Southern Hemisphere

{Southern Hemisphere}{Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street}{Cape Town}{8001}{Johannesburg}{South Africa}{(021) 422-0205}
Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street Cape Town, Johannesburg
Phone: (021) 422-0205

+27 (0) 21 422 0205+27 (0) 21 422 0205

+27 (0) 21 424 7965+27 (0) 21 424 7965

Design Thinking for Social Innovation


In a rapidly changing world we need to find new ways to engage with wicked problems and stimulate innovation. Design Thinking is increasingly being used in the development sector as a problem-solving tool for social Innovation and development. Design thinking is a deeply human and systematic creative process, methodology and set of tools used to explore, define and innovate around some of the world's most pressing problems. Working with multidisciplinary teams, design thinking brings the stakeholders both internally and externally into the process and allows for multiple perspectives.


The objective of the workshop is to provide an introduction to the design thinking and creative thinking process to solution finding and innovation. Participants will be exposed to the Key principles of design thinking.

  • Working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Divergent and convergent processes
  • A human-centred approach
  • Co-design
  • Prototyping


The two-day workshop will take participants through a solution finding process using design thinking and creative thinking methodologies and tools. Participants will experience a hands-on approach to design-led thinking and creative problem-solving. Opportunities for reflection on the process and learning from experience will be key to the workshop methodologies.

Who should attend?

Organisational leadership
Organisational development practitioners
Social development practitioners
Project developers
Strategic planners
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Practitioners/Managers/Consultants