Future Ready

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INTRO

UNDP Somalia, in collaboration with Microsoft, initiated the Somalia Future Ready project to accelerate the rate of innovative youth entering the high-tech industry and building start-ups. The project increases the technical and entrepreneurial capacity of Somali youths, focusing on coding and programming for the development of mobile applications that can be commercialized. The initiative gives Somali youth hands-on experience in creating new software and applications as well as the opportunity to develop their skills for careers in the digital world. The initiative ultimately aims to inspire them to innovate, share wisdom, and have a voice within the industry.

SDGs

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

Methodolgies

Innovation Camps, Human-Centered Design, Crowdfunding

Countries

Somalia

Funded

Yes

Start Date

12/10/2017

End Date

12/21/2017

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MULTIMEDIA

Partners

Federal Government of Somalia

Microsoft

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Quotes

“We believe that now ... it's time for the Arab nations to rise again through science and innovation."

Tamer Taha, Founder of Yomken

Human-centered design is a philosophy, not a precise set of methods, but one that assumes that innovation should start by getting close to users and observing their activities.

Donald A. Norman, Co, Founder of Nielsen Norman Group

The main tenet of design thinking is empathy for the people you’re trying to design for. Leadership is exactly the same thing – building empathy for the people that you’re entrusted to help.

David Kelley, Founder of IDEO

We spend a lot time designing the bridge, but not enough time thinking about the people who are crossing it.

Dr. Prabhjot Singh, Director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute

It’s not ‘us versus them’ or even ‘us on behalf of them.’ For a design thinker it has to be ‘us with them'.

Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO

The agenda specifically recognizes youth as “critical agents of change”. To ensure the success of the 2030 Agenda, we need all young people on board - all of you, young activists, innovators, disruptors and trailblazers.

Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors

Failure is an option here. if things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors

If the government regulates against use of drones or stem cells or artificial intelligence, all that means is that the work and the research leave the borders of that country and go someplace else.

Peter Diamandis, Executive Chairman of the X Prize Foundation

The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.

Linus Pauling, American Chemist

We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we make progress.

Richard Feynman, Noble Prize Winning Physicist