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IDDS Sisaket 2017

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January 1st, 2017

IDDS Sisaket 2017

We are pleased to host the upcoming 2017 International Development Design Summit (IDDS Sisaket), in partnership with such excellent organisations as DSIL-Global, Center for Social Development Studies (Chulalongkorn University), and the International Development Innovation Network at the MIT D-Lab!

The International Development Design Summit Sisaket is a long-term programme that is beginning with a 16-day education and capacity-building training bringing together 50 participants & organisers from around Thailand, Asia and the world with local communities from rural Sisaket Province to learn and apply co-creative design processes for rural development and build prototype solutions together. IDDS Sisaket is the 1st step towards building an innovation and creativity-driven economy in Northeast Thailand and Southeast Asia.

A participant-focused training summit
Participants will gain skills in design thinking for social impact. This means that they will learn to work with local communities, build solutions from raw materials, and develop critical relationships with innovators from around the world. Putting their ideas to action in a range of critical areas under the following themes (to be narrowed down to six key themes):

  • Agricultural extension
  • Rural health
  • Community-based tourism
  • Youth development
  • Money management
  • Waste management
  • Integrated education
  • Water resources

6 prototype solutions
The initial outputs of this IDDS Sisaket are real, working prototype solutions ready to be used, tested and developed into standalone enterprises, or integrated into existing business and practices. We are committed to an open-source model of knowledge creation. The participants of IDDS Sisaket will produce prototypes in relation to the six challenge themes of the summit.

An Innovation Center in Sisaket, Thailand
The organizers of IDDS Sisaket are committed to the communities that we work with, and are building infrastructure for youth development, job creation, education and capacity building, and regional innovation. We are planning programmes that will extend beyond IDDS Sisaket.

6 prototype training programmes
Participant teams will also build, based on their design thinking experience at IDDS Sisaket, training programs that can be utilised by other training programmes, such as the DSIL Course, and the growing innovation centre in Sisaket Province at Raitong Organics Farm.

Want to know more about this very exciting summit and the work that we’ll be doing afterwards? Maybe you’d like to take part, help out or contribute somehow? Then get in touch with us all via the IDDS-Sisaket website. We’d love to hear your ideas!