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iHub By Jessica Colaço / February 5, 2012

DESIGN + SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: Process and Possibilities

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DESIGN + SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: Process and Possibilities
Saturday, Feb 11th 2012
9am – Noon

Open to thinkers, students, designers, technologists, entrepreneurs; Social Innovators who are working on projects that effect the tech/ creative community in Africa.

African Digital Art are pleased to announce their first event of the year. We are working in collaboration with Design for Social Innovation to present to you this absolutely essential workshop for any designer, technologist, innovator, mover and shaker. Our special guest Cheryl Heller, Chair of MFA Design for Social Innovation program and Board Chair of Pop Tech will be running a workshop that will transform how you think about your agency, business, or project.


While money, technology and innovation are often considered more glamorous and therefore more important, communication is the single most critical factor in the success of any endeavor.

Communication design transforms an idea into a vision, defines how it’s different, explains why it will work, and engages people in helping make it a reality. It’s what keeps your vision alive, whether you are in the room explaining it to someone, or they are thinking about it in places far from where you’ve ever been or will ever go.

In this interactive workshop, we will experience the fundamentals of communication design, applied to the initiatives of participants. Come find out about the essential principles of communication design that you can’t succeed without.

If social innovation is our relationship with purpose, design is the means and the method to make that purpose manifest.

Register Here:

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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