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Thursday, February 27 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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“Design thinking is the essential ability to combine empathy, creativity and rationality to meet people's needs and achieve impact”

In recent times, different industries—including international development—are beginning to see a monumental shift in the way interventions, strategies, projects, programs and products are designed for consumption. They are taking a new route referred to as “Design Thinking.”

Referencing case studies from around the world and professional experience, panelists will offer lessons learned and opportunities where through design thinking, they captured the intricacies of the users, navigated difficult scenarios and delivered exceptional results with record impact. 

Featured panelist are experts in the field of international development, technology, and human centered design. They have delivered impactful results, and have worked with some of the leading organizations in social design and implementation ranging from the Department for International Development to the MacArthur Foundation.

avatar for Tunji Ogunoye

Tunji Ogunoye

Creative Director, FourthCanvas
People, Design and Education are the things Tunji is most passionate about and combines these three well in his role as the Creative Director at FourthCanvas, a brand consulting and design agency.As an expression of his love for Design and community, he created DearDesigner, an online... Read More →
avatar for Yop Rwang Pam

Yop Rwang Pam

Program Associate, Reboot Design
I am a a skilled qualitative researcher, systems designer, facilitator, and communications expert with experience leading teams to design programs and strategies based on ethnographic research and user-centered design. An expert and broadcast journalist with over 20 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Chioma Agwuegbo

Chioma Agwuegbo

Founder, TechHerNG
Talk to me about women and politics in Nigeria enabled by media and technology. I have 10 years+ experience with advocacy, government engagement, and coordination of media and civil society.
avatar for Mohammed Maikdui

Mohammed Maikdui

Founder/MD, Bragi Ltd
Technologist, data scientist, and entrepreneur with experience from a career that has spanned from government to investment banking to tech. Specialized in designing and delivering innovative ICT solutions in the public sector. Brings experience working collaboratively with government... Read More →
avatar for Tahirah Ikharo

Tahirah Ikharo

Head, Strategic Partnerships, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons
Ms. Tahirah Ikharo has worked for government in various capacity. Ms. Ikharo is currently the Head of Strategic Partnerships for the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. Tahirah has made great impact in various sectors of development, particularly... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm WAT
Studio Suite