Impact Week gUG

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10437 Berlin

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Key competencies

Intercultural Design Thinking training in the Global South with direct application and social impact

    Corporate Profile

    Since its origins in Kenya in 2016, the concept of Impact Week’s Design Thinking training has spread across 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. By now, over 1300 people, including employees and managers of international companies from diverse disciplines worldwide and local academia and NGOs have followed our intense and interactive training to become Junior Design Thinking Coaches. 

    While we originated as a volunteer-driven initiative, and continue to be so at our core, we have been, since 2023 an independent non-profit social enterprise with two full-time and two part-time employees and a network of over 200 volunteers.

    Our globally successful concept consists of a 3-day Train-the-Coach and a 4-day Challenge where our trainees use their new skills to coach a team of students to solve real-life challenges. Consequently, the concept is similar for every Impact Week, but our events are flexible in terms of size, location, and the challenges to be tackled, depending on the needs of everyone involved. 

    Further training components can be potentially added as an option as we work with Design Thinking professionals who have a plethora of skills and can offer more of their portfolio upon agreement.

    Web content available in:

    • English

    Industry sectors

    • Commercial Sector
    • Teaching and Education

    Products & services

    • Train the Trainer
    • Further Training

    Services are already offered in

    • Kenya
    • Ghana
    • Paraguay
    • Colombia
    • Greece
    • Germany
    • Albania
    • Philippines
    • India
    • Uganda
    • Tanzania, United Republic Of
    • South Africa
    • Rwanda
    • Mozambique

    Services can additionally be offered in

    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The
    • Côte d'Ivoire
    • Egypt
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Morocco
    • Namibia
    • Réunion
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Tunisia
    • Bangladesh
    • Bhutan
    • Cambodia
    • Indonesia
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Lebanon
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mongolia
    • Myanmar
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Sri Lanka
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • Timor-Leste
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uzbekistan
    • Viet Nam
    • French Guiana
    • Guyana
    • Peru
    • Venezuela

    Services can be offered in the following languages

    • French
    • Portuguese
    • Swahili
    • Spanish
    • English

    Cooperation partners abroad

    We always collaborate with a local university, incubator, or project. The cooperation partner varies from country to country and can vary from Impact Week to Impact Week. 

    • Jordan: IBTECAR
    • Kenya: Africa Nazarene University (ANU)
    • the Philippines: De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
    • Ghana: Heritage Christian College and now UP Development
    • India: PRIME Hub

    Target groups

    • All employees and leaders who benefit from innovation methods, customer orientation, and new ways of working in their everyday work.
    • All companies that want to motivate their employees by enabling them to be part of an engaging workshop that enhances personal growth and skill development.
    • All companies, that want to do good. Our Design Thinking training is unlike other trainings out there, as it combines the learnings with a social cause which is tangible for the participants.