them to enrich their knowledge and capacities, continuously leaping from ME to WE and WE to ME. Our overall model (see below) has four vital tenets:
YOUTH CLUSTER SUPPORT
Through an application process, selected youth will form a youth cluster that will go through the workshop & activity series leading to a self-sustaining action group and network post-program.
The 10 modules under 5 workshop titles is designed to enable youth to become Social Entrepreneurs, Community Builders and/or Facilitators. Participants will engage in needs-finding research, learn social innovation tools, co-design project briefs and build a network.
CYCLE 1 : UAE WORKSHOP SERIES
Workshop 01 | 2 Modules | Creative Confidence : Experience a paradigm shift to a confident space to explore concepts of trust, re-building identity, power of empathy and passion to create an 'engine' for social innovation. Begin to understand the relationship between self and society by building creative confidence and learning of case-studies of design thinking process.
Module 1.1 / 29 OCT 2016 / 10am - 5pm
Module 1.2 / 05 NOV 2016 / 10am - 5pm
Workshop 02 | 2 Modules | Co-Designing Toolbox : Reflect on Workshop 01 through a lens of value and questioning the relationship of humanity and empathy. Learn social innovation tools such as best practice analysis, needs finding, persona mapping, storytelling and social impact model to begin the process of creating a socially minded idea towards a sustainable business.
Module 2.1 / 19 NOV 2016 / 10am - 5pm
Module 2.2 / 10 DEC 2016 / 10am - 5pm
Workshop 03 | 2 Modules | Building Prototype : Review toolbox and ideas generated form Workshop 02 and experience a co-desing process of how to prototype, test, and restructure your socially innovative ideas. Get acquainted with invited experts in the field to enable constructive feedback and guidance to develop solutions for the impact model.
Module 3.1 / XX JAN 2017 / 10am - 5pm
Module 3.2 / XX JAN 2017 / 10am - 5pm
Workshop 04 | 2-3 Modules | Plan and Pitch Projects : Develop a refined version of the innovative idea towards a business plan and learn skills on how to pitch and present projects to local investors or government for further development.
Module 4.1 / XX FEB 2017 / 10am - 5pm
Module 4.2 / XX FEB 2017 / 10am - 5pm
Workshop 05 | 2-3 Modules | Becoming Facilitators : This is an optional training where participants are given the opportunity to learn and practice to facilitate the INNOCO workshops for other youth locally or globally.
Module 5.1 / XX MAR 2017 / 10am - 5pm
Module 5.2 / XX MAR 2017 / 10am - 5pm
ACTIVITY SERIES is created as a form of community engagement on a monthly bases, within the scope of workshop outcomes or ideas generated during the workshops. This fosters a path of practice, extended dialogue, ownership of action and community involvement. As building radical collaboration, we seek to support other like-minded organizations’ activities within our local community. Activities may take the form of:
Pecha Kucha evenings
LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS is an area where youth who have developed their own ideas through the INNOCO program can work on locally based social entrepreneurial outcomes with assistance from INNOCO partners and mentors.
On the other hand youth are given the opportunity to work with youth from other countries to co-design, facilitate and organise a bootcamp as a submissive-time-framed project.
#AreYouIn for building your creative confidence towards social innovation?
CLUSTER is a selected youth which go through the workshop & activity series leading to a self-sustaining action group and network. It aims to foster and flourish the concept of ME=WE. NYC is conceptually formed to coordinate youths of different geographical areas for the purpose of community building. Cluster is a GROUP of positive minded individuals who are committed to work together with community, resources, schools and students to improve the quality of life and learning. Cluster is committed to being responsive to the needs of our youth, cultivating and enabling them to grow within themselves, their families and communities through service and education. Team Structure includes Lead, Funding Manager, Activity Manager, Media/Production Facilitator(s), Coordinator working with other youth, collaborators, advisors/mentors, and sponsors locally and internationally
Nepal youth cluster is a group of young, energetic and highly motivated 19 individuals who come from different parts of Nepal. Through the UNC - UAE Nepal Connect workshop organized by INNOCO, NYC was formed. Combined effort and the teamwork of youths from Volunteer Initiative Nepal (VIN), Choice Nepal and Leadership Corner (LC) resulted in the success of the workshop organized by INNOCO which ultimately led to the formation of NYC.
Focusing on the basic principle of INNOCO, NYC aims to foster and flourish the concept of ME=WE. NYC is conceptually formed to coordinate youths of different geographical areas for the purpose of community building. NYC is a GROUP of positive minded individuals who are committed to work together with community, resources, schools and students to improve the quality of life and learning. NYC is committed to being responsive to the needs of our youth, cultivating and enabling them to grow within themselves, their families and communities through service and education.
VISION Youth Engagement for Sustainable Development.
MISSION Our mission is to connect youths of UAE & NEPAL through boot camp by engaging them in different tasks and activities to generate innovative ideas for sustainable development through social entrepreneurship.
The selected youth will form a youth cluster that will go through the workshop & activity series leading to a self-sustaining action group and network.